So I googled painting studios, and found a very cute place in Boulder called Posh Splat painting studio. They had a ton of available classes, and their prices weren't too bad. So, I took the plunge, and $70 later, A and I were committed to a Thursday night painting class.
|"Western Skies" was the theme for our class. Our instructor painted the one on the right during our class|
I went into the class remembering all of the kind euphemisms of the late Bob Ross (may he rest in peace), and found a lovely environment of supportive people. Somehow, A ad I ended up being the only people in the class, and we had a great time working with our instructor on our paintings. A and I are both very critical of our own work usually, so this was a good exercise in self-acceptance and love. Oh, and a good exercise in who could come up with the most Bob Ross-like things to say. The man was a genius, I tell you. The two other staff members present besides our instructor were also so kind, and very encouraging. A and I were surprised that in just under 2 hours, we had each created our own "Western Sky."
Not only was it fun, but it was a good excuse to have a date night. Score! Not only did I knock out a challenge for Shine Project, but I met my goal of having a real date with A.