Paint and Sip
There are a number of paint & sip studios out there these days and thank goodness, right?! Everyone deserves a chance to get creative in this techno-crazy world. But — it has to be said — not all paint & sips studios are created equally.At Bottle & Bottega, we pride ourselves on many things — the warmth and charm of our studios, the variety of our offerings, but we reserve additional bragging rights on the artwork we provide to our guests. Each piece on our calendars is an original work created by a Bottle & Bottega artist. Not only do we want to provide you with an authentic experience, but we also want to fulfill our mission to provide local artists with the means to make a living through the sale of their work. So, we offer real art by real artists, and you are experiencing the real deal.
There are no “simple” versions of artwork. But this doesn’t mean you need to worry about the difficulty level — not at ALL! The instruction skills of our artists are incomparable and we have more than a little faith in the uncorked talents of our guests. What’s more, the pride you will feel once you complete your own version will be enhanced because you know that you challenged yourself and triumphed!
So how do we know real art when we see it? This topic is discussed beautifully in a BBC.com article. “So what is the source of [a work’s] appeal, and how do we judge that a work of art possesses it? Three words […] beauty, form and redemption.” At Bottle & Bottega, we would venture to say that our works possess all three.
Authenticity of the work is also important because in the end, the power of art is always human. No computer-generation or nondescript doodle can truly give expression to our loves, lives, hopes and fears the way a real piece of art can. To understand further the value of art in society, read the article in The Guardian:
“Imagine society without the civilising influence of the arts and you’ll have to strip out what is most pleasurable in life – and much that is educationally vital [….] you’re left with a society bereft of a national conversation … about its identity or anything else.”
So prepare to uncork your inner artist with an inspirational offering that is unparalleled in our industry. And congratulate yourself on a job well done — not only for the endeavor itself and the outcome, but also for contributing — no matter how slightly — to the creation of art in the world.