As we gleefully welcome fall we must admit that as the days grow cooler and snow speckles the tips of our lovely Colorado mountains, getting out of bed each morning becomes increasingly difficult. If we had a choice, we would hunker down in our bed with a warm sweater, a cup of steaming coffee and the complete series of Seinfeld and basically call it a week. Sadly, though, life requires more of us and so we must truck through whatever extreme weather Colorado has in store for us this week, and return to work or school or daily chores.
We realize how difficult it is to fight the urge to stay in bed all day, especially on these cool fall days, but luckily rewarding yourself for your diligence to your daily duties is now easier than ever. Art classes may sound like they are not for you. Perhaps you are not artistically inclined or are color blind, but we can assure you that the art classes offered at Sipping n’ Painting and Painting Soiree are for you.
Join your friends or colleagues for an evening of music, painting and cocktails. At both Sipping n’ Painting and Painting Soiree, you will be guided through a step-by-step painting demonstration that will leave you feeling like a regular Picasso. Your evening of artistic exploration will also include complimentary cocktails and snacks so that your imagination can be fueled in more ways than one.
If you’re feeling a bit hesitant about embarking on this artistic endeavor, perhaps take some encouragement from Dr. Hilary Schor. As an English professor at USC Schor argues that “the arts represent the best chance we have for expanding our imagination.” If you are struggling to feel inspired lately, or have already checked out until the New Year and need a little imagination boost, a night painting and sipping on cocktails could be your ideal outing.
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