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We will be gathering together as a community at a winery, museum, or other venues that offer a good selection of wine, and typically do our own paintings while we also may enjoy a glass of wine or two in each other's company. Usually, a brief painting demo will be done before people begin painting. Lunch may be included depending on the venue. It's also an opportunity to share some of my own painting experience and resources (e.g., YouTube links on painting, Abstract Expressionism, and/or wineries/museums). The cost for an acrylic paint set of 12 colors, canvas board*, and light lunch runs around $15 per person per event (depending on the location). Brushes, palettes with plastic palette knives, plastic water jars, varnish/medium, and extra white and black paint are provided and shared (but not included as a take-home item).

*There may be an event or two where other surfaces/objects are used.

Upcoming events (2)

BYO Paint & CA Wine Tasting (San Mateo)

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We've been approved for our next meeting at Total Wine & More in San Mateo (Bridgepointe) where they have a classroom inside the store which will include one free 30 min. tasting/pouring from a selection of wines from the "California, Here I Come!" theme that will be served. Please be sure to arrive by 6:30pm for this event so that we have enough people for the wine tasting. I will have some snacks like cheese and crackers, etc. There is a limit of 20 people for the use of the classroom, including myself so be sure to reply before coming. PLEASE NOTE: Any purchases made in the store can not be consumed on-site, but participants will receive a discount on water or soft drinks. Otherwise, only coffee is allowed for people to bring. Also, no minors under 21 even if accompanied by an adult. Also, since the store does not allow for a fee to be charged for using their meeting room, people can opt to purchase a painting kit that has paints and a canvas board, and bring to our meeting. However, I will be providing the rest of the supplies, including additional brushes, water jars, medium/varnish, etc. I'll do a demo after the wine tasting. One of these kits should work: Liquitex Acrylic Paint set at Amazon (limited time price): https://www.amazon.com/Liquitex-101084-BASICS-Acrylic-Paint/dp/B001DNHEVG/ref=asc_df_B001DNHEVG/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=167148482147&hvpos=1o12&hvnetw=g&hvrand=16670580511426426738&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9031975&hvtargid=pla-274261921119&psc=1 Or at Michael's you can sign up for coupons: Liquitex Acrylic Paint set at Michael's https://www.michaels.com/liquitex-basics-acrylic-color-paint-it%21-set/D013366S.html Royal & Langnickel® Essentials™ Acrylic Art Set at Michael's https://www.michaels.com/royal-and-langnickel-essentials-acrylic-art-set/10292480.html The Liquitex one is good quality paint and good to start out with but be sure to order ahead of time before our first meeting. Also, it has the basic colors to mix colors with. The Royal & Langnckel is an affordable paint set that includes colors that either are already mixed or may be tough to mix on your own (like Burnt Umber or Raw Sienna).

BYO Paint & CA Wine Tasting (San Mateo)

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We've been approved for our next meeting at Total Wine & More in San Mateo (Bridgepointe) where they have a classroom inside the store which will include one free 30 min. tasting/pouring from a selection of wines from the "Salute to Italia!" theme that will be served. Please be sure to arrive by 6:30pm for this event so that we have enough people for the wine tasting. I will have some snacks like cheese and crackers, etc. There is a limit of 20 people for the use of the classroom, including myself so be sure to reply before coming. PLEASE NOTE: Any purchases made in the store can not be consumed on-site, but participants will receive a discount on water or soft drinks. Otherwise, only coffee is allowed for people to bring. Also, no minors under 21 even if accompanied by an adult. Also, since the store does not allow for a fee to be charged for using their meeting room, people can opt to purchase a painting kit that has paints and a canvas board, and bring to our meeting. However, I will be providing the rest of the supplies, including additional brushes, water jars, medium/varnish, etc. I'll do a demo after the wine tasting. One of these kits should work: Liquitex Acrylic Paint set at Amazon (limited time price): https://www.amazon.com/Liquitex-101084-BASICS-Acrylic-Paint/dp/B001DNHEVG/ref=asc_df_B001DNHEVG/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=167148482147&hvpos=1o12&hvnetw=g&hvrand=16670580511426426738&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9031975&hvtargid=pla-274261921119&psc=1 Or at Michael's you can sign up for coupons: Liquitex Acrylic Paint set at Michael's https://www.michaels.com/liquitex-basics-acrylic-color-paint-it%21-set/D013366S.html Royal & Langnickel® Essentials™ Acrylic Art Set at Michael's https://www.michaels.com/royal-and-langnickel-essentials-acrylic-art-set/10292480.html The Liquitex one is good quality paint and good to start out with but be sure to order ahead of time before our first meeting. Also, it has the basic colors to mix colors with. The Royal & Langnckel is an affordable paint set that includes colors that either are already mixed or may be tough to mix on your own (like Burnt Umber or Raw Sienna).

Past events (2)

BYO Paint & CA Wine Tasting (San Mateo)

2250 Bridgepointe Pkwy

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