I am so excited to tell you about the "One night of wine and painting party" class I took at The Art Studio NY. I'm sure a bunch of us moms can use a night out and this class can do the trick. The Art Studio NY offers three hours of painting and complimentary wine while you create a beautiful portrait to hang in your home in one night. The "one night" class is open to everyone from beginners to experienced painters, even first timers." To start, the instructor will give you an inspiration picture to work off of.

There is no right or wrong during the class and all you need to do is have fun, relax, and be inspired. Our instructor, Linda, showed us different techniques such as thinning out paints, composition, brushwork, and textures. She was just wonderful as she let us ask tons of questions and was super informative. They like to keep it to six to seven students at the "One Night of Wine and Painting" class, so you are able to achieve the one on one attention. The Art Studio of NY will provide all of the materials you need for your masterpiece, except you are required to bring your own canvas. At the end of class we all were able to look at each others "works of art." It was amazing to see how the other students interpreted the painting and how different they all were. Overall, the class was absolutely wonderful and I left there feeling super relaxed and inspired. I cannot wait to go back for another "painting and wine" party!

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Rebecca Schweiger, owner of The Art Studio of NY is an internationally renowned artist. Rebecca has inspired many people to tap into their creative spirits and live fully expressed lives, both on and off the canvas. By the age of twenty years old, Rebecca's successful art career had begun as her soulful paintings were already being purchased and collected by the world's top art galleries, museums, and collectors.

The Art Studio of NY offers classes to every age and every artistic level, including total beginners. Some of the upcoming art classes at the studio include BYOB drawing and painting classes, drawing in central park, and kids summer camp for four to five year olds which include art, drawing, and yoga. The Art Studio NY also hosts private events such as birthday parties, corporate events and showers.

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Here is the inspiration picture and the finished portrait.

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Brianne was once a fashion showroom owner, now turned mom and blogger/writer. She lives in NYC with her husband and two children, and enjoys her fast paced city life. Her blog www.strollerinthecity.com boasts about kids fashions and things that are "mommy". Find her on twitter @strollerincity. 

Momtrends was not paid for this post but did receive a complimentary class. 

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