Last November my friends and I tried an offer by Gilt City, a PaintNite event, and we are now hooked! This past Saturday we participated in our third PaintNite event. PaintNite is offered in several cities in this country. The cost is $45 but there are usually promotions through Gilt City or Groupon. Gilt City is a branch of the flash sale site Gilt that offers local deals and events. PaintNite events take place at bar or restaurant so you can drink while you paint.
Info from their website: http://paintnite.com/pages/home/index
In just about two hours, while you’re sipping on a cocktail, our performing artists will guide you through each painting so that you come up with your own unique masterpiece at the end of the night that you will be amazed YOU created. We provide everything you will need: canvas, paints, brushes and even a smock. You just bring your fun loving friends and have a few cocktails to keep the sprits high and inhibitions to a minimum and we’ll make sure your inner Picasso is unleashed.
These events are a lot of fun. I’m always amazed by my end product and I love being able enjoy a few drinks while painting. The artists who run these events are very helpful. The PaintNite event we attended was at Slate Bar and Grill located at 109 High St. We received a deal from PaintNite to save 45% off the regular price.
Before going to the event we had drinks and appetizers at Nebo. I had a dirty martini with truffle and cheese stuffed olives and a glass of Pinot Noir. We dined on Calamari and Budino (goat cheese panna cotta, dates, hazelnuts, and honey).
This was the set up at Slate:
The artist paints another painting with the group.
After you pick your seat, you get your paint. I had a problem when getting my supplies, the blue had a pump issue:
Once everyone was settled the artist began her instruction. We started by painting the sky:
Our next task was painting the ocean with a darker blue:
After the ocean, it was time to paint the clouds:
We were instructed to paint circular clouds but mine were not quite as concentric as some others. Part of the fun of PaintNite is seeing how other people’s work compares to yours.
We took a short break after the clouds to let the paint dry. After the break we painted the boat.
Derek, Jason, and I:
Here we are with our final products:
Here is my PaintNite collection: