Paint and sip parties are a relaxing trend that has quickly spread over the past several years. The Winneshiek Wildberry Winery in Northeast Iowa offers a Canvas and Corks Painting Party. A group of people will meet under the guidance of an artist and sip a glass of wine while completing a masterpiece all in one night. New friendships are created and laughs abound. Hidden talents are often discovered. The painting class is perfect for date night, girl’s night out, or team building. Each participant will leave with a masterpiece and a fun social experience. If laughter is truly good medicine, this experience is just what the doctor ordered.
The Winneshiek Wildberry Winery offers a fun experience amid the rolling hills of Northeast Iowa. The party room may be rented for special occasions. Gift baskets are sold and tours may be scheduled in advance. The Canvas and Corks Painting Parties are gaining in popularity at the winery. Women and men alike enjoy trying their skills with the paint brush. (The wine adds a little liquid encouragement.) Early registration is recommended because class size is limited. Tickets include instructions, paint, canvas, and brushes. Please check online to register and for directions.
How it works:
Participants grab an apron, a drink, and sit at a supply station The instructor leads the class with the first basic strokes and outlines. Each artist inserts details to his or her painting that adds an ambience or intensifies the light to enhance the masterpiece. The instructor floats around the room to offer assistance or encourages struggling artists. Each participant leaves with a dose of laughter, new friendships, a memory, and a souvenir of the evening. Winneshiek’s Wildberry Winery Canvas and Cork’s painting parties are definitely worth repeating!
(Photo courtesy of Paint Night With Friends 2014-002 as uploaded by EFS Green on Flickr's Creative Commons.)