Paint a canvas

If you’re looking for some creative inspiration for your bucket list then get in touch with your inner Picasso or Monet and paint a canvas.

Although I am creative in many ways, painting is definitely not one of them so ‘painting a canvas’ first made it on my bucket list as a challenge to myself.  However, if you’re like me and poorly skilled with a paintbrush, a Cabernet and Canvas event might be a wise option to get you started.

With a paint brush in one hand and a vino (or your preferred drink of choice) in the other, Cabernet and Canvas adds flavour to your typical painting class. The concept was borrowed from the ‘paint and sip’ classes that are pretty popular in the USA and are now taking off in Perth.

My first class in Santa Barbara in 2014

I was fortunate enough to experience my first class back in 2014 whilst I was on holiday in Santa Barbara. Nibbles, wine and painting – what more could a girl want! It was a great way to spend an afternoon with your girlfriends and I am excited to learn that it is a now a regular event here in Perth.

The Painted Cabernet, Santa Barbara

Classes are delivered in a local venue, guided by a local artist giving you step by step instruction as you give your best impression of the featured painting – while eating  good pub food, listening to funky tunes and of course, drinking wine.

The featured painting at Cabernet and Canvas, Paul Signac’s ‘The Seine at St Cloud

Each class features a different painting. All materials are provided and your ticket includes a $15 voucher to go towards the cost of food and beverages – winning! I attended one of the events at the Wembley Hotel and the featured painting was Paul Signac’s ‘The Seine at St Cloud.’ Wow, what a beautiful painting!

Getting familiar with a paintbrush

It was exciting to see your painting come together in front of you and whilst I am not the best artist, I did find it rather therapeutic and enjoyed the whole creative process.

The finished product

You can find a full list of upcoming classes here.

What creative activities have made your bucket list?