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  • An artist and a first-time painter get together to recreate one of our all-time most popular paintings. Pick up some painting hacks from this duo... or just pour yourself a glass of wine and watch. Cheers! If you want to learn to paint and would like to follow along with Jason and Doug, here are the painting supplies you’ll need for Japanese Moon Garden: • Small round brush • Medium flat brush ...

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  • The wash technique is an easy way to create a watercolor effect for your painting’s background. Not only does an acrylic wash make your painting look like watercolor, it also somewhat mimics the behavior of watercolor if the paint-to-water ratio is right. Acrylic and watercolor paint will never, ever behave the same way, but a wash can do wonders make acrylic paint more watercolor-like. If you’r...

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  • Employee satisfaction and retention is closely tied to employee engagement. “Employee engagement” refers to an employee’s emotional investment in an organization. The organization includes other team members, the brand or company itself, the working environment and the employee’s role. Team building is a great way to lay the foundation for employee engagement. Team building is also an idea that ...

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  • GNO is like wine, or pizza, or coffee – pretty good even when it’s not out-of-this-world amazing. If you’re with your favorite friends and the mood is right, sitting in a parking lot can be fun (although a bottle of wine is guaranteed to help THAT situation). But novelty never goes out of style, and unique situations make great experiences… and great stories afterward. So before you book reserva...

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  • Create a tribute to your furry friends while enjoying a drink with your human pals! Amanda McLeod & Kim Curtis, from the Pinot’s Palette Westminster North studio in Colorado, walk Joana Canals from Colorado's Best through the Project Pet process. Anyone can do Project Pet, regardless of art experience. A professional artist walks you through color mixing and painting techniques to get your pet’s...

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  • How's this for a perk? Pinot Perks members get TRIPLE CORKS for classes attended and purchases made in June and July. There's never been such a fun or fast way to level up toward a free paint and sip class! No idea what we’re talking about? Pinot Perks is our paint and sip rewards program. It lets you earn virtual corks for things like going to painting events or buying seats for your friends. Co...

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  • If at first you don’t succeed… no problem! Here’s how to fix acrylic painting mistakes on canvas. Whether you had one too many sips of wine and accidentally sprayed paint across the canvas, or you're a perfectionist whose painting isn't turning out quite like you envisioned, most errors can be erased. Fixing mistakes with acrylic paint is actually pretty simple. Whenever you paint, keep a few d...

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  • Project Pet is a fun way to honor your pet and the joy they bring to your life. Many people also find Project Pet to be a deeply meaningful way to memorialize a furry family member who has crossed the rainbow bridge. Many Pinot’s Palette studios even donate a portion of the profits to help local animal shelters. Lindsey Liberman from Pinot's Palette Elk Grove talks to ABC 10 Sacramento about a ...

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  • Just in time for National Pet Month in May, Pinot’s Palette is giving pet parents the opportunity to honor their furry, feathered, or finned friends in a very special way. Pinot’s Palette, the premier paint and sip studio, is hosting Project Pet —entire classes dedicated to helping people paint a portrait of their pet. Deb Nemec talks to Nicole DiAntonio from FOX 4 Kansas City at Pinot’s Palett...

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  • Technically, May is National Pet Month. But if you’re a typical pet parent, you know that every month is Pet Month. May is just when it becomes more socially acceptable to post about your pets on Instagram multiple times per day. We’re not sure how National Pet Month came to be, but according to Wikipedia, the month-long even...

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  • One of the most common questions we get is “What should I wear to a paint party?” We've written about this in the past, but in fact, you have so many wardrobe options for paint and sip that we could write a book about it. First and foremost, don’t worry too much about paint getting on your clothes. We do use acrylic paint, which does stain and is a bear to get out of knits. But while splatters a...

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  • While being a mom is one of the most rewarding jobs on the planet, it can also be one of the easiest to take for granted. This Mother’s Day, show your mom that you notice and appreciate how much she’s done for you with a day full of surprises. Instead of the standard “take mom out of lunch and give her a bouquet of grocery store flowers” Mother’s Day routine, think outside the box. If you've got...

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  • While gifts are nice, what Mom probably really wants for Mother’s Day is to spend time with you. The activity you choose is secondary to the fact that you’re enjoying each other’s company. If you’re stumped for ideas on things to do with your mom, we’ve got a few smashing ideas to get the ball rolling. No matter what her personality or yours, there's definitely an idea or two here to help you plan...

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  • Remember when you were in kindergarten and you proudly displayed your macaroni art on the refrigerator? You and your mom were probably equally excited about that crinkly piece of construction paper. Even though you’ve moved on from macaroni art and popsicle sticks, there’s still something extra-special about a homemade present. This Mother’s Day, surprise your mom with a handcrafted gift she’s n...

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  • Your home and the art that hangs in it reflect so many things about you: your life experiences, your tastes and individual style, your priorities. From photographs to textiles to paintings to Post-It notes, there’s probably a story to most of the stuff on your walls. Souvenirs from vacations near and far, gifts from loved ones, heirlooms passed down from previous generations, intentional reminders...

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  • Paint and sip with canvases is tried and true, but we know a lot of our guests are up for a little adventure with their art. Many of our studios teach painting for wine bottles, wood pallets, canvas tote bags, glass blocks and beyond. Guests nationwide have loved the creative challenge of new mediums! So it made sense to us to take on a new artistic challenge: makeup and sip classes! After all, th...

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  • Paint and sip with canvases is tried and true, but there is no canvas more beautiful than the human face. So, starting this month, we'll offer in-studio “makeup and sip” tutorials! Here’s one of our signature techniques: Acrylic Contouring. For canvas painting, we use non-toxic, quick-drying acrylic paint. And that’s exactly what we’ll be using for our makeup classes. This gives us an incredible...

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  • After years of constant connectivity, a digital detox can be a bit shocking for the brain. A lot of people experience extreme anxiety about the idea of being cut off from their devices, and don’t quite know what to do with themselves. There’s actually a word for this anxiety: nomophobia. Wherever you fall on the nomophobic spectrum, you could definitely benefit from a day of unplugging. We’ve co...

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  • Pinot’s Palette has launched a crusade to help families suffering from “nomophobia” - fear of not having access to a working cell phone. Pinot’s Palette is partnering with Reboot, a national non-profit organization, which hosts a National Day of Unplugging. Reed and Judy Alewel talk to Mike Doria from FOX 5 Las Vegas about taking the focus off technology and putting it back on togetherness. L...

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  • If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you’re well aware that there’s no need to know anything about painting to attend a paint and sip class. Whether you’re a novice painter or have studied the arts for years, you’ll have a great time and create a painting you’ll be proud to display. Really! We promise! However, we know there are a few planners and preppers in this audience. So, here are...

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  • While modern technology makes it easier than ever to stay in touch, it has also made it harder to connect in ways that really matter. You receive notifications the instant you have a new email, old acquaintances from your junior high homeroom can send Facebook messages to say hello, and the whole wide world of Instagram is privy to your latest culinary masterpiece. But are these connections really...

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  • Each year the Pantone Color Institute selects a color of the year. This special shade encompasses design trends but also strives to represent what’s needed in the world at the time, according to Pantone Vice President Laurie Pressman. Lofty goals for a color, but the color of the year always makes a big splash. Interior designers, graphic designers, advertising professionals and everyday people al...

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  • Pinot’s Palette, a pioneer in the paint and sip experience, is partnering with Reboot, a non-profit organization, which hosts a National Day of Unplugging, to encourage couples to power down, pick up a brush, and paint their commitment to each other on canvas. Ruthanne Timm, owner of the Pinot’s Palette Wichita studio in Kansas, explains to Annette Lawless from KAKE-TV Wichita, “They say that pe...

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  • Pam at Pinot’s Palette Liberty Township talks to Frank Marzullo from FOX 19 Cincinnati about how Couple’s Night painting classes during Valentine’s weeks will take the focus off technology and put it back on togetherness. For a little challenge, couples can try an official date night painting! Both of them will paint separate canvases; when placed together, the canvases will match up to create o...

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  • Research shows increased connectivity has created a disconnect among couples. Rather than gaze into the eyes of their partner, people stare at their screens. Rather than hold hands, they cradle a computer. In fact, 70% of women say smartphones interfere in their relationship, and on average people check their phones at least 150 times a day. Natalie talks to Rashi Vats from FOX 26 Houston at P...

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  • Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and love is in the air! What we’re not loving, however, is the same old dinner-roses-candlelight Valentine’s Day celebration. Surprise your sweetie with a one-of-a-kind date and make this year’s Valentine’s Day one to remember. Here are 15 “outside of the box” date ideas to kickstart your planning. 1. RELIVE YOUR FIRST DATE Reliving your first date is a...

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  • Of course you’re familiar with that other love-centric holiday in February, but in recent years, a new day to celebrate the ones you adore has become increasingly popular. We’re talking about Galentine’s Day! Occurring the week of Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day is a celebration of the lady friends in your life. Basically a girls' night out with an extra dose of love and gratitude. Don't miss it ...