Hi guys! Are you a little artist at heart? I am, totally 🙂 Ever since I was a kid I loved to paint. But I hardly find time for it nowadays. So when ArtNight Stuttgart reached out to me and asked if I wanted to join one of their workshops, I was in at once.
The concept of ArtNight is as simple as it is brilliant: ArtNight offers painting workshops in cooperation with local artists in changing locations like bars and restaurants. The workshop themes change regularly too, from Van Gogh via Roy Lichtenstein to Banksy and so on. My friend Rachel from rachelsanghee.com and I chose the workshop “Paint like Paul Klee” which was held at Weinstube Kachelofen, a restaurant I haven’t visited before either.
The workshop started at 6 pm on a Monday night and lasted for two hours. When we arrived, a separate room was booked for us and canvas, brushes and paint awaited us on the tables.
Our host of the night was Kira, a young local artist. She explained how we should start our painting (eg. drawing squares of one colour after the next at the beginning helps to keep the colours bright) but didn’t give instructions all the time which I liked a lot. This gave Rachel and me the opportunity to chat the evening away while painting.
And here it is, tatatataaaaa, my masterpiece:
I really enjoyed the workshop. The atmosphere is cozy and relaxing. It’s not about who makes the best copy of the original painting. Everybody is there for the fun and want’s to have a great time. There’s enough time to chat with your friends or to get to know your neighbour and maybe make new friends. You can also order drinks and food while painting. Just note that this is not included in the price of the workshop. As Kira speaks English, you can participate in ArtNight Stuttgart even if you don’t speak German.
Thank you Kira and ArtNight Stuttgart for the great evening! I’ll definitely be back soon.
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