Last month my coworkers and I participated in a team building event at Paint Lounge in Toronto. Paint Lounge is similar to Paint Nite, except it doesn't serve alcohol and it is located at their own paint studio. So we decided to try it out and see how it went!
You can pick whatever painting you would like to do from their list online. Some are easy some are hard. Its totally up to you and how comfortable you are with painting when deciding which painting to select.
We decided to go with an easy one: African Sunset
Price: $40 pp
Upon arrival to the location we quickly noticed how quite and reserved it was. They also have a cafe at the back. Our teacher didn't really greet us which to me was a bit of a downer. After waiting for a few more people to arrive the "class" started. Our teacher took the painting and showed us VERY VERY basic skills on what to do and what brushes to use. And then she told us to go paint. If you have never painted and are looking for a workshop this is NOT the place to go to. I found this place to be more independent work than anything. The painting was on display and you would literally have to just look at the finished result and try to replicate it. They provide all the materials, paints, brushes, aprons, canvas. I personally do not mind being left alone to do my own thing , it was relaxing and a perfect way to relax.
Once you are done you blow dry your painting and take it home.
Here is my painting!
Would I go back: Yup!!
One thing I would change?: I find it very unprofessional to have the staff go out back while students are there just so that they can gossip and have a smoke. Staff definitely need to be more attentive.
Overall rating of the location: 3/5 . I would have given it 5/5 if the staff were more professional and showed that they cared a little more.
Have you been to Paint Lounge? Let me know your experience!
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