Here are the facts:
-My grandmother was an artist.
-My mother is an artist.
-I am the furthest possible thing from an artist.
So when The Paint Bar invited BF and I in for a class, I was preeeetty hesitant. We’d done a Paint Nite at a local bar before [he hung my finished painting in his bathroom… don’t think that was a compliment], but I’d heard great things about this brick-and-mortar location for one-night-only painting classes, so I eventually said, why not?
So. much. fun.
If you’ve done a Paint Nite at a Boston bar, you sort of know the drill– The Paint Bar’s set-up is similar:: Register for the class that fits your schedule [you can preview the paintings on the calendar as well, so be sure to pick something you’ll be excited to display!]. | Show up, pump your paint, grab a drink at their cash bar, and the rest is a breeze! The instructor walks you through the entire painting, stroke by stroke. It’s not quite as easy as paint-by-the-numbers, but it’s pretty darn close!
Mia was our instructor and made the night extra fun [I mean, anyone that’s going to play me some early 2000s *NSync & B.Spears is a winner in my heart]. What I really loved, though, was hearing about how it’s a family business… and you can’t go wrong with any instructor in this family.
Ok I’m not saying mine was fantabulous or anything, but it’s a HECK ‘O a lot better than anything I could have attempted without instruction. The wine probably helped as well.
I’m already looking forward to planning a night out with girlfriends here [dying to try this sailboat class], but it was PERFECT for a date night too. BF told me he’d definitely do it again… holding him to that.
With two locations, it’s even easier to book a class.
[ The Paint Bar Newbury Street ]
[ 248 Newbury Street ]
[ Boston, MA 02116 ]
[ The Paint Bar Newton ]
[ 823 Washington Street ]
[ Newtonville, MA 02460 ]
[ 617-467-5777 ]
Can’t wait to see what you all make! xo
Full disclosure: I was provided a complimentary class at The Paint Bar. All opinions expressed are my own.