Last weekend, I took a much-needed mom’s day out and headed to a local Columbus pub. No, my newborn didn’t drive me to drink. Instead, I had a chance to enjoy an afternoon art class courtesy of Wine and Canvas. At a Wine and Canvas event, you spend several hours with friends (or show up solo and make some friends!) while a local artist takes you step-by-step through the process of creating a beautiful painting.
With locations in Bloomington and Indianapolis, Wine and Canvas also schedules classes in other Indiana cities, like the one I participated in in Columbus. And the fun is not for adults alone, both locations also schedule Cookies and Canvas classes for children. Check their schedule monthly for information on locations and painting options.
While the website claims no experience is necessary, I was a bit skeptical. I’ve never taken a paintbrush to a canvas in my life, and yet I came home with a pretty decent looking work of art. Our instructor was highly skilled and very patient. It was fun to see how different each of the paintings that my classmates created were (despite all working to recreate the same one), and yet they all looked great. More importantly, I returned to my family relaxed and knowing I had found a new creative outlet.
Classes are usually around $35. This includes your canvas, paint and instruction. Most classes sell out, so be sure to register in advance.