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Paint Tonight

  • Things to do
  • Mapo-gu
  • 2 out of 5 stars
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Time Out says

2 out of 5 stars

If you’re tired of going to a bar all the time, in need of artistic expressions in your life or want to meet new people and socialize, this paint-and-sip event might be a good option. The instructors demonstrate each step, so anyone can complete a piece of painting within the 2 hour session. Of course, you can take your work home in a canvas bag (there’s a certain pleasure in decorating your space with your own painting). Paint Tonight would certainly be an interesting activity for the adults who are tired of business reports and sales quotas—creating different combinations of colors and filling a blank canvas with your own touch can be quite refreshing. If you’re more creatively inclined or in need of serious learning, however, this might not work out for you—every step of the piece that is to be emulated is simplified to an extreme level so it can be followed by any novice, while the subject of each piece can usually be described as “cutesy” than “artistic” (there’s not much room for dramatic feelings in painting Olaf the Snowman’s buggy eyes and silly expressions). Another disappointing element is that a drink purchase is required and not included in the fee (35,000 won). Especially when considering Paint Tonight promotes “an elegant evening of wine and art,” the fact that there’s only one type of (house) wine available (9,000 won) which is without any information on its label is… rather far from “elegant.” Yet, as any participant is guaranteed to leave with a completed piece of painting, it might be a fulfilling occasion for those who’d love a sense of achievement, without the love for alcohol that is—and after the session, I could see it clearly that I’m not one of them.

Details

Address:
21, Baekbeom-ro 1-gil
Mapo-gu
Seoul
Price:
35,000 won, House Wine 9,000 won, Beer 7,000 won - 9,000 won, Cocktails 7000 won - 8000 won
Opening hours:
16:00
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