Ever wish you could paint like a master but feel you’re lacking the skills to get anywhere near that goal? Well, guess again. You may not become another Picasso or Van Gogh, but you’re bound to become a decent artist when you take one of many classes offered in the Southland. Oh, and you’ll have fun no matter how great a product you’ll be able to produce in just one sitting. Indeed, while you take part, you’ll also be invited to sip some wine to relax and get you in the right groove. Consider the following five places in the City of Angels to get your paint on.
Paint and Sip Studio LA
351 S La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Who thinks they can paint a version of Van Gogh’s iconic “Starry Night”? Super sweet instructor Brandon makes the step-by-step process a snap, all while making sure you have a good time getting your canvas covered in an effective way. Windows of this lovely Fairfax outpost face the street so you’ll be able to observe a real night full of stars as you try to duplicate Van Gogh’s masterpiece while learning a bit about this famous painter in the process.
Wine and Canvas
260 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101
A little nervous to paint? Don’t be! No talent or experience is necessary. Wine and Canvas’ talented instructors will guide you step-by-step. You will be amazed at your very own work of art. Wine and Canvas is hosted at your favorite venues around town as well as in its own studio. Check the calendar for locations. Past subjects painted were “Red Tree,” “Eiffel Tower'” and “Owl Love.”
Paint ‘n Pour
2772 Artesia Blvd., Suite 106
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Your assigned canvas is a big one at 16 by 20 inches in size, but don’t be overwhelmed. These paintings will make you proud, bursting with color and attracting all the attention you deserve after taking part in the offerings at this artistic retreat perfect for friends who want to enjoy an evening of putting their brushes to good use while sipping wine at the same time. What can be better than that?
Brushstrokes and Beverages
431 East Broadwa
Long Beach, CA 90802
The motto for this roving paint and wine place is “Let your inner artist come alive.” Meanwhile, you’ll be privy to full meals before getting to your chores at the canvas for a chance to come up with all kinds of images painted by little old you. If you’re an amateur but want to be better than that, this is one outpost that will help you get there while having a blast at the very same time.
1453 14th St
Santa Monica;CA 90405
Get some cheese and crackers with your wine before you attempt to create a legitimate painting at this fun-filled outlet in Santa Monica. An hour out of your three-hour session is devoted to snacking before you attack your canvas with all the creativity you can muster. Follow along as you come up with a close copy of a familiar acrylic or oil, be that one by Picasso, Magritte, Van Gogh or lesson-known artists. All inspire.
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