Sip & Gogh is the first-of-its-kind paint and sip studio in the country. It’s one of the top 10 recommended things and activities to try in the Philippines on TripAdvisor.com. We had our first canvas painting session at Sip & Gogh Ayala Heights branch last month and totally enjoyed our experience. 🙂 It’s a great place to relax, socialize and paint together while sipping wine or some cool beverages with family and friends. If you’re looking for something a little different to do rather than food-tripping, shopping, or mall-hopping in Metro Manila, this is definitely it!
Painting Session at Sip & Gogh Paint and Sip Studio (Ayala Heights, Quezon City)
The rundown: You go online, select a branch, look at the monthly calendar, choose a schedule that’s free and available, and pay to register and reserve for the time slot. The price (PhP 1,000) includes the apron rental, paint, canvas on easel, painting materials, cup with water, food and drinks.
We’re all amateurs when in comes to canvas painting. The last time I used a paint brush was back in high school during our Chinese drawing (圖畫) and Chinese calligraphy classes (毛筆). Or do those even count? 😉 Anyway, I’m glad that everything went smoothly. I recommend to be let loose and not be afraid to brush away. There’s no need to draw perfect lines here. 🙂
Painting at Sip & Gogh provided us a unique experience that broke the mold of our regular routine. When we walked in, we were presented with so many options of paintings to draw that it took a while before we finally grabbed one each to our seats.
In the beginning, the studio assistants instructed us on the basic techniques of color blending to form a new color (e.g. to make violet, mix red and blue) and to make the shades darker or lighter. They also helped us draw light “imaginary” sketch lines for the right proportion and placement of images on the canvas. We still called their attention every now and then for advice on how to proceed. They were willing to come and answer our questions.
Two hours went by pretty quickly. I’m happy we did not feel rushed or pressured. As style comes from diversity, we drew with our own hand movements without having to forcefully copy the original painting exactly. Anyway, when all is said and done, it feels so awesome to have a piece of art that you created hanging on your wall. Yup, we’re proud of our work and we’re psyched to return to Sip & Gogh for another great time. 🙂