If you've never considered yourself to have any artistic talent, the latest entertainment craze may change that idea. Wine and art classes feature step-by-step guidance from experienced instructors while you socialize over a glass of wine. We've discovered some of the top venues in the Twin Cities and Rochester where you can get started.
Art & Elixir
Art & Elixir refers to their classes as "The Great Remedy," providing the right formula allowing your creativity to blossom. Instructors offer easy-to-follow steps, but they also encourage you to add your own personal flair to your artwork. Sessions are held in the comfortable, relaxing ambiance of some of the top restaurants around the Twin Cities.
Wine & Canvas
Wine & Canvas schedules classes at popular restaurants and public venues around the Twin Cities as well as at their studio at 2900 Pentagon Drive in St. Anthony. Kids can also discover their budding creativity at the "Cookies and Canvas" sessions for ages 5 and up.
1651 Park Place Boulevard
The guided art classes at Brush Studio are open to everyone ages 12 and up (8 and up on Sundays) except for Friday and Saturday evenings when the bar opens. Enjoy a beer or glass of wine from their extensive beverage menu and order your favorite snacks to go with them.
Canvas & Chardonnay
317 S. Broadway
Classes at Canvas & Chardonnay feature great tunes to get your creative juices flowing. You and your friends will have a blast socializing over beer and wine while you complete your painted masterpiece. Each month includes two "Kids Days" designed for youngsters aged 4 through 12.
The Paint Pub
13607 Grove Drive
The unique Paint Pub is an art studio housed in a full-service café. Pair your favorite beverage with one of their snacks, sandwiches or salads. Featured paintings include clever designs such as Van Gogh's iconic "Starry Night" paired with noted Twin City landmarks.
Do you have any favorite wine and art venues to add to this list? Share them in the comments!