Cocktails and Canvas – Night of 1,000 Fridas

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This Cocktails and Canvas class is for the street art event “Night of 1,000 Fridas” by Theodore Carter! In his description of this event, Carter writes: “Together, I hope we can place 1,000 depictions of Frida Kahlo in public spaces. You can take part from anywhere and your contribution can be visual art, a performance, or maybe something I haven’t thought of yet. Just place your art out in public, or perform it in public, on January 25, 2019 and incorporate the hashtag ‘#1KFridas.’

Why Night of 1,000 Fridas?

  1. Frida was an amazing artist who led an inspiring life.

  2. To encourage everyone of all ages and abilities to create art.

  3. To bring art into public spaces.

  4. To create community.

  5. To see if we can.

  6. 1,000 public images of a bisexual Latina communist revolutionary could do the world some good right now.”

The paintings from this class will have to be left at VisArts for the display on January 25 for the #1KFridas event. You may pick you painting up at VisArts after January 28 or you may choose to donate it. Your name will be written on the back of the canvas so we can identify which painting to give back to you after the event but the paintings will be displayed anonymously.

For more information about Theodore Carter’s “Night of 1,000 Fridas” event, please visit

Frida Kahlo was a Mexican artist, mostly known for her portraits and works inspired by nature. She is a recognized figure in art history and regarded as an icon for the feminist and LGBTQ movements.

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.

This class is for students ages 18 years old and up.

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.”


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