Bottle & Bottega Portland
If you’ve been dreaming of learning how to paint a landscape setting, but have not the slightest clue how to get started, Bottle & Bottega will walk you through the entire process.
I’ve seen friends on Facebook paint masterpieces from Bottle & Bottega and had been wanting to learn how to paint one myself. When my co-worker and I were discussing painting over lunch one day we decided to book a class and go for it. We painted a rendition of Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night, Portland style. Van Gogh’s Starry Night has been one of my favorite paintings for years so it was fun to learn how to paint our own version of it in less than three hours.
The instructor stands at the front of the classroom and walks you through every step and is painting right along with you. When we went there were also two other employees walking around and willing to help you out if you needed it. They go at a perfect pace and give you plenty of time to complete each step. I love how no one painting looks exactly the same as there were over 20 people in our class.
What do you wear to Bottle & Bottega?
Wear clothing that you won’t mind if you get a little bit of paint on. I opted for a gray long-sleeve shirt that I’ve had for a few years, a fun floral scarf, and an older pair of jeans. You will be painting with acrylics and the instructors said they’d be able to get it out if you spilled. I’ve spilled acrylic paint multiple times over the years and never have successfully gotten it out (clearly I need to learn the instructor’s trick). Therefore, I still opted for older items of clothing to wear to this event and highly recommend wearing older items if you go.
Bottle & Bottega is a wonderful way to spend a Saturday night with a friend. I can’t wait to go again sometime!
Half-way through the class this is what my painting looked like (above).