We painted the town with Cocktails & Color

   September 26, 2013 7:09 am    0

 

paintingNo painting skills necessary — that’s what attracted me to this idea. If you haven’t heard of it yet, here’s the scoop on Cocktails & Color: Gretchen Wheeler and her sister, Kate Tarkowski Gross, — both of Claytopia — are conducting classes just about everywhere. You show up, sit down with your pals, have a cocktail (mine was a Pumpking beer), and two hours later you will have created a painting. The cost is $30.

Thanks to my tablemates Connie Bootz, Kelly Chaney and Christine Yamrick for the laughs and encouragement.

My daughter did this in Pittsburgh and created a very impressive painting. As soon as Gretchen Wheeler told us about her Erie gigs, I signed up.

Connie Bootz, who was an intern for me when I was a vice president at Jones, Anastasi & Mitchell Advertising, will conduct her own class on Oct. 17. It’s almost sold out.

Click here for the calendar. Here’s the skinny on October classes:

You’ll find strokes of color are easy to do with Heather Cash at Fox & Hound Pub, 250 Millcreek Plaza on Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 6 – 8 p.m. Book Now

Connie Bootz will have you painting wine bottles in vintage fashion at Cheddar’s, 2085 Interchange Road on Thursday, Oct. 17 from 6 – 8 p.m. Book Now

Marcy Hall will show you how to achieve a stained glass cocktail at Joe Root’s Grill, 2826 W. Eighth St. on Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 6 – 8 p.m. Book Now

Kate Gross will make sure you give a hoot with this cute owl at Bootlegger’s, 4935 E. Lake Road on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 2 – 4 p.m. Book Now

Marilyn Stover will teach you how to escape into this landscape at Victor’s in BelAire, 2800 W. Eighth St. on Monday, Oct. 28 from 6 – 8 p.m. Book Now

Linda Daugherty will get you motoring onto the canvas at Road Runners, 3702 W. 12th St. on Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 6 – 8 p.m. Book Now

It’s fun and fabulous. And Gretchen Wheeler promises more venues. The service is available for birthday parties and more. Go paint the town with your pals. You’ll have memories to hang on the wall!

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is mom to three, stepmom to three and GramPam to one.

 

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