Washington is not the only city with beautiful blossoms as illustrated by this gorgeous rendition of blooms in Southern France. Van Gogh created this lovely painting of almond blossoms to celebrate the birth of his nephew and namesake, son of his brother Theo and sister-in-law Jo. As a symbol of his nephew’s new life, Van Gogh chose an almond tree, which blooms early in southern regions, announcing the coming spring as early as February.
Cocktails and Canvas is the perfect chance to learn the basics of acrylic painting while enjoying the company of friends and other creative folks. Our instructors will help you whether you are a total beginner or looking to brush up your skills and paint in a social setting. You won’t walk out of here as a master, but you sure can have a very nice copy of one!
At VisArts, each student receives a partially sketched 16 x 20 canvas — an important step that ensures success for beginners as well as more experienced painters. Our wonderful instructors will walk you step by step through the entire process and all materials, including brushes, easels, paints and aprons are provided. To keep your energy up we also offer complimentary sodas, bottled water and snacks. For those who desire, VisArts offers a complimentary glass of red or white wine. Additional wine and beer is for sale; please bring an ID if you wish to consume alcohol.
VisArts has offered Cocktails and Canvas since 2011 and more than 30,000 have painted with us. AND our approval rating is above 98 percent!
Here are a few of our students’ reviews:
- “Michelle was a great leader/instructor. Fun casual atmosphere and nice set-up. It was fun being surrounded by so many art pieces!”
- “It was a fun, relaxed atmosphere. The paintings they do are varied, and pleasurable to paint. The instructors help, but don’t hover. I have done two paint nights, and plan to do more!”
- “Great session. I’ll definitely be back and have already told a few friends.”
- “VisArts is an incredible place to learn, make friends and express your inner talents. The staff is friendly and helpful and they insure that you receive top rate instruction. It is a truly wonderful art center.”