I recently got invited to attend a blogger event at Bottle and Bottega Tampa, which is right by my house! I love painting and have been to a similar place so I was super excited to be invited! We got a chance to meet some other local blogger, learn about the concept, and we got to paint a picture too!
About Bottle and Bottega Tampa
Bottle and Bottega Tampa is a franchise and the owner is Minal. I had a chance to talk to her one on one and I could definitely tell she loves her job! I always get excited about something when the owner or maker is SUPER excited about their product or service. The concept of Bottle and Bottega Tampa is pretty neat. You bring wine, you drink it, and you paint a pretty picture. You can bring whatever drink you want, it doesn’t have to be wine! Don’t worry if you are not artistic, the instructor does a great job explaining what to do step by step. There is a calendar on their site that displays what pictures will be painted on different days and times. You can also inquire about having private parties (they have space to have 2 parties going on at the same time) or even having them come to you for a painting party! Prices range from $25- $40 depending on the size of the canvas and other special events. Something different they do is offer a girls night with a real nude model! I am very intrigues because it would be cool painting a REAL person instead of scenery (also bonus if the model is hot :P)! They also offer wine glass paintings and will be offer pallet paintings soon too!
My Quick Review
The above picture is the setup when painters first arrive! This includes the canvas, paint brushes, pencils, rags, water, and paints. I like this because setting up art supplies and finding everything can be time consuming. Our instructor was Cotton. She was super energetic and entertaining as well as very good at giving instructions on what to do on our blank canvas. Cotton would show us on her canvas what to do, while we did each step, she would walk around to give advice and tips. She would also tell some jokes here and there and kept us laughing and painting! This painting was very simple and took less than an hour, they have different class lengths depending on the size of the canvas and difficulty of the picture. During our lesson, we got to also take a little break to see what everyone else was doing with their painting. They give you the basic directions but you can change up colors or anything else you want. Its neat to see all the different paintings that people had!
I had an amazing time and will definitely be going back! The time went by super fast and everyone ended up having a beautiful painting to take home! I need to find some friends who will go with me to paint a nude male model! If you are in the Tampa area and want to go with me, let me know!! Bottle and Bottega Tampa is sooo great for parties and girly get togethers!!
Is It Worth It?
YES! For $25- $40 you get a couple of hours of time for yourself or with friends to drink, chat, and paint! The best part is that you don;t have to set up or clean up! Not cleaning up is a BIG PLUS for me because I HATE cleaning anything! Also, some of you already know I am a bug supporter of small/ local businesses so the price is just right in my opinion! They have a lot of pretty paintings you can pick from and they cater to kids too! I will probably be bringing my boyfriend’s daughters here for some a girly day date soon!
Do you have a Bottles and Bottega near you?!