This painting looks more complicated than it is. While there are a lot of details that add up to this beautiful creation, our skilled instructor will guide you step by step so you are able to make this beautiful painting your very own.
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.
This class is for students 18 years old and above.
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 ensure that you receive top rate instruction. It is a truly wonderful art center.”
About “The Kiss” by Gustav Klimt: Klimt depicts the couple locked in intimacy, while the rest of the painting dissolves into shimmering, extravagant flat patterning. The patterning has clear ties to Art Nouveau and the organic forms of the Arts and Crafts movement. At the same time the background evokes the conflict between two- and three-dimensionality intrinsic to the work of Degas and other modernists.
This is a one-time class where no admittance is allowed 15-minutes after the scheduled start of the class. This policy allows teachers to have enough time to instruct and not have interruptions that affect outcome for the entire class. Students who arrive after the 15-minute window will not be admitted and will not be eligible for rescheduling.