This past Sunday just so happened to be National Siblings Day and I got to spend a fun day with my sister at Wine & Canvas Las Vegas. They have many locations throughout the country and provide fun painting classes with step-by-step instructions from an artist. No experience is necessary. Wine and Canvas Las Vegas offered me 2 complimentary tickets to go check them out and of course, I couldn't resist.
I'd been to these types of painting classes twice before and both times I really enjoyed it, even if my painting wasn't a masterpiece! This was my sister's first time going and I think she enjoyed the class a lot.
Their studio is located in Henderson, which is where we went for the class, but they also offer classes all over town. I really like that they travel to other venues so you could really make a night of it. They also host private events for organizations, clubs, or a party! And for us with kiddos, they even offer classes for the little ones. These are called Cookies & Canvas and are offered once a month in their studio. I cannot wait to take my kids to this class!!
They recommended arriving early, since seating is on a first come basis. We got there about 10 minutes early and had no issues checking in. We were given our blank canvases, told where to get our aprons, and they even had cubbies to keep our bags. The studio has a few long tables, with easels and stools. The paints you'll be using are all set up for you on a plate, along with the brushes and a cup of water for rinsing your brushes as needed.
We went on Mimosa Sunday, so they were offering bottomless mimosas for $10. They had a cute bar area in the back corner and aside from the mimosas, offered beer, wine, and some specialty drinks. They also had bottled water, soda, and flavored popcorn from Popped, a local Vegas shop. Our class started at 11am, but their weekday and Saturday classes are in the evening.
We found our spot close to the stage, where the instructor would be teaching from, but it didn't seem to me that there were any "bad" seats, just further back but you could still see what was going on. The instructor wore one of those wireless microphones that wraps around the ear, so hearing her was no problem. Plus, she walked around the room a few times to check out work and answer any questions.
Once we started our painting, our instructor gave us plenty of time to do our work. She was very encouraging and explained herself great. Halfway through the class we took a 10 minute break. Great time for a refill ;) Before we started up she told us about their upcoming classes and we played a quick little wheel of fortune type game, where you could win stuff, such as a free class, discounts, a free glass of wine, etc.
The whole experience took about an hour and a half. It was super fun seeing all our final paintings. We totally made a day of it and grabbed some lunch afterwards. If you're looking for something fun and different to do with your sibling or girlfriends, I totally recommend checking out Wine and Canvas Las Vegas!