Artist Spotlight: Meet Melany P&V LA Instructor

                                                                                         

What is your favorite way to be creative?My favorite way to be creative is when I'm coming up with ideas for a painting. I'll spend time with myself brainstorming while I go for a run. Other times I go the the internet's rabbit hole. After accumulating a list of thoughts, the drawing begins.

 What is your favorite thing to do when your NOT painting?


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The need to express yourself...even if you are homeless!

I am proud to be a volunteer with the Nevada Homeless Alliance. They produce Pop-Up Projects around the valley to provide services for the homeless from hot showers, haircuts, and clothing to health care, legal aid, and community resources.  

                                                                                                              

This year,


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Donating Painting Lesson Certificates for a great cause this Holiday Season

I want to share that I was asked to support and donate 4 Painting & Vino gift certificates for the North County Food Bank's silent auction. This will be held during their annual Season of Giving Gala on December 14, 2019 on the campus of California State University San Marcos. Not only does this give me a personal joy of giving, but it is also a great opportunity to boost our brand.

                                                                                                              


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“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”


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We've revamped LA - new venues, new artists, new paintings - oh my!!!

Attention Los Angeles Paint & Sip lovers!

We've totally overhauled our Los Angeles area offerings. We're featuring great new venues to hold classes and a whole handful of amazing new artists offering unique paintings. All that's missing is YOU!

Enjoy great food and drinks while creating beautiful works of art with your friends and family at one of these new venues: 

The Beverly Hilton - Located in the heart of Beverly Hills, this iconic location offers beautiful surroundings while you enjoy a relaxing painting class with Painting & Vino!

La Poubelle Bistro - Located at the foot of the Hollywood Hills on Frank


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Owner Spotlight - Our Love Story

Many people think this company is managed by a big corporate office with lots of layers of employees in a big office building, but in reality, we are a husband/wife team, working from our home on a little island in South Texas. From there we are raising our 15-month-old son in a house with three English Bulldogs and two cats.  I’m sure you can imagine how busy we are having a full house and a business to run. 

So you may ask, how did a husband/wife end up managing a Paint and Sip business? Believe it or not, we actually met as competitors. Here is our love story…


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Now offering paint and pour events on South Padre Island, Texas

Join us at your newest location for hosting fun painting parties! When you're tired of the beach and looking for something unique to do look us up!

Classes are held at the Pearl Resort as well as we are expanding to other great locations so be sure to check the calendar: www.paintingandvino.com/spi


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Wine in Arizona: Two New Venues to Love

Venue Spotlight: Merkin Vineyards and Peacock Wine Bar

Here at Painting & Vino East Phoenix, we have a real passion for amazing wine. Even better when we combine that amazing wine with a fun and approachable activity that anyone can participate and excel at: painting. We have partnered with two new venues this season to bring exceptional wine to our palate and paint to our palette. 


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New Venue Spotlight: The Dog House, Long Beach

The Dog House

Long Beach has so many great places to check out but one of their best if you like a casual atmosphere and a class hot dog is The Dog House. Known for their high quality food at low prices. Family friendly places like this are hard to find in So Cal these days. They offer gourmet hot dogs, sausages and salads. Ice cold beer. Televised Sports, UFC, small kids arcade. Free Wifi and parking. 

We are very excited to team up with them to offer painting events at The Dog House! Since this is a family friendly venue feel free to bring the kids to enjoy some creative time together while eating some tasty treats. 

Upcoming events:


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New Venue Spotlight: Seasons in Davis, CA

Sacramento we have a Brand New Venue!!

 


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New Venue Spotlight: Sacramento Natural Food Co-op

Sacramento we have a Brand New Venue!!

 


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Artist Spotlight: Rachel Lewis of Painting & Vino Sacramento

I'm happy to let you know that Rachel will be our newest Master Artist and will start teaching August 2019 for Painting & Vino Sacramento.

Rachel’s has a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from the University of Nevada, Reno.


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Painting Classes Now Available in Riverside, CA

Hello Riverside, California! We're excited to finally be able to offer classes in your area!!

We're starting out classes monthly at Pier 76 Fish Grill but are working hard to expand our calendar of available social painting events. Of course the more people who can attend the more we can offer so please tell your friends and family in the Riverside area to join us for a class

Next class is July 26th 6-9pm at Pier 76. Click HERE to register and get more details. Use promo code: PIER76 for $20 off per person when registering online

  Escape to the beach without actually having to drive the packed freeways to get there by attending this fun paint & sip class: "A Day at the Beach"

Hope to se


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Spotlight Orange County

Orange County is a beautiful place filled with diversity. It’s a vast county tucked in between San Diego and Los Angeles. Home to popular cities like Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach and more. If you live there or plan to visit be sure to take in all the sites, and we mean more than just a trip to Disneyland! We work with some amazing restaurants in Orange County so if your cruising by during one of our painting classes be sure to stop in, order some great food/drinks and get your creative on! Here is a list of great restaurants and bars we work with! *Please note this is current to June 2019, venues may change without notice.


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New Venue Spotlight: The Forum in Chandler, AZ


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Perfectionism

So how many artists struggle with trying to create the perfect painting and spend hours just to start all over again? This artist definitely struggles sometimes as I suspect others do too! I was reminded recently by a friend to stop trying so hard and enjoy the process. We have to stop getting ourselves in a rut and expecting perfection. Most of my paint nights with friends I come away with the experience and thats what stays in my memory and heart and thats what I want most out of life and also what I need the most! Creative types of people will always need to create and will always be our own worst critics! In the end though its not that perfect painting that enriches our lives its the time we spent giggling, laughing and telling stories and dont forget the support we give eachother while we are painting that is what matters! I love when at the end of a paint party and everyone finally gets to see all the finished paintings and I start to hear the compliments flying! I hope I was able to spark a little fire in you to get out there and


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We're back LA - check out these cool new venues!

Guess what LA?! We’re back for delightfully fun painting events!

We dearly apologize for the lull in painting classes in the Los Angeles area but rest assured we’re working hard to grow and offer lots of great paint & sip events near you! Check out our current venues


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5 reasons going to a restaurant for a painting class is a great idea

1. You can eat and drink to your heart's content! The restaurants we work with all offer great food and drinks available for purchase so come hungry and thirsty! In fact, they actually really hope you will support their business while enjoying the ambiance of their restaurant. Ordering isn’t required, unless it’s a private party, BUT it will tickle their tummies if you do enjoy some delicious items off the menu while your getting your paint on!


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Spotlight Fairfield County, Connecticut

Connecticut has to much to offer. It’s historical and quaint. Filled with beautiful neighborhoods and peaceful surroundings. We are happy to say we’ve been part of the Fairfield County community offering paint & sip classes at cozy restaurants in the area since 2015. Below is info on where we host our classes at. *Please note this is current to June 2019, venues may change without notice.

***********************************Still River Grill & Bar


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Surprise Mom with some food, drinks, art AND fun this Mother's Day

Looking for a way to spend some time with mom on her special day? What about joining a painting class!

Since our classes are held at local restaurants you can eat, drink and create together.

Sign up today as seats are quickly filling up! Use promo code: MOTHER20 for $20 off


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My First Fundraiser

How is this fundraiser personal to me, the artist?

I've seen these Facebook fundraisers for birthdays on a lot of people's pages lately and I think it's a neat idea, especially since most of us don't really expect gifts, and tend to buy ourselves what we need and want, etc. I like that people can bring attention to a worthy cause that they care about in this way. I planned this fundraiser with Willow Wish and 


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Premium event feature - Wine Glass Painting Classes

Did you know we offer more than just step-by-step canvas painting classes? We also offer an array of other fun projects that we categorize as premium events.

One such event is Wine Glass Painting


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Do you love your pet? Check out upcoming 'Pet Portrait' classes near you

We all love our pets. From adorable puppies to pets that have since passed, they all find a special place in our hearts that make life worth living. They remind us every day how to love wholeheartedly with no objections or judgment.


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Spotlight San Diego

We love San Diego, it’s definitely fitting of America’s finest cities. If your visiting and looking for something fun to do, or your blessed to live in San Diego, painting classes are always a great activity! Below is info on where we host our paint & sip art classes at.

*Please note this is current to April 2019, venues may change without notice.


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Start Your Own Paint & Sip Business

Have you been to a few paint & sip classes and thought, "I could so do this as a business!" 

Starting a business is not an easy task. You have to get a website made, logo designed, write a business plan, obtain the correct business license and the million other things on your business start up checklist. It can be incredibly overwhelming and most quit before they get through the list. 

I know because I went through the process myself. Before joining forces with Painting & Vino I started my own paint & sip from scratch. It was a local art studio called Inspire San Diego. The start up process took me years of dreaming, thinking, planning...etc...until I finally found someone who could help me make it a reality. Starting a business was the hardest thing I have ever done, well besides being a mom, but just like creating a baby it can be an incredibly rewarding process - IF you can work smarter not harder. 

I wish I had known about licen


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Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

                                                                                  Building Office Camaraderie Through the Power of Paint

                            &nb


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San Francisco Spotlight

Whether you live in the Bay area or plan on visiting there anytime soon be sure to check out one of our fun painting nights out. We have new venues that are ready to show you a fabulous time painting with your friends. *Please note this is current to January 2019, venues may change without notice.


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6 Reasons to have a paint party

We all work hard, so it’s important to take the time to celebrate and enjoy some play time


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Award Winner and Master Artist: Yanna Fabian

Today I had the pleasure of interviewing Yanna Fabian. She is a Master Artist with Painting & Vino and she currently teaches classes in the Los Angeles area. Keep reading to learn more about Yanna Fabian and be sure to check out her upcoming class with Painting & Vino!🎨🎨🎨


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Creativity takes Courage

Stepping outside of our comfort zone. That's something that makes us all squirm from time to time doesn't it? Some of us are naturals, not an ounce of fear when it comes to trying something new. Then there's the rest of us, when faced with trying something new and different fully step on the brakes with BOTH feet, and grip that proverbial steering wheel with a death clutch! There's a balance to both sides of trying something new: the anticipation, and the excitement.

Here at Painting and Vino, we encourage you to EMBRACE your creativity, it takes courage to try new things! There is no judgement, only passion. Passion for art, for friendship, for connecting. Connecting with friends, old and new. You are creating your own piece of art that you can proudly display in your home or office! You can joyfully look at your piece and know that you may have stepped out of your comfort zone and created something that you didn't think you could ever do! 

Life is so short not to experience every single second of joy that we can. So grab those that you t


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What Has Art Done For You?


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“Inspiration from a Master: Vincent Van Gogh”


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Why Painting & Vino?

P&V Palette Blog

~Colorful Insights from Team P&V~

Why the name Painting & Vino? There are a few reasons but mostly the name is inspired by the coming together for the love of painting and wine. The two seem to go hand-in-hand in a beautiful relationship. Having a glass or two of wine while you paint tends to lowe


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New Year - New You! Build Your Creative Confidence

This time of year we all reflect on what we’ve achieved and start thinking about the possibilities to come. It’s an exciting time of year filled with hope and determination. We say ride the wave of motivation and take charge doing those things that will make you be a better human being.

Of course without question one of those ways is to expand your list of talents and hobbies. Have you ever considered painting as a talent you have? Most don’t but why not? Being a well rounded person with creat


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Artist Spotlight: Erica Marr of Painting & Vino East Phoenix


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New Venue Spotlight - Iron Triangle Brewing (Los Angeles)

We are excited to bring on our newest venue in the Los Angeles area, Iron Triangle Brewing. They offer a great selection of craft beers that is popularly sold throughout the city.

Look for these Painting & Brews painting events on the cale


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Importance of Giggles

Being able to laugh at yourself and others, in a positive way, is one of the many benefits of experiencing our classes. We spend so much time taking everything so seriously and being so hard on ourselves. Why not try out a paint night and have fun with it. Who cares if it's a stellar painting you can hang in a gallery. The idea is to enjoy it as an activity and soak up the light heartedness of the process. Our classes are affordable enough that you can toss the canvas if you really don't like it. Try again another day if you really need the wall art. Written by Nick LeGuern, Orange County artist/instructor: September 19, 2018Had a Fun evening with these folks at Chapter One restaurant and Bar, in Santa Ana last evening.The blond girl, Courtney, very intuitive artist I thought, had the giggles encouraged by th


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Teaching ART to Kiddos

Kiddos love to be creative. I, so thoroughly enjoy teaching kids how to paint or do art projects.


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Paint and Sip for Relaxation

OK, who’s with me…you work all week, take care of the house and the kids, run here, and run there, blah, blah, blah. Then the weekend comes and you envision relaxation but noooooooo…there are chores, family outings, sports games, more running here and there and, well, you know the rest.

Here is my point…You don’t have to save relaxation and date nights for Fridays and Saturdays. Sometimes, a night off during the week is some of the best therapy, especially when it’s creative and fun.

Coming out to dinner on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday night can sometimes be what the doctor ordered for a nice mid-week break. Doing something creative even makes it better for your stress level and your brain! Getting out during the work week, and attending a paint and sip event, gives you and your kitchen a night off!


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There Are No Mistakes in ART!

Painting, drawing, music…it doesn’t matter what the art form is. What many have considered to be “mistakes,” in the past, have turned out to be the artist’s “style.” And this goes for all forms of art.  For the purpose of this posting though, I will be referring to painting and drawing.

Art is like anything else in this world that you’ve had limited experience with. Ok, here it comes, Grandma’s old saying, “Practice makes perfect.” Well, my Friend, it does. Especially when it comes to something that you enjoy doing. Besides, as you are “practicing,” who says you have to paint for anyone but yourself? Start simple! Grab a glass of wine, and grab a coffee cup, and draw or paint it until you like the resul


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How to create a Pet Portrait that doesn't suck

Have you ever thought of yourself as a portrait painter? Probably not, as painting portraits lend itself to old masters, back in the days of the kings and queens with Leonardo Da Vinci or Michelangelo at the helm. Portrait painting takes years and years of study. So how the heck do you paint your pet’s portrait and it doesn’t look like a cartoon rendition?


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Top 10 Reasons Paint & Sip Classes Are so Fun

1. Better than watching sports at a bar. Not that we don't love sports BUT painting classes gives you a chance to actually make something while you hang out with friends.

2. Channel your inner Bob Ross. Painting “happy little trees” ALWAYS makes you feel, well, happy!


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Offering great new venues in Sacramento for Paint & Sip classes

We've been working hard to get new venue partners on board to offer fun painting events at local restaurants. We hope our Sacramento painting class attendees enjoy the new atmosphere, food and drinks!

Now offering painting classes at:

The Union in Roseville112 Pacific St, Roseville, CA 95678 River City Brewing


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Painting & Vino Las Vegas Radio Spot

Way cool!!! Come take a listen to our radio spot for the Painting & Vino Las Vegas location: 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4N03xb6MwK7bHBmaUlubnZGQ0FmclgwdFFzbEI1VE5YYU84

Check out all the P&V Las Vegas events here:

https://paintingandvino.com/las-vegas

Very Nice!!!


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News Feature in Wichita Kansas

Shout out to our Artist/Painting & Vino licensee owner, Tiffany Dreher, out of Wichita. She was featured yesterday on the local news to talk about our favorite holiday of the year - Mother's Day. 

Check out the video by visiting this link: NEWS FEATURE VIDEOFeatured on KWCH12 news - Where's Shane on the Morning Show. 

Might give you some great ideas for creative Mother's Day gifts!


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Painting for the fun of it

We like to think of Paint & Sip classes as the new alternative to sports watching at a bar. Not that we don't love sports, but painting seems to open up a whole new way for people to socialize in a public setting. Going out to eat is fun but why not have a little more social time enjoying food and drinks with your friends while you create something you can take home and keep longer than your leftovers.

Our events are meant to be lighthearted and fun. Painting in itself is a learned skill but if you let go of t


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Painting - even at 90

Yes our events are for ages 21+ BUT the age has no limits. We were blessed with a great group of guests to a recent painting event, in particular a 90 year old lady with her family. Art is such a great activity since it's mentally stimulating and does wonders for eye/hand coordination. 

“Another great night for canvas painting at Oak+Elixir in Carlsbad. And this lovely lady in the middle is 90 years old! She joined her daughters to have a fun night out, celebrating a daughters birthday. Just goes to show...it doesn’t matter how old you are...fun, creativity, socializing, a glass of wine, making n


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Angela Kimble - paintingandvino.nphx@gmail.com - North Phoenix

I get so excited before an event when I am traveling to the venue! Painting is definitely my passion and that passion includes bringing out other people's creativity... especially those who say that they have never painted before.  I tell everyone attending a class to leave the world behind... have fun, relax and enjoy! It is so fun when each person goes away with a creation that they can be proud of. There is no such thing as a bad painting!


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“I Don’t Paint!” - Deb Brading - St Louis - Painting & Vino

“I Don’t Paint!”

4 Reasons Why You Should Try It

I guess, if you are adamant about this then you can scroll on by this post. But if you paused for just a second…haha, got you… may


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Mixed Media - Suggestions for Painting and Vino From: St. Louis - Deb Brading

Mixed Media Suggestions for Painting and Vino

From: St. Louis

 

I guess sometimes, it pays to be a “keeper


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