Thursday, September 1, 2011

Sips n Strokes

Last Monday Mom and I went to a painting class at Sips n Strokes where you “bring your favorite beverage and paint a picture along with an instructor as they show you step-by-step how to paint a beautiful masterpiece that you will take home at the end of the evening”.  Mom sent me a link to their business a while back and shortly after there was a Groupon for 2 classes for $35.  While the name is quite strange I was intrigued so I bought a Groupon and I took Mom for her birthday. 

Mom and I looked at the calendar for August and agreed on the Poppies painting.  We arrived about 15 minutes early, put on an apron, got paint on our pallets and popped open a bottle of wine.  Unfortunately, the state of WI doesn’t allow you to bring in alcohol, but they have it for sale and I was pleasantly surprised that they didn’t charge much more than retail price. 


Mom and I were enjoying our wine and waiting for the class to begin.  Before we took one brush stroke the bottle was already 1/2 gone.  This was going to be fun!

First thing to do was to paint the canvas black and use a hairdryer to dry it before continuing:



Next up, paint grass and leaves with green/yellow mix of paint and add some yellow and white accents:


Then make four red blobs so they are touching and paint the middles black:


Add some white accents and then sign it:


Mom and I had a ton of fun and we are looking forward to going back again.  There was one woman in our class that must be a real painter and she followed her own rules for the painting.


Here are some up-coming paintings that are on special or only for a limited time:

$30 for all Halloween paintings (I like this cute one):


$35 for the baseball and football paintings:


$35 and bring a friend for $10 for this peacock painting (Sept 14th):


$25 for this Red Dress painting, one of my favorites (Sept 8th):

red dress

1 comment:

carolea said...

I'm ready to do another; but maybe we'll need 2 bottles?