Paint and sip events are sweeping the nation, but you might be unclear on exactly what these events actually are. Unlike your school art classes, a paint and sip is a laid-back, low-stress opportunity to relax and have some fun with your friends. One of our expert artists will guide you step by step through the process of creating your own copy of a famous painting. If you are planning your wedding, a paint and sip can be the ideal choice for the bachelorette party or bridal shower. Here’s why.
Research shows that one of the best ways to bring people together is through a shared novel experience. Your bridal party might well consist of women who do not know each other very well, and they might have trouble coming together. Recreating a masterpiece under the guidance of a professional artist is a low-stakes, high-reward project that gives all of you a common goal. The bonds that you build during the paint and sip event can last long after the wedding is over.
Of course, a huge part of any bachelorette party or bridal shower is the chance to let down your hair and enjoy some fun times with your girlfriends. With a glass of wine in hand and your canvas in front of you, a paint and sip provides plenty of time to catch up on each other’s lives. The painting project is designed to be a background focus task that promotes conversation, not something all-encompassing or isolating.
For the wedding to be a success, the bridal party needs to work as a team. At a paint and sip, each person has her own canvas, but collaboration is always encouraged. It is a lot of fun to see who steps up as a leader, helping others to realize their own vision, and how easily a group of people from disparate backgrounds coalesce into a single-minded team with a shared goal.
There is no doubt that planning a wedding is extremely stressful, and it is easy for tempers for flare. A paint and sip is intentionally designed as a relaxing environment, where everyone can take a deep breath and let go of their cares. If tensions are starting to run high, spending the evening together at a paint and sip can be an ideal way to recharge and reset, bringing the emotional level back to an even keel.
At The Paint Place, we offer numerous ways to customize your experience. We can host your party at our studio, or bring an artist and all of the necessary materials to you. We will help you choose a theme and select just the right painting for your group. Decorations and invitations can easily be targeted to your chosen theme. Our studio is BYOB for beer and wine, and we can even provide the cups and corkscrew.
On the day of the party, all you need to do is show up and relax. We provide all of the needed materials, from canvases and paint brushes to aprons. Our experienced artists are highly skilled at keeping the evening running smoothly, relieving you of the ongoing duties of hosting a party. If you prefer to hold the paint and sip as part of a larger event at another venue, we will help you corral the crowd and get the event running with little or no fuss.
Please note that you must book in advance, and minimum numbers apply (these vary depending on the day of the week and the time of day). If you are ready to plan your party, or are looking for more information to determine whether a paint and sip is right for you, please give us a call today. We are happy to work hand in hand with you to design the perfect bridal shower or bachelorette party.
With a dedicated and caring staff of professional artists, The Paint Place is dedicated to bringing a love for art to those who never pictured themselves as artists. We strive to create a noncompetitive and relaxed atmosphere that focuses on self-expression and building relationships. We invite you to give us a call today at (212) 799-0112 for more information or to book a seat in an upcoming class.