Paint night is taking over grown-ups’ calendars and many an inner Picasso has been liberated thanks to the encouraging environment (and alcohol) typically associated with this entertainment trend. And it’s taking off as much for the social component as for the ease of accomplishing something creative. Over the course of two hours, an instructor guides a group to recreate a painting chosen specifically for the evening. Throughout the step-by-step session, instructions are given to ensure even the biggest of skeptics completes a piece worthy of mention on his Facebook page.
Costs range from about $25-$50 depending on the venue and amenities included. Locations typically come fully loaded with paint supplies including the canvas, brushes, paint, a smock and an alcoholic beverage to keep those artistic juices flowing. But, depending on the location, wine or beer may not be included and age restrictions are a possibility.
There are two different types of painting experiences. Paint night usually occurs in an independent art studio, while PaintNite is a trademarked event that involves local restaurants, bakeries and coffee shops as volunteer hosts. Those individual businesses arrange to have an instructor show up and perform the event there.
Where to Unleash Your Inner Picasso
The Art Studio
221 N. Long Beach Rd, Rockville Centre
(516) 763-2050 theartstudiorvc.com
65 Deer Park Ave, Babylon
(631) 805-1892 artseastudios.com
31 Village Sq, Glen Cove
(516) 671-8788 claynationonline.com
Mini Monet Art Studio
64 Railroad Ave,
Sayville (631) 218-9797 minimonetny.com
Paint The Town Studio
17 Green St, Suite 6, Huntington
(631) 683-5788 paintthetownstudio.com
Paint the Town Studio
73 North Ocean Ave, Patchogue
(631) 307-9889 patchogue.paintthetownstudio.com
The Painted Canvas
5768 Route 25A, Wading River
(631) 886-2444 thepaintedcanvas.org