Now is the perfect time to ignite your creative side, pick up a paint brush (and a cheeky glass of red) and pop some colour onto a canvas.
Heaps of local ‘sip and paint’ studios around the country are now offering at-home options so you can have an instructor on hand to guide you along as well as pre-packaged toolkits to get you started on your artistic journey.
Pinot & Picasso are now streaming free classes on Facebook from their collective of studios across the country. You can try your hand at painting rolling ocean waves, the northern lights, stunning sunflowers and there’s even sessions catered to kids to keep their artistic little hands busy. You can purchase their handy art boxes ($69.95, includes materials for two people) with shipping available Australia wide. Sessions are generally scheduled for Friday and Saturday nights from 7pm, with some Sunday afternoon and mid-week sessions also in the mix.
Of course, you always create your very own paint and sip experience at home. Simply order paper or canvas, an easel, some acrylic paint and brushes online from your local art store and set up your personal art studio in your living room.
Choose a painting that inspires you to get your creative juices flowing and follow the format. You can easily Google a masterpiece to duplicate so you use it as a reference as you go.
Feeling ultra-creative and abstract? Why not paint freehand from your vivid imagination and you’ll be amazed at the unique results.
We suggest choosing colour schemes that will go with the aesthetics of your home so you can proudly display your canvas on the wall. Another thoughtful idea is to courier your completed artworks to a friend or family member to brighten up their day. Your loved ones will be over the moon to receive an original masterpiece made by yours truly.
Whichever method you choose to set up your personal Paint & Sip night, don’t forget to add your favourite bottle of wine and some cheese and crackers to spark your creative fire!