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Local Spotlight: Merlot2Masterpiece
Sip and Paint at a Custom-Framing, Fine Art Gallery
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An aspiring artist himself, Merlot2Masterpiece co-owner Jeff Bernal admits to needing some creative direction once in a while, too -- "I'll sit down on my own to paint, and I won't know what to do next," Bernal said. "With [sipping and painting classes], I'll have a completed painting at the end."
And so will you when you use this deal. Find a sitter for the kids, pack your favorite vintage, and select the masterpiece you want to complete:
• $19 ($39 value) for a 2-hour painting party with paint, canvas, brushes, and instruction
• $24 ($49 value) for a 3-hour painting party with paint, canvas, brushes, and instruction
• Pick one of three locations: Louetta Road, Memorial Drive, or Cypresswood Drive
More Than a Masterpiece
What makes Merlot2Masterpiece a bit different than its sippin' and paintin' peers is its setting -- not only is it a fine art gallery that features local artists' work, it's also a custom framing shop. That means when you've completed your painting, your instructor can show you what it would look like framed.
JB: "Everyone's always excited to see it framed. I think we're the only custom framer in the Houston area that is also a BYOB painting studio."
As you enjoy a soundtrack of up-beat tunes and the food and drink you've brought along, instructors will make sure everyone's on track -- no one's gone off the rails yet, Bernal said.
JB: "We're going step by step through the painting with them, making sure they're caught up and on pace. Nobody's ever going to be left behind."
Though, we wouldn't blame you if you got a bit distracted by the reproductions and master copies of paintings by local artists surrounding you. Use it as inspiration to pick the painting you'd like to recreate -- like the most popular one, "Starry Night."
JB: "I think we could put ["Starry Night"] on the schedule every night and it would fill up!"
PAID VALUE EXPIRES ON September 30, 2021
PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON August 1, 2013