Have you had your fill of work and stress? Are you falling asleep on the job? Do you stare at the clock counting down the minutes? Do you find yourself asking “is it the weekend yet”? If you have answered yes to one or more of these, you are way overdue for a girls’ night out. The first thing that comes to mind is dinner, drinks, and dancing, but let’s face it—a night out on the town can be expensive.
You don’t have to spend a fortune to have fun. Just get creative when planning a fun, affordable experience with friends by challenging them to try something new and interesting. Here’s an inexpensive idea that my friends and I tried that won’t break the bank: Brush And A Bottle Paint Night. With a glass of wine in one hand and a paintbrush in the other, could you imagine a better way to unwind? Trashed Studio offers an all-inclusive three-hour instructor-led painting class with all supplies (sans the wine) provided for just $30! Local artist Bev Elliott will challenge you and your group of 6 to 12 friends to get creative in this step-by-step demonstration through the painting process. For those of you who have never picked up a paint brush, the ever-so-patient Bev is right by your side, ready to offer individualized tips and style suggestions. Her passion for painting is contagious, and you’ll find yourself channeling your inner Monet—shocked by the hidden artists that you and your friends have become.
I must admit that I was slightly hesitant about the evening since I’m far from a modern day artist. With Bev’s guidance and acrylic paint, I quickly discovered my artistic abilities. I personally found acrylic paint to be very forgiving, easy to use, and any mistakes can be painted over (even when dry!) I enjoyed the night out with my friends, and getting to come home with my own piece of art was an awesome added bonus.
The relaxing atmosphere of this cozy art studio is filled with laughter and good vibes from the moment your paint-filled brush hits the canvas, making that stressful work week you’ve had seem less overwhelming. I highly recommend Trashed Studio: Brush and a Bottle class for first time and/or experienced painters. For any event (girls’ night, birthday, family get-together or work outing), plan your next paint party with Bev and be sure to check out other services Trashed Studio offers! **As a disclaimer (let’s not get confused by my writing style), this is not an advertisement, nor do I work for Trashed Studios. When I find something I love I give my honest opinion, and I never recommend products that I don’t use or enjoy.