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February 11, 2020

Getting Crafty in Irvine: Local DIY Art Studios

Have you ever caught yourself scrolling through Pinterest, Etsy or Instagram and said to yourself: “I could totally make that” just to try and have it turn out as a complete fail? Yeah, us too. That’s why we’re in love with DIY art studios! In case you haven’t heard about them, these local studios provide all of the paint supplies, canvases, and even wine, that you’ll need to make those impressive DIY projects, without the DIY disaster. Here are three Irvine art studios where you can paint, sip and have a blast making unique keepsakes and memories. 

Inspired Art and Wine

Nothing inspires the creative spirit quite like California wine, a cold glass of beer, or a refreshing cocktail. At Inspired Art and Wine you get the wonderful experience of relaxing canvas painting, paired with a nice beverage to help keep your creativity flowing. No experience is necessary for a fun night of guided painting with friends, date night, or even just a day trip by yourself! All you have to do is choose your preferred art design from the class schedule, sign up, and the talented art instructors will lead you brushstroke by brushstroke through a beautiful acrylic, watercolor, textured or pastel painting that at the end of the class you get to bring home with you. With a wide range of classes, this art studio and wine bar is a wonderful outing for anyone looking to get crafty.

Board and Brush

Imagine paint and sip night, but at Board and Brush, your canvas is wood! Socialize with family and friends as you make a trendy wood sign that once you’re done will look so great, people will think you bought it from a store! Similar to most DIY painting and project studios, no experience is necessary, however, after just one class you might have a newfound passion for woodworking! And if your creative spirit is pulling you beyond the traditional painted wood signs, Board and Brush also offer a wide range of other materials for crafting, such as terra cotta pots, slates, glass, canvas pillows and more. Channel your inner artist with a visit to Board and Brush, and you’ll find yourself with not only fun memories but beautiful new home decor for your Skyloft apartment too.

Pinot’s Palette

What once started as a local art studio, has now expanded into the Pinot’s Palette that we all know and love. With humble beginnings, this sip and paint studio offers all sorts of projects, spanning far beyond simple canvas paintings. Each month, Pinot’s Palette’s event calendar offers unique classes that range from how to make a “chunky” knit blanket, to DIY cookie decorating and much more. Also appealing to those who love hosting or have an upcoming special occasion, artists can book a private event for birthdays, team building and more! Step outside the box of mainstream DIY art studios with a visit to Pinot’s Palette the next time you’re looking for art classes in Irvine.

Keep these local Irvine do-it-yourself art studios in mind the next time you get that creative spell, and make sure to share how your masterpieces turn out with us on Facebook and Instagram! While you’re at it, keep following the Skyloft blog here for more Irvine outing ideas and hidden treasures.

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