Paint, sip and relax

Photo courtesy of Muse Paintbar

One or more of the following things are guaranteed to make moms happy:

  1. Time with friends
  2. A night out
  3. Wine

You can take care of all three at one of the many “paint and sip” places around the state.

I know what you are thinking.

I can’t paint. That’s perfectly fine. It doesn’t matter if your version of Van Gogh’s Starry Night turns out to look more like a platter of eggs (it’s hanging up in my house). Whether you are a budding Picasso or you struggle to color within the lines, you will have a lot of fun learning how to bring a painting to life with the help of a skilled instructor.

It’s all about you this month, moms, so grab your friends, pick a project and make a reservation at your local paint and sip.

Muse Paintbar       

Muse Paintbar in Manchester brought the paint and sip concept to the Queen City and continues to be a popular spot. In addition to painting a canvas, you can also paint wood, glassware and more, at different times. Show up early for small bites, sweet things, and your choice of 20 wines and beers, available 30 minutes prior to class start. Return on a future date night to take on one of Muse’s “couple projects.”

42 Hanover St.

Graffiti Paintbar       

At Graffiti Paintbar in Nashua you can paint a project step by step — on canvas or glassware — with an instructor, or take part in open studio time where you are on your own, but assistance is there if you need it. Other classes include working with wood signs, glow painting, and the anything goes paint pouring workshop. Enjoy hot hors d’oeuvres with your wine, beer or other malt beverage.

143 Main St.

Canvas Roadshow       

You can pick up a paint brush at Canvas Roadshow in Bedford, but you can also try a Sea Glass Art or Cozy Knit Blanket workshop.  In the Hammer & Stain DIY workshops, where assistance is available, you take bare wood to finished custom decor. Everyone gets a personalized stencil and you choose colors that work with your home. Check out the calendar for other fun nights that include activities such as trivia or making a cornhole board. The Roadshow also hits the road partnering with other businesses, such as LaBelle Winery in Amherst, to offer classes.

25 South River Road

A few more places to check out:

Art with a Splash  

Sip & Paint  

Paint Party     

The Offbeat Owl Paint Bar    

Art Escape

Categories: Time Out