A Fun Date Night At Muse Paintbar

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My husband and I make it a habit of going out on dates regularly and we're always on the lookout for fun new activities to try together. Muse Paintbar recently invited us to take part in one of their painting sessions. Neither one of us happens to be particularly artistically inclined in that way so we thought it would be a fun challenge. We checked out their online calendar to choose a date and time, booked our session and showed up to paint. We selected a Saturday night class with a Celestial Seascape that featured a painted sky greeting the moon and stars.

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Muse Paintbar has locations all around the Northeastern US. Their New York City studio is in Tribeca at 329 Greenwich Street which happens to be a short walk from our apartment. When we got there, we checked in, got our aprons and found our seats.
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Muse Paintbar has a full bar with refreshments and a menu of hot and cold snacks and desserts that you can enjoy while you're painting. We had dinner beforehand so we didn't get any food but we did have some drinks.
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A gallery of all the paintings that are available for their painting sessions.
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Muse Paintbar Tribeca, Muse Paintbar Review, Muse Tribeca
 The class room set up. Our seats were on the lower right. We had a good view of the stage.
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Everything we needed for our painting including acrylic paints, a sets of brushes and a canvas was already set up at our stations when we showed up.
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Our instructor Tabitha was great. She worked at a good pace that was easy to follow and made sure that everyone understood and was able to complete each step which she clearly explained and also demonstrated.There were also helpers around the class to assist with any issues or supply needs.
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Muse Paintbar Tribeca, Muse Paintbar Review, Muse Tribeca
Midway through our session after laying down the base for our sky.
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Hubster drying his painting with a hair dryer since we needed the top layer to be fully dry before we could begin painting the scene at the bottom.
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Finishing touches. There was a lot of blending which hubster was much better at than I was. To paint the circle for the moon, you're supposed to start at the center and keep painting semi circles to form a round shape.
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Our finished paintings. Hubster's on the left and mine on the right. He did an amazing job!
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Comparing my painting to Tabitha's. It's not like I made a masterpiece but at least it had the spirit of being the same painting.
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When we started the session, we didn't expect that our paintings would look anything remotely close to the model painting so we were both really happy with how they turned out. It's really cool that  with the guided instruction, you can do this without any prior artistic experience. Throughout the class, Tabitha made it clear that this was a judgement free zone. She stressed that we could be as creative as we wanted with our paintings and that the most important objective was fun. We definitely enjoyed ourselves and would do this again. It would probably be even more with a group of friends. Our class time was from 7:30pm to 10:00pm and my only complaint was that there were so many laggers that the class didn't begin until about 8:20 which was a little annoying but once it started Tabitha was really good at corralling all the loudmouths and about keeping it on track so that we were still able to finish before 10:00.

Muse Paintbar offers both public and private sessions and would be a unique activity for parties (birthdays/bachelorette/office), a girls’ night out, or even a date. Muse has couples' painting classes where artists guide you and your partner through a joint painting and you get to take home two canvases to hang side-by-side. They also offer family art sessions a few times a month where a whole family can participate in creating a painting. 

The cost of classes average $39 per person, but may vary based on the types of sessions. The size of each class varies as well. We were part of a class of 36. Muse Paintbar donates five percent of profits to local causes and partners with local suppliers. Reservations are suggested as sessions sell out quickly. Muse also offers gift certificates, private instruction, and private party paintings. To learn more visit musepaintbar.com

Have you ever tried anything like this?

Disclosure: A complimentary session was provided for this experience. There was no other compensation and all words and opinions are my own.


Beauty Unearthly said...

Lovely post dear! Have a great day! xx

Rebeca Muñoz López said...

I find it fun to do these activities with your husband to get out of the routine, his paintings look so pretty!

Anonymous said...

I would love to attend such a class because drawing and painting classes were one of my favourite during secondary school. Your paintings turned out great!


Emmylou said...

Oh man! I'll check out if we have something like this here. I know a lot of peeps are doing painting parties, but I like how this is set up in a bar. And you and your husband did really well, Rowena:) Love how the paintings turned out.

Anonymous said...

So much creativity! Love it.

Paola Lauretano said...

Such a great experience, I would like to try it!!!!
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Stella said...

I am always amazed reading about this type of activities that I've never thought of.
Personally I'd love to know how to draw but I suck at it. Seems with the right direction we can all draw..
That was a very nice way of spending the evening, definitely would like to try it.
Always interesting content on your blog, Rowena! Well done for the quality of your posts.
PS. I'll wait until 2 lasts eps of dots have aired and watch them together on Friday. Enjoy the finalel!
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sonia // daring coco said...

I've seen so many of my American relatives and friends doing these classes and posting their paintings on FB. I think they'd be fun but I know I'd be one of those annoying loud mouths. Not being loud per se but more chatting away and not doing what I'm supposed to loool.


Jackie Harrison said...

This looks like a awesome activity is good to explore your inner creativity.

Elle Sees said...

these are always so fun to do...great for date night, like you said.

Stanislava E. said...

Wow, Rowena, that is such a wonderful experience! I think both you and your hubby made your paintings look as close as to the original. I have never attended anything like this, but looks like lots of fun. Great way to relax and be creative at the same time!

Lilli said...

Oh wow! No, never and Id say unfortunately! What fun way to spend the time, wonder why there is something similar even here, Id join it soon! You did an excellent job Rowena, well done! Love the theme and she must have been a good teacher too. xo

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So chic! I like this so much.

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Lenya said...

I think you did an amazing job on it, Rowena. Sounds like a lot of fun.

buffalo journeys said...

How fun! These paint bar are popping up all over the place lately. I just got an invitation to one, but the time didn't work out for me. I'd love to try something like it. Maybe next time. You did a great job!

Shireen L. Platt said...

This looks so much fun, Rowena but I would be so nervous to join because I honestly can't draw to save my life! And I love that you and your husband regularly go on dates together, we try to but it's pretty hard with our little one.

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little luxury list said...

You and your husband did great! My mom is a great painter but it skipped a generation with me ;) I would totally try this though - it sounds fun!

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This sounds like a fun thing that the two of you could partake in. I love painting, although I don't nearly do as much as I used to, I would definitely enjoy this. Glad that you enjoyed yourselves.
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Beckerman Girls said...

Looks like you had the BEST time!!!! AMAZZZZZING painting! LOVe the colors and you are inspiring me to paint again! Thanks babe!
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Corinne said...

Oh wow, I've never seen anything like this! This is such a great idea, would make a great birthday present to take someone to :)

Corinne x

Lyosha Varezhkina said...

wow! looks like a great place!

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Ivana Split said...

In a way I did try something like this before because I did sign up for art class last year and I completed one third of it (one month). As soon as I manage to fit it into my schedule, I plan to complete the other two thirds of it (so two more months). I remember enjoying tose art classes I went to but they also started late (around 8pm) and lasted until 10 pm so my only complain would be the timing because one doesn't have that much energy that late in the day...However, most people are only free in the evening so it is often the only way to organize it.

Speaking of timing, I can't believe that some people were so late (how rude!) that you had to start the class an hour later...Nevetheless, it is lovely that you were able to finish it and create this amazing sky painting. I have to say I'm really impressed with the painting you did. It looks a lot like the target painting. You do get to keep the painting, right? So, that's a nice souvenir. Lovely memory as well. All in all, such a nice activity...it is always good to try something new, it keeps us young in our hearts.

Plus, it is so romantic you and your hubby schedule dates like that, I think it is really important to invest into spending quality time together, especially when one has been married for a while. I always try to think of fun activities for me and my hubby as well.

A Very Sweet Blog said...

Rowena, paint bars are the hottest thing now! I think they are awesome! Can I tell you something? Your painting looked better than the instructors. LOL Great job girl! What a fun date night!

Margaret Dallospedale said...

Paintbar? It's a cool idea sweetie
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Doctor Anne said...

I am not much of a painter myself, but it sounds like a great experience, I can Imagine it being much fun with a group of friends.


ALLIE NYC said...

I have heard of these types of things but didn't know they had them in NY. And $39 is so affordable. Your paintings turned out GREAT. What a fun way to spend an evening.

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Valerie said...

Wow, this looks like so much fun! You and your husband did such a beautiful job on the paintings! I love this date night idea!


Midnight Cowgirl said...

Your picture looks fantastic! I went to something like this once, and it was a lot of fun :)

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Such an interesting post dear! Happy Friday.

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Kelsey&Kenecha said...

Wow such pretty paintings!


Fashionably Idu said...

Going on dates regularly is one sure way to keep the flame burning. A group of teachers at my school went to a paint night a couple days ago and had great fun. Looks like you did too. So fun!


K / House of KTS said...

Wow, I absolutely love this place. I love the atmosphere and I definitely love the painting. Although I can't draw for anything lol, I'd love this. Love the photos as well Rowena.

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Gabrielle said...

Both you and your husband did such a great job at this starry-night scene, wow! I can imagine this must have been such a lot of fun to have got involved in :)

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Effortlesslady said...

Oh wow, what a fun evening. Your paintings look like its from a professional. You guys did a great job. Wow!

Jane said...

What?! That looks so good! A friend I have in my neck of the woods also did something similar over wine and her painting came out nice as well. I didn't think I could get it as remotely close to what it's supposed to look like but she reassured me by saying "If I can do it, you can do it!" lol -- it sounds like a fun evening!