This post has been sponsored by Pinot’s Palette in Garland. Dallas Moms Blog received a complimentary class in order to bring you this review. All opinions are our own!
I will be the first to admit that I am no budding artist. No hidden talents here, ladies and gents. My husband and I recently had the opportunity to attend a wine and painting event with Pinot’s Palette in Garland and I figured, “Hey, at least I know I’m good at the wine part!”
Neither of us had ever done anything like this so we had no clue what to expect. Should we practice beforehand? Do they need to know that one time my mother-in-law mistook my adult coloring book for my 1-year-old daughter’s work? This could be embarrassing. But, we were assured that no art experience was required so we channeled our inner Rembrandt and headed to Firewheel Town Center.
Pinot’s Palette’s mission is to provide an upscale “paint & sip” experience that their customers expect and deserve and can not find anywhere else. It was apparent that the owners and staff of Pinot’s Palette Garland take pride in the quality of every detail of the experience from the aesthetics of the store to the cubbies where you store your personal belongings.
We pulled up to the studio, a bottle of wine in hand, and were greeted at the door by a line of artists ready to welcome us, adorn us with an apron, and show us to our easel. Pinot’s Palette lives by the motto Paint. Drink. Have Fun. and the lively atmosphere infiltrated the entire evening. They provided us with real wine glasses, unlimited ice, ice buckets to chill our drinks, plates, forks, napkins, utensils, bottle openers, and bottles of water. We felt pampered and celebrated throughout the evening, as though the party was just for us!
Once seated, the instructing artist walked us through the class while the others danced, sang, and made sure we didn’t run out of paint or encouragement.
We were guided brush-by-brush through a pre-selected scene, ours was “Amber Sunset”. The entire class took about 3 hours with a few breaks included. Many of the participants executed on the directions with precision, while a few stretched their creative muscles and went rogue painting everything from music lyrics to Donald Trump. All of the instructors are local artists with extensive experience and an obvious passion for their work. I did my best to follow along, Bob Ross style, though I got a little more “uninhibited” as the night went on, and we were both quite proud of our results. The instruction was phenomenal and it was truly magical to accomplish something you didn’t even know you were capable of doing, such as painting your own masterpiece!
Want to Join the Fun?
The two-room studio is located in Firewheel Town Center and includes a public painting room as well as a private “Van Gogh” room. The class calendar on their website shows all the public classes available for sign-ups as well as private parties currently booked.
Special Occasion coming up? The private parties are the same price as a public class, with the addition of a refundable deposit to hold the date. This is the perfect idea for a unique and upscale birthday party, bachelorette party, corporate event, networking event, baby shower, or Moms Night Out and the Van Gogh room holds up to 24 while the public room accommodates up to 60 guests. And, it is the perfect solution to the dinner-and-a-movie date night rut that we find ourselves in so often! Book your spot ASAP as we are certain this newcomer to Garland will have no trouble filling their canvases!