Those of an artistic nature will soon have the opportunity to enhance landscape and portrait etching talents in an informal setting as the innovative Paintclub expands to Athlone.
Paintclub, the painting and prosecco events company, will host a monthly event, where you come along and paint with step by step instruction in the relaxed atmosphere of Gertie Browne's while having a drink or two. By the end of the night, all participants will have their very own masterpiece to take home.
Paintclub is the brainchild of Galway artist Aisling Kearney Burke, who has been at the helm of Paintclub expanding from a one woman operation in 2015 to employing over 12 artists around the country offering regular events in Galway, Kilkenny, Limerick, Cork, Dublin and Kildare.
"The idea of a paint night or paint party in local bars and restaurants is huge around the world and I’m delighted to be able to bring this to Athlone. I know for a lot of people they would love explore their creative side but they just don’t have the time to commit to an eight or ten week course. This is the perfect way to try your hand at painting while having a fun, relaxing night out as well," Aisling commented.
For those who are worried that they might not be any good, Aisling points out that "no experience is necessary! Every Paintclub is hosted by a master artist who will give step by step instruction throughout the night, with the emphasis on having fun with a bit of painting thrown in!"
Paintclub is designed for everyone, whether you are a seasoned painter who just wants to enjoy a night out with friends or a complete beginner who has never picked up a paintbrush before. Everything will be supplied, from the canvas and paints to the use of table easels, brushes and aprons with tickets costing €35.
To book tickets or to find out future Athlone Paintclub dates, see www.paintclub.ie