WHAT is a Paint n sip??

In February 2013, I opened Paint n Party in Helena, Montana in my home studio. Paint n Sip parties were popular in the BIG cities such as Boston and Atlanta. A friend in Sturbridge, MA owns her fabulous paint n sip, Brush it off, and she was a great resource for questions and advice. Paint n Party was born!
I don’t want you to think I just pulled this business off the internet and decided THIS IS IT! I have been creating art since I was a young kid… (Mom always said, your brother had a book, and you had crayons and paper!)! Maybe so! I always have a pen and sketchbook nearby, even to this day! Summer vacations, between swimming and hanging out with friends, I was drawing out my own cartoons. In middle school, in New Jersey, I spent every spare second in the ceramics studio! My new high school, in Westford, MA didn’t have a ceramics department, so my direction changed towards drawing! Drawing anything and everything! I suppose animals became my favorite subject to draw from photographs or my own pets. This led to my direction for college! An illustration degree at the University of Hartford (UHA), CT…. More about college to come…
So here I am, October 2nd, 2014 with my business over a year in.. and 112 scenes painted… Many paint n sip parties behind me, and many more to come…. What a great adventure it has already been…
History explained, the simple explanation of a paint n sip is a group of people creating the same scene on canvas which the demonstrator is painting in the front of the room. Painters may be first time painters or be creative in clay, watercolor or other mediums. Your previous artistic experience does not detract from the paint n sip experience! I recommend giving it a try… Aren’t you just a little bit curious?