Social painting - a different way to spend a night at the pub

News Shopper: Social painting - a different way to spend a night at the pub Social painting - a different way to spend a night at the pub

PICKING up a paint brush is probably the last thing on most people’s minds when they go to the pub, but social painting is a big trend that’s sweeping over from America.

On the last Monday of every month, you can head to the Shortlands Tavern in Bromley for a social painting experience which promises to make art accessible to normal people so they can have fun unleashing their creativity.

PopUp Painting, which runs the classes, started off in Soho last April and have steadily grown.

Events are lead by a practicing artist who encourages guests to paint their own impressions of iconic paintings in a relaxed and fun environment, which is themed with music, food and drinks.

Artist and PopUp Paintings south east London manager, Rebecca Hunter said: “No is experience needed. Most of our guests haven't painted since their school days.

“I love the concept of the events encouraging people to get creative and it is a very sociable evening, some guests are confident enough to come to events alone.

“I love leading the nights as everyone is relaxed and creates a very individual painting.”

On January 27, the group will tackle Van Gogh’s Starry Night, on February 24 it is Lichtenstien while on March 31 local hero David Bowie is the subject, with Picasso on April 28.

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