Art + Wine Evenings
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Join us for a fun evening of art and wine with Edinburgh artist Suzanne Kemplay.
On this Scottish Colourist themed workshop, you will create your very own still life or landscape painting with hands-on help from Suzanne while enjoying a glass of wine. And we think you'll be amazed at what you can achieve.
Suzanne has always loved the Scottish Colourist paintings, "I see them as part of my heritage. They have a freshness and vibrancy that makes me feel the passion they had for painting. I would like to be able to communicate some of that experience to others."
The term 'Scottish Colourist' refers to four painters: People, Fergusson, Hunter and Cadell; and has close connection to Edinburgh. All artists except Hunter were being born into Edinburgh families.
This workshop is suitable for beginners and no experience is needed. Suzanne will talk you through the process, and show you how to mix acrylic colours and apply paint. Images will already have been drawn out to help you get straight to work and have fun playing with paint.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
All materials are included, plus wine and nibbles. And you will take home a mounted copy of your final painting.
This is a social and relaxed workshop, and if you'd like to bring a friend with you, they can join you for half price - just send us their name when booking and we'll email you a discount code to book a second place for £22.50.
If you have never picked up a paintbrush since leaving school, or if you are and absolute beginner, I can thoroughly recommend the Art and Wine evening. At the end you will be astonished and delighted with your work - go on, try it!
Under the expert guidance of Suzanne and Lynn's generous hospitality, the evening provides time to step aside from the hurly burly of life and create something beautiful.
Elaine Ford - - #17620
Response from The Arienas Collective:Thanks for the lovely review Elaine. The Scottish Colourist-themed paint and wine evenings with Suzanne are perfect for those who haven't painted for a while...or ever! We hope the friend you brought along for a birthday treat enjoyed her evening too. And we're sure the other lucky friend who is getting your finished work will be absolutely delighted with it. Well done. It's amazing what you can create in 3 hours, while enjoying a glass of wine and nibbles with friends! We hope to welcome you back to The Arienas Collective again soon. With best wishes, Lynn :-)
I never thought I could paint but was invited to go along to this workshop by a friend - and loved it. The setting was very relaxed and and we were given a good introduction, so by the time it came to putting pencil - and paint - to paper I was ready to give it a go - and by the end of the workshop I had managed to paint a picture worthy of framing and hanging on my wall. In fact, everyone had produced their own masterpiece whatever their 'starting level'. This workshop really does give you confidence to paint, and it was a great way to spend an evening with friends. We had all got to know each other by the end of the evening. Huge thanks to my friend for the opportunity (which makes me think this would make great present for a someone else...). Highly recommended!
Anne A - - #17244
Response from The Arienas Collective:Hi Anne, thanks for the lovely feedback! We hope these social painting evenings will encourage people like yourself who don't think they can paint to come along and give it a go, and - like you - discover they CAN paint after all! Well done. Best wishes, Lynn :-)
I have to say that I was pretty amazed with how my painting turned out. I had previously done a wine & painting class where it was much more prescriptive and everyone paints the same picture. This class gives you the option to choose your painting and learn a bit more in the process. Also, I can confirm that it's great for all levels - I have very little artistic talent but still managed to make something worth framing.
Beth - - #17185
Response from The Arienas Collective:Hi Beth. Thanks for your lovely feedback about the art and wine evening! We're so glad you found it just right in terms of the mix between instruction, and leaving you to develop your own style of painting. We think Suzanne has got the balance just right so that the class works for those who have never picked up a paint brush before, as well as those who would like to develop their skills, or give acrylic paint a try for the first time. Hope to welcome you back to The Arienas Collective again soon. Lynn x
I attended this workshop in July and had an excellent evening. Suzanne created a very welcoming and relaxed atmosphere, and catered to all ability levels. Every single one of us was amazed at what we were able to create! This was such a fun alternative way to spend an evening out with a friend.
Julie - - #17164
Response from The Arienas Collective:Hi Julie. Thanks for your lovely review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your paint and wine evening. The class is great for beginners...but also fun for those like you who have painted before! We loved your finished piece :-) Hope to welcome you back to The Arienas Collective soon. Lynn x
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