Nov 7, 2016

Gettin' Artsy




I like to think of myself as a fairly crafty/artsy kinda' person. I could be totally wrong on that, but I like to think it anyway. I'm decent at drawing, I know the basics of crocheting, I have years and years worth of paper scrapbooks, and back when I had more time I used to make crafts a little more often. In college I took quite a few actual art classes for my graphic design minor, but it's been a long time since I'd picked up anything to really channel that inner-artistic side of me. So this weekend my sister-in-law, cousin-in-law and I hit up one of those fun, little paint night classes thanks to a fabulous deal on Living Social!

Since you can't paint on an empty stomach (that's totally a thing, I'm sure ;)) Kayla, Natalie and I grabbed some gourmet pizzas nearby first at A Tavola. Luckily we were able to get there before the dinner rush because it's a tiny, cozy little place. We ate more than our fair share of pizza before heading off to get our painting on.

Our entire night was an absolute blast! Obviously, I have nothing else to compare it to but we had the best instructor! This was my first experience with a painting class but Christine at Cheers to Art... you rocked. She was fun, helpful and had a killer playlist going for the whole night. Multiple times throughout the night I swear the whole class was singing along with her jams and Christine even allowed a few song/dance breaks in between steps of the painting.


I think ours turned out great and it is definitely something we'll do again! I'm always guilty of just doing what's easy or comfortable or convenient for girls nights or date nights. Same restaurants, same dinner/movie combo or whatnot... but it was fun to mix it up and do something new. I absolutely loved getting to be creative and will be proudly hanging my painting of the Cincinnati skyline up in our home :) 

17 comments:

  1. Had way too much fun with you two!!!!! I seriously think we all did so great. Can't wait for it again! I seriously do want to call and ask when Christine normally teaches because girlfriend was rockin'!!! Hope the rest of your weekend was fun :)

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  2. So glad you had a fun night!!! And your picture turned out super awesome! I have never been to a painting class. My artistic abilities aren't all that grand but it still looks fun!

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  3. These are just starting to catch on around here! I took oil painting lessons for years but it's been years since I painted anything. I'm not usually big on skylines but I really like the way your paintings turned out! That pizza also looks delicious, what a fun night!

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  4. This looks like such a fun night, and finding these deals on Groupon or Living Social are always my favorite!! You did such a great job on your painting :)

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

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  5. Wow your painting turned out awesome!! I took part in one of these nights a few months ago and also loved it - such a fun thing to do!

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  6. This looks like so much fun! I've always wanted to do one of these!

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  7. What a fun time!!! I love those painting events, they are the best.

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  8. Your picture turned out so good, and I'm so glad that you were able to try the painting class for the first time! It really does help when you have a great instructor who likes to have fun as well as teach, because having fun is what it's all about!

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  9. I love that you got to do paint night - they can be so much fun!

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  10. this is so awesome! i love when these kinds of nights have a good playlist as well, makes it way more fun. i am the opposite of you, i have zero creativity, no crafty bones in this here body lol but i still enjoy those nights as a girls night. it's different and fun! plus, wine.

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  11. Your paintings look great! What a fun idea for girls night!

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  12. So fun! I like taking classes like this!!

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  13. I can't handle classes like this. I get so stressed out! But your painting is perfection!

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  14. This sounds like an absolute perfect girls night! I love it! I did a painting class once, and it was so much fun! The studio had wine and snacks for all of us ladies!

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