This post is sponsored by Pinot’s Palette to encourage people everywhere to #disconnecttoreconnect!
As my teenager and her friends will begrudgeoningly tell you, I have a little thing about cell phones. I am one of those moms who encourages the kids to put their cell phones away and actually hang out with each other. So much so, that we actually moved to a house out in the country that doesn’t get cell service.
I’m a monster. Ask anyone.
I don’t know what it is, but seeing a group of people hanging out in person, while simultaneously not hanging out with each other at all because they’re too involved with their cell phones, that has got to be my biggest pet peeve ever.
This past weekend, Pinot’s Palette invited everyone to DISCONNECT TO RECONNECT, by encouraging people to disconnect from their devices for a day and reconnect with those people they love who surround them.
Just watch this sweet video they made and tell me that you can’t relate to any of it, right?
I went to check out one of their classes, but instead of bringing my husband I brought my teenager, who needs the biggest phone-intervention of them all.
Some of their classes are specifically for children, others request that you’re 21 and up. Most of the classes fall in the middle and allow you to sip on wine or beer or flavored waters and snack on cheese and crackers while you paint.
At the end you can purchase alcohol to take with you, and I’m kicking myself for not grabbing up this Stiegl Grapefruit in the middle, it was one of the best drinks I’ve ever had and I’ve been trying to find it since!
The painting instruction at our location was done by a super charismatic instructor who walked us through every step of the process. So they show you exactly what you need to do to replicate the painting of the day, but they also encourage you to put your twists on it, so I think it appeals to a range of personality types.
She was on lockdown from texting and selfies, but I did let her snap a photo of her painting because she was proud of it! (And to be fair, I had my camera out too.)
In the end, it was totally worth it for an evening of bonding and hanging out! The way I see it, the paintings you take home are just kind of a souvenir of the experience you had there– so even if your artistic ability isn’t where you’d like it to be, you’re guaranteed to have a fun time if you can just relax and enjoy the process!
Have you ever done a painting class like this before? If not, you’re totally missing out! Visit the Pinot’s Palette website to find a studio near you and go try it ASAP!