In which Bennett enjoys Paint ‘n’ Sip
Queenstown is a party town. Craig and I have had our fair share of epic nights out in this wee resort over the past couple of years together, and Craig for a couple of winter seasons more. However, we are getting to the stage that drunken nights out are few and far between (I’m not saying I’m never drunken, but once every couple of months is probably even exaggerating the amount we go out!) We prefer to spend money on other things now, including holidays, meals out and other things which give us new experiences (although, my bungy was a new experience I was not so excited to try out!)
We were lucky enough to have a brand new experience last night, at Paint ‘N’ Sip Queenstown. We were very excited as we were going to attempt to paint That Wanaka Tree!
Paint ‘N’ Sip has been running in Christchurch for a while and opened their Queenstown branch this month.
The premise is you get to paint a picture whilst ‘sipping’ on a glass of vino (or beer, or coke).
There is a specific painting each session and an artist takes you through each step to create it, or at least your version of it. Plentiful paint and instruction is offered, including paint mixes, names of brushes to help you get the right stroke for the stage you are at:
The “Big Daddy” brush was used to create and blend the blue and white for the sky and the lake:
The “Little Daddy” brush was used for smaller work and mixing the paint.
There is space for up to 40 artists at once in the studio.
The end results are wonderfully varied with everyone’s different versions of the painting, where you can also opt to use different colours for your painting if you wish. You also get to keep your masterpiece!
This was a fantastic evening, meeting new people and giving something new a go. Complemented with nibbles and giggles, this is a great activity to do, for any age, any ability and any number up to 40.
Thanks Amanda, Lou and Jade who were our hosts for the evening – these two budding artistes will definitely be back!