Perfect technique or pure talent isn’t high on the agenda in this wave of art classes colouring the city streets right now. The relaxed painting sessions encourage patrons to fight artistic self-doubt with liquid courage, so nervous artists can have a less inhibited crack at painting.
They generally focus on a single subject matter, and send you home after one class with a completed impression of this muse. You might produce a Picasso recreation, a local landscape or something more along the lines of ‘pineapple on table’.
If you need inspiration that your favourite pinot noir can't provide, scour the skyscrapers and laneways for our town’s best street art or go on a tour of Sydney’s best art galleries. Reckon the city is the art? Check out these gorgeous lighthouses around Sydney and stop off at these places where you can gawk at the city skyline.
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Paint and booze studios in Sydney
The concept of paint and sip has really taken off over the past few years, but Cork and Canvas was the first studio in Australia to pair bubbles and brushes when the craze started in Melbourne. In between glugs of wine you'll be painting colourful scenes, a portrait of your pet or a surrealist verson of a friend.
In these laid-back classes, they’re inviting you to crack a beer, pour a glass of wine and just give painting a red hot try. The scenes you’ll bring to life will vary from everyday objects to famous landmarks like the Sydney Harbour Bridge and works from the greats like Picasso.
These three-hour classes cater to novice painters looking to create surrealist dreamscapes or work on life-like strokes with acrylics on canvas. Strengthen your resolve with a glass of wine while an in-house artist at the studio takes you through a step-by-step tutorial to paint a masterpiece to take home.