This past Saturday the hubs and I went out for a fun painting date night with some friends at Pinot's Palette at Boca Park in Summerlin. I received 4 complimentary classes to check out Pinot's Palette in exchange for writing about my experience but, all opinions are my own. Pinot's Palette is a franchise paint and sip studio with locations all over the country. There are 2 locations in Las Vegas, with a 3rd location opening at Town Square on April 7, 2017 (more on that later). All 3 Las Vegas locations are owned by local husband and wife team Reed and Judy Alewel. I love being able to support local businesses here in Las Vegas!
Jason is a much better painter than I am, so I was a bit nervous that our "fun" date night would end up in frustration on my part. But, thankfully, it was nothing but fun! The studio at Boca Park is pretty spacious. As soon as we walked in we were shown to our table, which was already set up for us with everything we'd need. Since it was our first time there, we were given a quick run down as to where everything was, the aprons, bathrooms, purse cubbies, and most importantly the bar ;)
One thing I really liked about Pinot's Palatte is that we were allowed to bring in our snacks, so we took some cheese, fruit, and crackers to enjoy while painting and sipping wine. We purchased a bottle of wine at the bar to share and then it was time to get started!
Our instructor had great energy and kept the atmosphere relaxed and casual. He gave us clear, step-by-step instructions throughout the 2 hours we were painting. He pointed out which brushes to use, how much paint to use when blending, and tips on how to get the look we were going for. There was also an assistant walking around the room answering questions and giving us more paints if needed, etc. She was awesome and came by to help us with our paintings when we kinda messed up what we were doing (oopsy!) They were both super supportive and encouraging as they came around and looked at our pictures. The painting instructor even took the time to help out my friend when she thought she'd really messed up her painting. He explained and demonstrated how to fix it and then let her do the rest. I also liked that there was music playing while we painted, which kept the atmosphere lively.
Half way through the class we had a 10 minute intermission to let the paint dry before moving on to the next section. It was a good time to take a break and stretch! The instructor took the time to share some news about upcoming classes, their facebook contest, and to give info on booking a party there too. I think this would be a great idea for a bridal or baby shower! They also host kid parties, which I would love to do for the kiddos! How fun would that be? And the best part is there's no clean up for parents afterwards!
Like I said, it took about 2 hours or so to complete our paintings. The whole class then took their works of art to the stage for a group photo. They also took photos while we painted to post on their facebook page! We had such a great time during the class. We laughed, chatted, and got to take home our finished masterpieces. It was definitely a nice change from netflix and wine on the couch :)
To celebrate the opening of their 3rd location at Town Square, Pinot’s Palette is hosting a Grand Opening celebration on Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8. The upscale wine and painting experience is partnering with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for a weekend of giving back to the community while patrons fulfill the Pinot’s Palette motto of “Paint. Drink. Have Fun.” Supporters can sign up for either of the two-hour 7 p.m. classes on Friday or Saturday for $39, with 100 percent of the painting proceeds to be donated to St. Jude. Guests interested in signing up for Friday’s class can register online atwww.pinotspalette.com/townsquare/event/147378 and Saturday’s class registration is available at www.pinotspalette.com/townsquare/event/153747.
I would definitely recommend checking out their classes and what better way to have a fun night out and do good than by going to their Grand Opening Celebration. Have you ever gone to a paint and sip studio? What are your thoughts on the experience?