Dedicated high school English teacher by day; art teacher and party host by night. The Inebriated Artist Studio in Woodstock is capturing the attention of a new kind of student. For owner Joy Pinnau, it’s the opportunity to spend time in a fun, upbeat, and creative work environment with students who are enjoying a real party-attitude towards their subject matter. The Inebriated Artist also feeds into America’s obsession with finding new, inexpensive, and entertaining ways to spend time with friends, dates, family, co-workers, and new people who may become your friends.
Welcome to the wonderful world of paint & sip workshops. A place where you can unwind with a glass or two of beer or wine, listen to some great music, spend time with people you enjoy, and explore the creativity you left behind as a child. Follow step-by-step along with the instructor or branch out on your own by selecting your own colors or adding your own twist to the lesson at hand.
It’s not like attending “school.” You are encouraged to talk, laugh, drink, snack, and dance along to the music. You work from a sample canvas and recommendations from the instructor, but you can feel free to go off on your own tangents. Best-of-all, you walk away with a souvenir from the night that you can hang in your own home or office. Britt Kotiw said, “We had the best time tonight! It was fun and relaxing and challenging (in the best way!). Can’t wait to do it again!”
Unlike many other paint & sip franchises, The Inebriated Artist offers customers personalized instruction in a well-lit and well-spaced environment where you can see what you are creating and where you don’t feel pressed in with the people around you. It’s a space surrounded by upbeat music and laughter, but not overwhelmed by the noise and bustle of a bar or a room filled with 70 other people. The instructor takes you through the painting using a clear-to-see projected presentation, and you can walk around the room looking at examples of many works of art and use those examples for inspiration for your own piece. Ellen Konsbruck Moser said, The Inebriated Artist is “perfect for a fun, relaxing evening! We had a fabulous girls’ night out. Great instructor, very cool venue, just an all-around good time. I would definitely recommend this for anyone looking to unwind and let their creativity run wild!”
Currently, The Inebriated Artist Studio is housed in the historic Old Courthouse Arts Center at 101 N. Johnson Street on the Woodstock Square. It is surrounded by the high tin ceilings and charm of the old building and the work of many local professional and burgeoning artists. It’s the perfect setting for creating your own masterpiece.
The Inebriated Artist hosts instructor-led workshops that include three glasses of beer or wine with your registration ($45 for an individual painter or $65 for two people collaborating on one work of art) and open studios on Wednesday and Friday evenings ($25 includes two glasses of beer or wine and all paint supplies to make your own piece or $15 for non-drinkers or painters under 21, accompanied by an adult).
Preregistration is required for all events on the business website at www.TheInebriatedArtist.com under “workshops” or by calling Joy Pinnau at 815-569-1131. The Inebriated Artist is also available for private parties for bachelorette, birthdays, girls’ or guys’ night out, Red Hat events, fundraising, corporate team-building, clubs, organizations, sports teams, and more. Most paintings are recommended for painters 12 and up, and The Inebriated Artist can customize paintings to meet the needs and tastes of individual groups, so give us a call and learn to Paint Irresponsibly!