The BYOB scene at Penn never gets old, but it's about to get even better. Grab a bottle and your coolest pals and head over to a BYOB art class in Philly. From canvas painting to ceramics, you don't want to miss out on creating a masterpiece with a special *drunk* twist. Channel your inner Van Gogh with some liquid courage and check these places out the next time you and your friends are looking for a way to switch up your weekend plans.
1.) Painting with a Twist (629 E. Passyunk Ave.) The classes here are offered in either two or three hour painting sessions. Beverages and snacks are highly encouraged as your instructor walks you through re-creating a scene of the Ben Franklin Bridge, among many others. Check out the upcoming scenes here to register online. You and your friends are invited up to 30 minutes before class time to uncork and unwind, which they call the "happy half hour." The best part? Being under 21 doesn't restrict you from painting—just from the boozy addition.
Cost: $35 (covers everything necessary to finish the featured painting...the canvas, brushes, paint, easel, aprons, and the talented instructor! They also have cups, napkins, and wine openers.)
2.) Philly Art Center—Queen Village (514 Bainbridge St.) On the second Thursday of every month, the Philly Art Center presents a three hour BYOB class for figure drawing. You bring the beverages, and they supply the art materials.
Cost: $10 at the door (basic materials and wine are provided, but you're welcome to bring your own materials as well).
3.) Paint Nite (various locations): Want to get drunk and paint on a Wednesday night? You probably can. Paint Nite is held at different local bars almost every weeknight, and these tipsy painting parties last for two hours. All materials are provided, including the booze, since you'll be at a bar. Check out local events coming soon here.
4.) The Expressive Hand (622 S. 9th St.): Spend the third "Thirsty Thursday" of every month here from 7–9 pm for BYOB ceramic painting.
Cost: Pottery ranges in price from $8—$60 per piece, but you'll get 15% off if you choose to create beverage–ware. Snacks are included!
5.) The Clay Studio (137–139 N. 2nd St.): Head on over to 2nd Street for "date night" to get a little dirty. PSA, it's called date night, but it is not just for couples. Instructors walk the class through a few simple clay projects, so dress for a mess.
Cost: $35 (Beer, wine, light snacks, clay, and tools are included.)