Unleash Your Inner Artist at San Juan Paint & Sip
Are you in the mood to let your inner artist free? There is a fun place now in the heart of Old San Juan to relax and enjoy a fun and artistic experience — San Juan Paint & Sip. This is a 2-hour painting “class”, that requires no prior painting experience. They provide everything you need in order to be the artist you always knew you were. They also include a drink to loosen up your paintbrush and get your creative juices flowing! It is a fun couple hours where you bond with your fellow “artists”. In the end, you check out each others work and be amazed how the teacher was actually able to help everyone create a painting that is actually pretty good!
The space they have in Old San Juan is right in town at Plaza de Armas. From the moment you walk in this happy space, you feel welcomed. The room is casual, cool, and relaxing. Music was upbeat and fun. You put on an apron, (so you don’t paint yourself!) and select from the drink menu. They offer a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drink selections. The class comes with one drink of your choice, but you can purchase more (they have single drinks or an unlimited drink offer).
You choose your seat/canvas, where your paint and brushes are all set up for you. The session is led by an artist who will teach you – step by step – and a assistant, who makes sure you have enough paint and your beverage, and also offers guidance and encouragement. With a drink in one hand and a paint brush in the other … you are ready to go for it! It is a great opportunity to learn some basic painting skills while you have fun! No need to rush, they take their time teaching you each step, and walk around encouraging and offering guidance as you paint.
We enjoyed this experience. There were a lot of laughs as you and your group go from doubting your own artistic abilities to comparing the paintings that we each produced. The drinks were cold and delicious, and the artist (Juny) and his assistant (Adalis) were so nice, patient, and upbeat. You could ask for any music selection, to get you in the right mood. This is a great activity for the whole family, a girls’ night, date night idea, or even just going by yourself to have some fun. It is a great bonding experience for your family, group, or team.
Check their web page for the weekly schedule, and the selected painting for each session. The paintings vary, from local themes, classic landscapes, seasonal paintings, or kid-friendly themes (for kids’ sessions). So find one that you like, and make a reservation. They are planning all sorts of new and fun events, family paint sessions, and adult only events. They also now offer candle making classes! Ask them for a special private event, or suggest something you would like to paint!
Normally, when we review an activity that is not free to the public, we pay the admission price out of our own pockets. However, we just want you to know that the folks at Paint & Sip were kind enough to offer us this workshop for free. While we don’t feel that this free ride influenced our review one way or the other, we felt that we should tell you, just as a matter of fact.
Prices vary based on time/day, and adults versus kids. Check their web page for prices.
Check their web page for their weekly schedule.
The sessions are generally scheduled for 2 hours. Plan to arrive a few minutes early.
Visit their web page for more info and to make reservation.
They are located on Calle Cruz in Old San Juan, at the eastern end of Plaza de Armas, next to SuperMax.
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