Painting the perfect date | About Town
The month of love has arrived and there are still plenty of safe and socially distant opportunities to celebrate with your special someone. One option is a time-out-date night at Pinot’s Palette, which offers several couple classes from February 12th to 14th.
“It’s a fun experience rather than dinner or a movie,” says Lisa Riley, Owner of Pinot’s Palette. “Go to the studio, paint, drink and have fun – that’s exactly what we do.”
If you’d prefer to stay at home, live virtual classes and recorded classes are available, says Kristal Wheeler, Tulsa Area Operations Manager and Director of Fun. Live virtual classes ($ 39 / painter) are streamed from the Riverwalk studio. Attendees can register at any of the three locations in the Tulsa area and pick up paint kits before class.
To-go paint kits, available for sale on the Pinot’s Palette website ($ 60), include two canvases, paint, brushes, paper towels, a paint palette, and the video link to the recorded class.
The personal painting studio offers a fully stocked bar with numerous drink options. Lessons require no experience, and an artist on stage gives instruction for two hours. “The artists on stage are so much fun,” says Riley. “They are real local artists, and they make the class fun and lighthearted.”
Like Davis and his wife have attended classes in the past, including the couples class. He says that although he often feels inadequate to paint the prepared project, the artists and helpers encourage painters and change their perspectives.
“They are masters at bringing out the playfulness in each of us,” he says. “By the time we finished, my wife and I curated a memory that will last a lifetime, and we also walked away with a masterpiece that still hangs on our wall today.” Each person is given a canvas and paints half of a larger picture so that couples can put their art together into one complete picture.
While a night of drinks and art is fun, Riley hears that guys aren’t always excited before the experience.
“But when they go they are competitive, go for it and then take pride in themselves,” she says, adding that her favorite thing to do is convince someone who doesn’t want to be there that they are having a good time .
In addition to the couples ‘courses, girls’ evenings will be held on “Galentine’s Day” on February 5th at all three locations.
Pinot’s Palette has three locations in Tulsa, on Cherry Street, on the Jenks Riverwalk, and on Broken Arrow. To ensure everyone’s safety, class sizes are currently limited and everything is disinfected between classes. To view a full list of classes and to enroll, visit pinotspalette.com.