We finally got the chance to try Paint Nite last week, and we had so much fun! The concept: bring canvases, brushes, paint, aprons, and an art teacher to favorite neighborhood bars. The result: a great night out!
We signed up for an event upstairs at the Trident Booksellers and Cafe on Newbury (we love that place!), but Paint Nite hosts events at bars all around the Boston area, as well as other cities. When we arrived, we grabbed a drink and got to work! The engaging art teacher, Lindsay Webber, gave the group easy step-by-step instructions (and made us laugh, too!). We began by blocking in the main colors.
Once our canvases were covered with paint, we starting adding details, creating the illusion of a reflection on water, followed by clouds, trees, and mountains in the distance.
Before we knew it, our masterpieces were complete! After a great night of chatting, having a few drinks, and meeting new people, we went home with our project – and didn’t have to clean up! For anyone who misses grade school art class, and who loves to paint but doesn’t love the set up and clean up involved, we would definitely recommend checking out Paint Nite! There are tons of area establishments participating, and many different paintings to choose from. Plus, use the promo code BostonDayBook to take $10 off the price your ticket!
P.S. For those of you looking for something a little different, Lindsay will be hosting a free-style glow in the dark Paint Nite event at Clery’s on August 27! Promo codes don’t work on special events, but if you would like to go, send us an email at info[at]thebostondaybook[dot]com, and we will get you in for $30 instead of $40 (includes 2 drink tickets)!
To learn more about Paint Nite and sign up for an event, visit their website. Don’t forget to use the special promo code BostonDayBook to get $10 off!
Image Credit: Laura Chassaigne and Natalie Chassaigne Kurtzman. We were invited to attend a Paint Nite event for the purposes of this review, however as always, all opinions are our own.