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Studio mixes paint and alcohol


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Reality is an illusion created by the lack of alcohol.

Nine-to-five work schedules, the bills that haunt us and the thoughts that we simply can’t express come to an end at the Burlington Paint & Sip Studio.

Conveniently located on Church Street, the vibrant studio matches the artists’ personalities. Brought to Burlington by Catherine Hover and her group of friends, they seek those who are eager to express their imagination on canvas.

For those old enough, the studio offers a colorful array of wines and cocktails. The drinks are served by the artists themselves who are not afraid to add a little color to your drinks.

However, those ages 7 and up can also join the studio and enjoy soft drinks, while creating original work. The concept is simple: you arrive and are given a canvas, paint, supplies and alcohol.

A talented artist will guide you through the process of painting and teaching the necessary techniques and styles.

The session results in an original piece which the artist can take home. The whole ensemble provides for a feeling of absolute relaxation, simplicity and self-indulgence.

Artist and studio assistant Gretchen Tisch said that alcohol complements the session because it enables the painters to free themselves from worrisome thoughts, which allows them to paint as their body and mind desire.

A talented artist will guide you through the process of painting and teaching the necessary techniques and styles.

The use of alcohol to enhance individuality and innovation is often found throughout the writings of many famous figures, including Winston Churchill, Ernest Hemingway and Hunter S. Thompson.

Combining alcohol and art not only enhances creativity but also promotes the responsible consumption of alcohol while engaging in an activity not typically associated with drinking.

Whether you’re seeking a night out with friends to release your weekly stress, a private party or simply some alone time, Burlington Paint & Sip will paint you a smile.

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