For the longest time, I have wanted to attend one of these painting and art classes Jeanne Oliver and other professionals offer, especially ones close to me as they’re the ones I’ve heard great things about. My friend Sarah’s sister work at Create Mix & Mingle and we received a free class to attend. We attended the “Paint & Sip” adult night for 21 and up where you can order beer or wine to get a little extra liquid creativity.
The featured painting of the night was of the Golden Gate Bridge. Create Mix & Mingle provides aprons, paint, brushes and a canvas. Our art instructor Marco gave instructions step by step to create our own masterpiece. I was really happy with the final result!
Create Mix & Mingle is as EASY as 1-2-3:
- Go to the calendar to choose a featured painting and date.
- Book your spot(s) online or contact us to reserve a private party.
- Get ready to unleash your inner artist! We provide everything you need: canvas, paint, brushes, and apron.
The art studio is a big open space with rows of seats and blank canvases. Paintings surround the room from other art classes for inspiration. The step-by-step instruction by Marco was really helpful, though I kept falling behind trying to perfect the last step.
Marco was great! I think some of us were pretty concerned with how our paintings were developing, but he encouraged us to not get hung up — to just keep moving along. At the end of class, it took me stepping away from the painting to actually see I did a pretty good job. As Sarah and I were taking a picture holding our painting, several of the other students Ooh’ed and Ah’ed ours. Success!
I would love to take another class at Create Mix & Mingle. They have some really fun classes coming up including Moonlit Waves on May 26, Hummingbird on May 31 (this class is a “Mimosa Morning” Saturday session), and Luminescent Forest on June 18. These art classes are great for many occasions including:
- Date night
- Girls night out
- Saturday girls day
- Team building
- Birthday party
- Bachelorette party
You can even rent out the space for your own personal event. For those with kids, you can send your kids to summer camp at Create Mix & Mingle.
If your looking for a gift for the person who has everything or is impossible to shop for, I highly recommend getting them a gift certificate to Create Mix & Mingle.
Have you attended one of these wine and art classes? What did you paint and how did you like the class?
Location: Create, Mix and Mingle / San Mateo, California
I received a free class thanks to Sarah’s sister, who works at Create Mix and Mingle. All opinions are my own.