Last Friday, there was an article in the Lifestyle section of our local paper about a new painting studio called Yes You Canvas! It looked like much fun, so I decided to give it a go and signed up for this past Sunday night’s class. Oh my goodness! I had a blast! It was a much needed stress-relieving antidote to a very stressful week. The basic premise: the painting instructor guides the class through the painting process of one particular painting, starting out with some basic painting theory and brush technique. So basically we all painted the same thing, just in our own style. We could choose different colors, etc, from the demonstration painting as well. All the supplies (including the 24” x 24” canvas!) were included in the $40 class fee. Having priced canvases, I know square canvases are more expensive than rectangular so I thought the fee was very reasonable. And the owner/instructor, David Durrett, was awesome! The class was a little over two hours and there were nine of us. As David demonstrated each step, he walked around the room giving pointers and encouragement to each of us. You were welcome to bring any munchies/refreshments you wanted to bring (wine was welcomed to help you loosen up a bit) and he provided a couple little snacks as well, including a big bowl of yummy frozen yogurt from the yogurt shop next door. I definitely plan to go back again. David also does kids’ classes so I hope to take the girls soon; I think they’d love it as much as I did. So what do you think? Not bad for my first ever painting, huh?
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