Valentine's Day | Drink While Painting Each Other's Pictures
You've done the roses and a box of chocolate thing. Time to mix it up! Grab your sweetie and a bottle of your favorite wine to drink while painting self portraits of each other. Actually, what you paint is entirely up to you. That's where this experience is much different than your run of the mill sip and paints. Under the guidance of the tremendously talented resident artist Mark Narens and Suzann Norris, you will be provided all the tips and tools to paint your own masterpiece on recycled artist board to take home. Black Couch Studio was founded to help cultivate the local art and music scene—a mission that's clear with just one step inside its doors. Black Couch Studio is an actual working art studio. While surrounded by paintings, drawings, artist at work, and at times, live music, you will find yourself submerged in an environment that will help to reveal your most creative side. STUDENTS ARE PROVIDED: - 16" x 20" Recycled/Reused Artist Board - Acrylic, Easy to Use Paint - All Necessary Brushes and Tools YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO: - First Draw Your Painting - Mix Colors - Composition - Perspectives Every student is different, and each brings a different amount of experience. Mark and Suzann will be sure to give you as much, or as little guidance as you would like in bringing your idea to life. THINGS TO BRING WITH YOU: - If you have one, an idea for what you would like to paint. Students have brought anything from photos they have taken to google images they like. If you're not sure what you would like to paint, no problem. Mark and Suzann are experts at breaking through artists block. - Beer, wine, saki, or really whatever your artistic lubricant is. Remember we want to bring out your most creative side here. - Feel free to bring food. Snacks, appetizers, deserts, etc. A GOOD CAUSE The crew also uses their art to benefit worthy causes, and raises $10,000 annually to support charities that range from Ronald McDonald Foundation to Rebecca's Dream. LARGE/PRIVATE GROUP If you're looking to bring in a large group (15+) or would like to be sure that your group has the studio all to themselves, reach out to the hosts through the 'Contact' button at the bottom of this page to arrange a special time. Great for birthdays, bachelorette parties, company events, and all special occasions! DON'T SEE A TIME THAT WORKS FOR YOU? No problem! Mark and Suzann are almost always in the studio. Use the "Request a Private Session" button and ask about a time that works for you!
The Black Couch is a working studio and art gallery in West Logan Square. We are a collective of artists and musicians whose mission is to encourage positive community involvement through art and music. We aim to establish ourselves as a place for collaboration, artistic growth and as a space where people of all ages and skill levels can get in touch with their inner creative potential.
If you have any question on this experience, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.