I’m sure by now, most of you have seen those “group” painting places. You and your girlfriends/spouse/children pick a painting from the website, make a reservation and head off to an instructional painting class!
I’ve done several and they are always so fun! Recently a friend of mine invited me to her painting studio to paint the gorgeous cross pictured above!
The studio is called Arbor House Gallery (Soon to be The Urban Easel) and it’s fantastic! This studio is located in Clear Lake TX on the southeast side of Houston.
We started off in front of a blank canvas.
( The Gallery is BYOB so some ladies there brought refreshments and apps and were gracious enough to allow everyone present to have a bit! )
Jay Ybarra was the instructor on the evening I was there and he was great!
Each technique is explained and the painting is constructed in layers. I promise you can be a complete novice and you will have a good time. Plus you walk away with a gorgeous one of a kind piece of art for your home!
You can follow along on their Facebook page for their calendar and you can also call them ((832) 880-6899) if you have a specific idea in mind for a party/painting!
They do offer birthday parties, children’s parties as well!
You can also do a couples paintings.
Be sure to check out the website for Arbor House here (soon to be The Urban Easel!).
As an aside, this gallery has also begun offering private music (guitar and percussion) and art lessons (age 5+). Your first private lesson is FREE!
Right now, Rachel (the owner and my friend) has graciously offered $10 off two BYOB Paint Parties or $24 off of 4! This is a great deal!
I hope you’ll check out Arbor House Gallery, I enjoyed my time there so much and have plans to go back again very soon!
Here’s my finished painting!
Disclaimer: I was given a free painting session in exchange for promotion. All opinions are my own and genuine!