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Wine & Canvas

Lately, a couple of my friends have been talking a lot about Wine and Canvas, a one night class in which everyone learns to paint something fun while enjoying a yummy drink. You just go to the website, choose your location preference, and then choose a day that has a painting you like and register. (You also pay $35.00, but the canvas and paints are provided.) I really wanted to give it a try, and so I was was super excited I was able to rope my sister into doing a class with me last night!

paintingWe chose to do a painting with sunflowers. Above you can see us getting started on our paintings. I love sunflowers–mostly because they remind me of my mom, but also because they are so pretty and represent summer, my favorite season!

20140423-180409.jpgThough we moved at a super fast pace, the class took a lot longer than we anticipated–a little over 3 hours! We were really surprised at how quickly we moved from step to step, wishing we had more time to work on details, but not wanting to fall behind. Simultaneous with our feelings of being a bit rushed were feelings of being super tired–especially by the time we finished the flowers and were painting our backgrounds. Alcohol + concentrating on painting = drowsy ladies!

20140423-180418.jpgDespite it all, I had a lot of fun. The best part was hanging out with my sister, but I am also happy to have a painting that’s not all that bad for a memory. (Of course, I see a dozen things I would’ve tried to touch up had I had the time, but I still liked the way mine turned out for the most part.)

painting 2Here’s a picture taken by the women who put on the event showing some of the ladies who took part in the class. We are hiding in the very back row on the left!

I was pleasantly surprised at how easy painting with acrylics was, and would like to try more in the future. Do you like using acrylics? Have you ever taken a Wine and Canvas class, or would you?

4 thoughts on “Wine & Canvas

  1. i’ve heard good things about wine and canvas. a couple of my coworkers went to one and they had a fun time. i’m surprised you haven’t used acrylics in the past. they’re usually my go-to for painting because they’re so easy, dry quickly, are cheap and i can generally get the effect i’m looking for. i’ve even had some success adding lots of water to them to get a water color look since i haven’t found my old water color look and haven’t bought new ones because i know i’ll find the old one right away then.

    1. I’ve used acrylics, but it’s been ages. I enjoyed using them, and I think I will try using them more often–especially because of how quickly they dry and the neat stylization that is possible when using them as a medium (as you mentioned). I think I’d give the class another try in the future πŸ™‚

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