Yes, I’m interrupting this food blog to write a review on a painting studio. I had such a good time that I thought you should know about it too.
Vintage Canvas is a small painting studio in El Segundo. I will be the first person to admit that I can’t draw, let alone paint, but I was excited to try one of these classes. Some of my friends had posted the paintings they had done at similar painting studios in other parts of the country, so I was very glad to find one right here in the South Bay. They provide all the supplies you will need. They don’t serve food or drinks, but you can bring your own if you’d like. The artist themselves will guide you step by step in order for you to recreate their painting. You can throw any negative experiences that you may have had in art class in school. The instructors are there to help. My instructor was the owner, Linda. She was very patient with all of us. She answered any questions we had and would come over to check our progress, offering suggestions and encouragement. I found the experience to be very relaxing. Just putting the paint to canvas in itself was soothing. No cell phones, no distractions, just simple paint and canvas. Time just flew on by. Before I knew it, it was time to sign my name on the canvas. Although we all painted the same thing, it was nice to see everyone’s own personal touch. At the end of the class, I felt very accomplished and eager to try another painting in the future.
If you’d like to bring home your own masterpiece, check out Vintage Canvas’ website. They have classes almost every day of the week which run two or three hours long depending on how detailed the painting is. If I can do it, you most definitely can too!
118 W. Grand Avenue
El Segundo, CA 90245
Disclaimer: the only compensation I got from Vintage Canvas was a feeling of accomplishment when I finished my painting.