For months now I’ve been seeing people post on Facebook about attending painting related events. Usually they involve drinking and are at a restaurant of some type. Austin and I recently went to “Paint Nite“. After seeing a Groupon for the events, I couldn’t pass it up.
To reserve a space at a Paint Nite, you can simply visit the website to select the event, date and time that works for you. The company does a great job of hosting events throughout Greater Boston. They also offer a variety of days of the week and times. The listings also show what the group will be painting and what level of skill is required. Of course, I picked an “easy” option.
When you arrive, after selecting a seat (note: get there early if you want a good vantage point), you pick up a cup of water, brushes and your paint palette. The number of pumps of paint you needed will be provided also as to not be wasteful. Last but not least – your apron. The paint, we were told, would not come out of clothes.
The event lasted two hours and throughout the time, the server at our restaurant was around to take food and drink orders. I will warn you though, the space is tight. Either plan to arrive super early and eat before or eat late. There isn’t much room on the tables for a cell phone let alone a plate of food.
The instructor at my particular class (Brittany B), was awesome. She did a great job of explaining each and every step. When I first looked at the painting I thought there was no way in hell mine would come out looking anything like that – but it actually didn’t turn out too bad! She teaches a little and then walks around to each and every person making sure they understand what they are supposed to be doing and that their painting is coming together as it should. She helps those in need. She was also really encouraging to make the painting your own. If you felt like doing something other than what she was demonstrating that was not a problem.
Overall, Paint Nite was a great date night event for us. There were only three men out of about 40 people but my husband still had fun. Seems like it would be a great fit for girls night out, birthday’s, etc.
My work of art: