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Monday, January 28, 2013

Mum's Night Out with Cabernet & Canvas

As a busy mom of three, it's essential I get out of the house every now and then for a "Girls Night Out".  Unfortunately, it doesn't happen often enough.  

Last Friday, I attended a unique "Mum's Night Out" called Cabernet & Canvas.  

Finding friends to join me was too easy.  All it took was a mere mention of getting out with the girls, having a glass of wine (or two), sharing some nibbles, and letting our creative juices flow as we painted a "masterpiece".  Before I knew it, there were 6 of us!

I was relieved to hear that being artistic was not a prerequisite for the class, nor knowing how to paint a masterpiece.  Basically, all we had to do was show up on time, order what we wanted to eat and drink, and everything else was taken care of.  

The featured painting for our class was Monet's Water Lilies.  

As we arrived, we each found our easel with a blank canvas, a pallet of paint, a bundle of brushes, and an apron.

 After a brief introduction and some history about Monet's Water Lilies, we were ready to start.

 The artist, Samith Pich, walked us through painting our masterpiece, step by step. He did a terrific job teaching at our level, making it interesting and fun, with a little bit of humor added in to lighten the mood.

 Of course a little wine in one hand and the brushes in the other, also kept the mood light and fun.

 Step by step, we watched our lilly pads come to life on the canvas.

 Each artist had her own style, so it was fun to walk around the room and see the other paintings as we mingled.

The artist offered encouragement and instruction throughout the class.

There was never a dull moment, and the two hours was over before we knew it.  

In my opinion, my pallet was even more beautiful than my painting!

This was Cabernet & Canvas' first class exclusively for "Mums Night Out".  Classes are also available for private parties, date nights, and corporate functions.  Hopefully Mum's Night Out will become a regular event for Cabernet & Canvas, as it is a great event for us Mums to have our turn with the paint and brushes!

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