Watercolors and Whiskey (BYOW)

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Arts & DIY

Event Overview

Hey!  I believe there are only two ways to look at this: A. The only thing better than watercolor painting is painting and drinking whiskey. Or B. The only thing better than whiskey is….yep, you guessed it, painting with watercolors and sipping a delicious whiskey drink that you just made. Whichever angle you are coming from, I am confident you will have a wonderful experience. I provide the drink mixers, and all the art materials.  You bring the whiskey.  This 2.5 HOUR class is a perfect introductory class with a fun twist!  You can follow a recipe to craft a tasty mixed whiskey drink or improvise. Then, while sipping on your first liquid creation, I will introduce you to materials and basic techniques of watercolor painting. After that I will guide you through a painting step by step.  Come along with us and discover how to use this seductive, mysterious medium to excercise your creative side! BYOW (Bring Your Own Whiskey).  Feel free to bring another type of alcohol if whiskey is not your thing. Must be 21+ to drink. Please plan on taking public transit, have a Designated Driver or take a Lyft! What You Can Expect:

What to Bring

Bring a small bottle of Whiskey is you are 21+.

What's Provided

All art materials, snacks and drink mixers included. Watercolors are pretty clean but plastic aprons will be available.

What You Can Expect
  • Exercise your imagination and creativity
  • Make a cool whiskey drink
  • Learn basic watercolor techniques and applications
  • Paint a painting
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Boris Ostrerov

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Boris Ostrerov earned a BFA in Painting from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and an MFA in Painting and Drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013. While studying, he learned to paint and draw both representationally and abstractly with various mediums. He worked as a teacher assistant for multiple teachers and classes at MIAD and SAIC. In the last three years he has worked for wine and paint companies and taught art classes to beginners. He creates a comfortable environment and uses his ability to clearly and enthusiastically articulate and demonstrate approaches and techniques to painting and drawing. He believes everyone has the potential to improve their artistic skills and exercise their creativity through visual art.

Ostrerov has exhibited his work widely and earned several opportunities including showing at Paris London Hong Kong (PLHK), Tory Folliard, and the Portrait Society in Milwaukee. He has been featured in several publications including New American Paintings #119.

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