All you wanna-be-artsy-painters out there LISTEN UP.
You absolutely *MUST* try Paint Nite. Get on Groupon or Living Social, search your area, and buy yourself one fun evening with your ladies (edit: guys totally can go too).
OK, but really- I signed up with my roommate to do this way back in May (?) and we finally picked a day, and a painting (very cool that you get to see ahead of time what you’ll be painting) and hit up the bar hosting the event one evening.
It’s SO MUCH FUN. First, the instructor we had Elise, was hilarious. She made everyone super comfortable right up front. Lets be real, its intimidating to paint in front of people. You’re always afraid of making the wrong move. Elise made sure everyone knew from the start that there was NO wrong moves. Which resulted in a huge array of unique paintings in the end. Which is a lot to say when you’re all painting the same thing. Elise walked around to make sure everyone was confident in their work, and made some little suggestions here or there if you were struggling. The bar staff at the bar made sure you were fully liberated (It makes painting much easier).
For those around the Detroit area, we found our discounts on Living Social, but I think they’re on Groupon too. It was really easy to register, and you get to take home something you’re really proud of. My only tip, is if you’re going with a group, sign up early. The fun paintings sold out fast, and you don’t want to get stuck with one you wouldn’t be happy to hang in your home.
So we’re signing up again, because: FUN (in case you haven’t been paying attention).