Introducing paint and sip, and what makes Paintvine uniqueĀ 

What is a paint and sip party? It is exactly that, painting a picture while sipping on a glass of wine. The idea behind sip and paint events is to provide a funĀ activity for adults, where anyone can come along and socialise, be guided through how to complete a painting, and enjoy a glass of their favourite tipple in a relaxed atmosphere.

Originating in the United States, the concept has evolved and is gaining momentum. One notable player in this field is the dynamic and entertaining Paintvine ā€“ a company hailing from the picturesque landscapes of New Zealand.

The origin and evolution of paint and sip

The paint and sip phenomenon emerged in the early 2000s in America. The story goes that social art teachers noticed adults tended to take a long time to finish their paintings because they often over-thought them, and were worried about perfecting their artwork. By allowing people to sip on a glass of alcohol while painting,Ā they were able to relax, let go of inhibitions and enjoy the moment.

This artistic movement that combined after work drinks and painting, gainedĀ popularity as establishments began hosting painting classes coupled with the enjoyment of alcoholic beverages.

Some paint and sip companies have their own studios, while others host their events in local pubs and bars, providing a unique and enjoyable way for people to unwind and socialise.

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Enter Paintvine ā€“Ā a Kiwi twist to social painting

While Paint and Sip events have become popular worldwide, Paintvine stands out as a distinctive player in the social painting scene.Ā 

Picture this: you're nestled in the cozy ambiance of a bar, a glass of Shiraz in one hand, a paintbrush in the other. The canvas before you absorbs your attention, and as you glance around, the room is alive with laughter, exploration, and artistic expression. The instructor, with a keen eye, approaches you, offering tips to enhance your creation. An hour later, a masterpiece stands before you, and a wave of joy and satisfaction washes over you.

Before Paintvine transformed the creative landscape in New Zealand,Ā Aotearoa lacked midweek events that seamlessly combined socialisingĀ and entertainment. Co-founders Alex and Denym, inspired by the paint and wine culture in the United States, brought the paint and sip concept to NZ in 2017.

Painting, they believed, adds layers to one's personality, offering a medium for expression in a friendly and non-judgmental environmentā€”an ethos central to Paintvine. What started asĀ one successful event in Auckland quickly spread across the country, reaching beyond the main cities, ensuring everyone had access to a unique night out with friends.

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Today, Paintvine hosts thousands of enthusiastic apprentice artists monthly, offering not onlyĀ public events but also customisable experiences for corporate events, team-building activities, hens parties, Christmas parties, and more.

One distinctive feature sets Paintvine apart: the company supports and commissionsĀ their team of New Zealand based artists to create unique paintings, releasing new pieces every month. They lead the industry in innovative events, introducing concepts like Paint Your Pet and pioneering glow-in-the-dark painting with their After Dark events.

Collaborations with Drag Queens Anita Wigl'it and Kita Mean resulted in the development of Dragvine, the world's first ever paint and sip event hosted by Drag Queens, complete with games and performances for a hilarious, unique night of creative entertainment.

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Paintvine continues to push boundaries with fresh events such as Sculpt, Uncanvased nude life drawing, Stitch and Wine, Paintvine in the Park, and many more.

Through these continually evolving creative experiences, Paintvine not only supports local artists but also supports, and fosters strong relationships with iconic local bars, providing attendees with the freedom toĀ purchase food and drinks during events.

In essence, Paintvine is not just a paint and sip experience, it's a celebration of creativity, innovation, and the joy of expression, painting the town in hues of fun and artistic vibrancy.

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In the realm of social painting experiences, Paintvine stands out as aĀ friendly, approachable andĀ innovative option. As a New Zealand based company, it injects a unique Kiwi twist into the global Paint and Sip phenomenon, offering participants not only the joy of creating art but also an unforgettable experience filled with energy, creativity, and fun.

So, if you're looking to unleash your inner artist in a lively and dynamic setting, Paintvine is the canvas where your creativity can truly come to life.

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