Saturday, March 23, 2013

Drink and Dabble

There are art bars popping up everywhere!  Have you noticed?  The first time I heard about this was on The Housewives of Orange County.  It's such a great idea for a girls night out.  You get to paint along with the instructor while enjoying cocktails and snacks.  The closest art bar to me was a little too far, but I found a travelling "art bar" that was going to be at a nearby restaurant.  It's called "Drink and Dabble" and it's run by Charlie Hall, a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design.  When you sign up there's a list of dates and locations and a picture of the painting you will be recreating. 

When my friend and I arrived at the Eleven Forty Nine Bar & Grill in Seekonk, Charlie and his assistant were still setting up, so we went to grab a drink.

We were given an apron, a canvas, paint and paintbrushes.

Once we got started Charlie explained how the class works and then we got started.  It was super easy and he was very funny, talented and patient.

We ordered some brick oven pizza and salad and munched on it as we painted.  The restaurant servers were great and very accommodating to all of us and the food was great!  I'd definitely go there again for a night out and they even have entertainment on the weekends.  The time just flew by and before we knew it our paintings were done! 

It's a painting of the WaterFire, which is a great event that is on certain nights in Providence from May - October each year.  If you've never been you should go and if you've never enjoyed a night out painting your own masterpiece, you should sign up!  It was a lot of fun and the painting is a wonderful memory of my night out.