I got a groupon for an art class at the Chicago Art and Design Center way back, most probably a year ago. As per the norm, of course, I decided to book my class one month prior to the looming expiration date.
I went alone but most attendees were in groups. It is a BYOB event. Everyone had their wines. I recommend that you eat before the class, which starts at 6:30pm. I kind of craved for snacks but with the art setup it is not very convenient to binge on snacks.
When I came in, the mini easel and canvas were readily setup. I got a plate of colors we needed. Then we grabbed our brushes and a cup of water. We used acrylic as a medium. We used a painting by Derin, owner of CADC. She instructed us on how to start on the painting. We painted step by step.
Work in progress
It was a fun evening of 2,5 hours of painting. I realized I really need to spare few hours every week to practice painting.
When kids saw my painting the next day, they wanted to do it as well. So I told them what Derin told me and they painted a copy with tempera paints. They did quite a good job.
I will be checking the BYOB classes regularly, to see if I catch another painting I like, to attend a new class.