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Acrylic Pouring is a rather hypnotic and meditative approach to creating abstract art which often leads to stunning results... and even when it doesn't, the process is so satisfying and fun.
By making the acrylic paint liquid, it can be poured onto a canvas in a multitude of ways letting the paint splat, ooze and mix right in front of your eyes creating unimaginable patterns just as you tilt your canvas. It is all in your hands! Suitable for beginners, experts, and all lovers of some mess and chaos, this 3-to-4-hour workshop will look at how different techniques and colour combinations can create abstract art so beautiful, everyone will think you planned it all along.
Fur, feather, scales?
Paint your own custom pet portraits!
Swiss visual artist Alexandra Mia Monkewitz will guide you step-by-step to realise a beginner friendly acrylic portrait of your pet. How? Alexandra will prepare a drawing template for you based on photos of your favourite. A pet owner herself and animal portraits being one of her most beloved theme she is the perfect artist to guide you step-by-step during the process. She will also encourage you to add humorous objects to your pet, like a frill collar, bottle of wine, a bone etc., since it‘s just so much fun!
Urban Arts Workshop
An authentic journey to the land of markers, stencils, tags and spray cans.
Ready to get down and dirty with graffiti? Enjoy a hands-on lesson where you will learn about this controversial art form. In recent years graffiti and street art have become increasingly more popular and appreciated by the public. Simple scrawls have evolved into detailed mural compositions. Now is the time to learn more about this exploding artistic phenomenon!
Your Creative Journal
Document your personal experiences
in the culture of the city
What is urban sketching? It's basically drawing on location, capturing and documenting what we see from direct observation, indoors and outdoors. Urban sketchers tell the story of their surroundings, their point of view, the places they live and where they travel. The drawings are a record of a certain point in time and place. This workshop is created for sketching enthusiasts with no prior experience, that wish to begin their sketching journey.
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Who we are
We are a group of artists hosting various art activities in our Studio in downtown Basel.
You are invited to this inspiring environment and will be guided through colorful adventures.
We provide all the necessary art materials, just come as you are. Our team members are local, contemporary artists eager to share their skills and passion with you. Here you can unwind, meet new people and experience artistic creation.
From easygoing Paint & Sip Events to studious Courses, we have dreamed up a variety of artistic activities for all ages, levels and interests. No previous experience is necessary, only your mood for creativity.
Paint It Easy
Your creative escape
- Introduce the experience of artistic creation to millions of people within the framework of our informal, carefree and joyful activities.
- Creating opportunities of self-expression using the tools of art, regardless of age, gender and education.
- Facilitating connection between local, contemporary artists, their artistic work and society.
What we do
When to join
Calendar coming soon...
Paint It Easy Special
Paint outdoors along the river, or in a park during brunch. Events in museums and galleries. Join us in bars and restaurants around town and try it with a brush in one hand and a cocktail in the other. Parties, concerts, exhibitions & so much more...
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Signing up is easy. Go to our event calendar to see the dates and types of all upcoming events. Select which painting you would like to paint and add it to your cart by clicking “Let’s paint!” Follow the on-screen directions to complete the order. Contact us if you have trouble completing your order and we will walk you through the process.
All you need to bring is yourself. You are coming to a contemporary art studio, which is equipped with every painting material, like canvases, different kinds of paints, easels and aprons. We do recommend though to bring an old T-shirt to paint, maybe not your favorite pair of trousers, since our apron does not cover the full body.. Feel free to bring your own food and beverages as well.
Our artist will guide you step-by-step through the featured painting and will ensure that you stay on track to completing your masterpiece by the end of class. Nearly everyone is surprised at their inner Picasso! Perhaps it is not that obvious, but dealing with your expectations is also a significant part of the experience. What one might regard as a failure, the other might see as courageous brushwork or the burst of creativity – and vice verse. We agree here with Bob Ross: “We do not make mistakes, just happy little accidents!”
Of course! Your painting is yours – hang it on your wall or give it to someone as a gift.
Absolutely! We would like to encourage you to do so, since we truly believe, that ‘Paint and Sip’ parties fit brilliantly to most celebrations, corporate events or family get-togethers. Check out our ‘private events’ menu to learn more and to get in touch.