Past Meetup

Canvas & Cocktails

This Meetup is past

30 people went

Price: $35.00 /per person
Location image of event venue


*** It's a great day to learn to paint! See you tonight! ***

UPDATE #4: There is still 1 spot left, so you may claim a spot by arriving early with exact cash. Also, there are usually 3 no-shows for this event, so you just might be able to join us. Make sure to come early with exact cash.

UPDATE #3: The early-bird price has ended and the ticket price is now $35. Looking forward to seeing you there!

UPDATE #2: We've been able to extend the early bird price! The first 25 paid sign-ups, or those who pay before Thurs. Mar. 27th (whichever comes first) get the early bird price! After that, the ticket price will go to $35.

UPDATE #1: There are 9 early bird spots left and the price will increase from $30 to $35 when the early bird spots are gone or before Fri. Mar. 21st (whichever comes first). To be fair to those who want to join in and are ready to make payment, I'll be removing those that haven't paid by Sun. Mar. 16th. So make payment to *truly* lock in your spot. I hope to see you there!


Let's learn to re-create works of art!

I have recruited Rexie Fernando, a local artist in the DC area with 20 years experience in art and design, as our instructor. Founder of Samahang Makasining (Artist Club) at the Central Luzon State University, Rexie is currently an active community member of the Montpeliar Arts Center in Laurel, MD.

From 6:30 - 7pm, we will check in, then we'll begin our class! This 2 hour interactive art experience will have us re-creating one of Rexie's original pieces of arts, specifically his Full Moon painting below, during a step by step instructional painting party. We'll get to walk away with a unique local piece of art! Let's be amazed by our inner talent and natural skill we didn't know we had!

Our session includes 1 drink ticket (good for cocktail, wine, beer, soda), a 16 x 20" premium studio canvas, acrylic paint, brushes and apron, and our own easel to use.

We've got an early bird special for this event of $30! The first 25 paid sign-ups, or those who pay before Fri. Mar. 21st (whichever comes first) get the early bird price! After that, the ticket price will go to $35. We have a LIMITED number of spots so make sure to RSVP early and make payment to get the early bird price!

Also please know that your RSVP is not guaranteed unless we receive payment. When you pay, your online Paypal receipt is confirmation that we have received your payment.

Come join us, tell a friend, and let's get together for an evening of painting, connecting with great people, and our own self-made masterpiece!

- J.T.


Metro and Parking

The closest Metro is Bethesda (Red line). I suggest Metro / cabbing if you can. I also recommend using ( for travel planning. Don't forget to account for Metro, traffic, and parking delays. If you are driving, you will need to find street parking or a garage.

Payment Instructions (Paypal account not required):

Please follow the instructions below for making payment (if payment by smartphone doesn't work, please try your computer). Payment at the door will be permitted only should the event not sell out. Most of our events do sell out, so we recommend you secure your spot online early. If you make payment for less than the current ticketed price displayed without prior correspondence, your RSVP will be removed.

1. Select "Yes" under "Will you attend?"

2. Enter the number of guests coming and click "Finish RSVP"

3. Click "Pay Now" at the top of the event posting near the ticket price per person

4. Verify correct dollar amount for number of people you're paying for, click "Pay Now" button

5. If you don't have a Paypal account, click "Pay with a Debit or Credit Card"

6. If you have a Paypal account, simply log in, and pay as you normally would via Paypal

Event Check-in

We will have a master list of all those that have paid. It’s not required, but I recommend printing out your payment confirmation as a backup. When you check-in, your RSVP will be listed under the name of the Paypal or credit card account used to make payment. Typically, this is your LEGAL name as shown on your driver's license. Sometimes, it may be under a company name if you set up your Paypal or credit card account that way. If you are not sure what it is, please take a moment to log into your Paypal account (it will say "Welcome, [your account name]" at the top) or your credit card account to find out. If you are RSVP'd under someone else's payment, please use that name for check-in.

Refund Policy & Ticket Resell

Since we paid in advance for this event, all sales are final unless the event is canceled or rescheduled. Similar to a concert ticket or a football game ticket, you are free to sell your ticket to someone else if you are unable to attend. I suggest posting in the comment box for the event, that you have a ticket for sale. Work out payment between yourselves, and have the seller send the organizer an email through their Meetup profile (do not comment in the comment box of the event posting) letting us know the full name and Meetup profile URL (if a member) of the person taking your spot. Thanks for understanding. =)

Special Needs

If you have any special needs (e.g. wheelchair, etc.), let us know in advance (a week or more before the event) and we will do our best to accommodate. If you let us know the day of the event, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate. Thank you for understanding and we appreciate the courtesy of a heads up!