When I was younger I was interested in learning how to paint. So I invested in all the tools needed to paint and signed up for one of those high school Introduction to Painting course. I got to the class with all my materials anticipating to learn the basics of painting. To my surprise, everyone already knew how to paint and the class was pretty much everyone painting with no real lesson. Needless to say I never returned!
Now fast forward and these painting classes called Painting With a Twist have become popular in our area. They have open classes and private parties where everyone paints the same picture. It is a BYOB which means bring your own snacks and if you are over 21 feel free to bring a bottle of wine! For a small fee of $35 you are provided the canvas, paint, plus brushes and a smock to use for the evening. You just show up with your beverage – my choice was iced tea!
There are plenty of seats and it would be a great place for a birthday or any type of party. There are a lot of fun pictures you can sign up for!
An instructor walks you through the painting through several stages and everyone’s finished picture will be a bit different. The instructor, who has high energy, is in the middle of the room with two TVs showing her painting and finished picture. You can see below that this was our first step to paint the background.
At this point the painting needs to dry a bit. Fun contests with prizes are played during these drying time periods. Plus we post our painting on Facebook and whoever gets the most likes over the next 30-minutes get to pick a finished painting!
Now for the final painting!I am fairly happy with it though if I had to do it over again I would have made a few changes plus attended a different painting class for practice before painting the Tardis! Once a month on Saturday they have an open session with instructors if you want to fix your painting. My windows did not dry well so the yellow is a bit dull, plus I still have a bit of white chalk that did not get covered, and I need to finish the bottom part of the canvas with dark blue paint. I might be able to make some minor changes on my own. But I am happy for my first painting! I had a great time that went by quickly and I am going back! Have you ever attended one of these classes or something similar?