Like a book club, a paint and sip is designed to be a low-stress gathering that brings together like-minded souls. People who enjoy book clubs often enjoy paint and sips, because these events represent a similar type of shared experience. If your book club meetings have started becoming routine and predictable, a mobile paint and sip might be just what you need to relight the spark.
What Is a Mobile Paint and Sip?
The majority of paint and sip events take place in a studio. With a mobile paint and sip, though, we bring the fun to you. Just like a traditional paint and sip, we will provide a professional artist to guide your group through creating their own reproductions of a masterpiece. We will also provide the painting to be replicated, individual canvases, paints, and all of the necessary supplies including an apron. We ask only that everyone wear old clothes, and that you throw drop cloths on the floor, to guard against spills.
Research shows that novelty is one of the best ways to bring a group of people together. If your book club has been meeting for a while, it is only natural for it to start to feel boring and uninspired. Bringing in a mobile paint and sip provides a low-stakes, high-reward project that gives everyone a common goal. The shared novel experience can help you redefine your relationships with other book club members and reignite your passion for meetings.
Your book club meetings, by definition, largely focus on the books you read and discuss. A mobile paint and sip is a background activity that does not require much direct discussion, giving your group the opportunity to simply socialize. You might learn new things about each other, discover commonalities that you never knew existed, and build deeper bonds that will last.
A book club is both collaborative and independent. Each person reads the book and formulates his or her own opinions, and then everyone comes together to discuss it. At a paint and sip, although each person works on his or her own canvas, collaboration is highly encouraged. Different people might step up as leaders, showing a different side than they normally present to the group.
Virtually Endless Customization
A mobile paint and sip provides a seemingly endless number of ways to customize your experience. For example, why not design a theme night that relates to a book your club recently read? We can help you figure out decorations and even catering options that relate to your theme, and our vast library of paintings is sure to hold something appropriate for even the most esoteric book title.
Although we are not licensed to provide alcohol, sipping is an important part of a paint and sip. We highly encourage you to design cocktails or provide beer or wine options that go along with your theme.
On the day of your mobile paint and sip, all you need to do is make sure that each person has enough space for her canvas and supplies, and a clear line of sight to the professional artist, and that the floors and surfaces are protected. We will take care of everything else, from bringing in and setting up the supplies to ensuring that the event runs smoothly. Our experienced artists are skilled at corralling a crowd and keeping things flowing in a low-stress way.
Please note that advance booking is required. We do have minimum numbers that vary according to the day of the week and the time of day. If you are ready to spice up your next book club meeting with a mobile paint and sip, or are just curious as to whether it might be right for you, please give us a call. We look forward to helping you create the event of your dreams!
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.