Wine and paint—what could go wrong? The answer is nothing. It is kind of a brilliant combination, and, in the Green Mountain State, the idea is starting to catch on. Follow along as we uncover the top 6 paint and wine venues in Vermont.
Founded in 1961, the Chaffee Art Center’s mission is to “nurture the essential relationship between the arts and our community.” The center offers exhibits from local artists, art classes, and collaborative events. Their Sip N’ Dip classes feature local artists who take guests through a step by step recreation of their favorite pieces. At $30, all materials are provided, and you just need to bring a friend and a bottle of wine.
Studio Uncorked is all about the fun of having a brush in one hand and a glass of wine in another. Follow as a local artist recreates his/her favorites in a step-by-step interactive class. Wine, snacks, and painting supplies are all provided, so you just need to show up. The upshot is a masterpiece that you’ll remember for a long time.
It is super easy to don a beret and a paintbrush and get your artist on with Burlington Paint and Sip. Just go to their website, select a location, select an event, show up, grab a drink, and you are good to get creative. A local artist will walk you through creating your own one of a kind masterpiece while you sip and paint. It is that easy!
Established in 2005, Tip Top Pottery offers glass, pottery, and painting classes. Cork & Canvas is their take on a guided painting classes with instruction. Classes include all the materials you’ll need to get in touch with your inner Van Gogh, and $40 covers everything but beverages and snacks. A group of eight is required to run the event.
Kate Franklin Painting offers wine and painting parties, classes, and event painting. These events are primarily BYOB and can be brought to the office, wedding, or event space. All classes feature basic step-by-step personalized instruction, acrylic paint, brushes, and a 16 by 20 stretched canvas. Paint and sip with a local artist you know, or stop by her studio today.
Sue Brassard will be your painting instructor, as she encourages you to “uncork your creativity.” You will go through a step by step process with Sue, and, in the end, you get a 12 by 12, 11 by 14, or 12 by 16 stretched canvas containing a masterpiece you created. All materials are included, and parties are $40 per person for a two-hour session and a beverage.