Join like-minded aspiring artists for a drink at Paint Nite, a traveling social painting class. (Photo courtesy Paint Nite)
The social painting craze is going on the road in Philadelphia, now that Paint Nite has come to town.
Social painting – one-off classes where friends and strangers drink wine, eat crudité and create art – leaves the studios, galleries, museums and craft stores and travels to local bars and restaurants for Paint Nite.
Founded in Boston by two friends, Sean McGrail and Dan Herman, Paint Nite now gives Philadelphians more options for locations, dates and refreshments than typical art classes.
Each event lasts approximately two hours, during which you will receive step-by-step instruction from a local artist on how to create your personalized masterpiece — from landscapes to a still life to something more abstract.
No prior painting experience is required and each event is ranked by difficulty (most falling in the easy to moderate range).
All guests are given a 16-inch by 20-inch canvas, paints, brushes and a smock; drinks and food may be purchased from the establishment on a pay-as-you-go basis.
In Philadelphia, participating host bars and restaurants include City Tap House, Darlings Diner, Fado, Field House, New Deck Tavern — even The Palm.
The best part? Uwishunu readers can enjoy $20 off tickets with the code “uwishunu20″ for a Paint Nite event in July, August or September.
Click here for the complete list of events and get painting.
Paint Nite Philadelphia
Where: At Local Bars Or Restaurant Near You
When: Evening Throughout July, August and September
Cost: $45 (use the uwishunu20 code for $20 off)
More info: www.paintnite.com