Date Night at Paint Nite

Last year, I had my first paint & drink experience for Erin‘s birthday. It was totes fun. For Christmas, I decided to get the hubs “experiences” so we could spend time together. One of those was a date at Paint Nite. I picked “Chicago Starry Night” because … it was pretty. We attended the class last Wednesday.

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The painting we’d be copying

If you’ve never done one of these types of events (and there are tons of options around Chicago – try one!), they break it down for you so anyone can be an artiste.

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Serious painters are serious. (Source.)

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Start with the background – sky and water

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Outline the buildings and fill them in

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Creepin’ on everyone else. This guy drew a moon with the Batman symbol on it. Genius.

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Overall it was a fun event and now we have some adorable art to hang in our apartment. I scored a LivingSocial deal for these, I think it was $20/person.

10 thoughts on “Date Night at Paint Nite

  1. Ooh that looks like fun! And kudos for getting your hubs to go. L won’t join me yet for a painting class. :( I love your paining! Definitely needs to be hung up!!! :)

  2. Wow- those are gorgeous! I would totally pick the class based on the artwork that was being made- love this one! I would love to try one of these, looks like a blast!

    • These classes are lots of fun! I highly recommend doing it sometime!! Plus painting is kind of relaxing. I kind of want to just buy some paint and canvas and just paint at home … I’m sure that end result would be lovely. And messy.

  3. I was surprised to see you were doing this at the Crown – didn’t realize they had so many of these classes all over the city! I’d love to take one of these classes, especially if a deal comes around :)

  4. I did something similar with my friends from book club. We had a blast! Of course it helped that we were drinking wine too. :-) Nice job with your painting. Mine was not so good but I still had a good time.

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