Monday, August 22, 2011

Places: Dip 'N Dab

Just thought I'd do a quick blog post on this fun little spot here in ATL that I'd happened to patron last week.  Apparently, this business concept is the new "in" thing, as I'd saw a couple places like this in Indianapolis when I was visiting my parents a few weeks ago. Dip 'N Dab is the name of the place and it's a quasi-art studio where you sign-up for a class to paint a particular painting all the while drinking wine and indulging in snacks.  It's BYOB (and snacks), so whatever you like to drink or eat--bring it along.  The price ranges from $25-35 and at the end of the 2-3 hour class, you've got a neat little painting to take home with you!

I've been on the quest to get some [cheap] art for my house, and found that everything I liked wasn't so cheap.  So a couple of my friends started going to Dip 'N Dab for fun and I had a light bulb moment--for 25 bucks, I could go paint, drink some wine and hopefully have a piece of art to hang in my home!  Or at the least, learn how to paint the painting and be able to recreate it on a bigger canvas of my liking.  So this past Thursday was my first practice run.  Groupon had happened to be running a deal on Dip 'N Dab--$12 for $25 worth of painting.  So basically $12 for a class.  I bought two, and dragged my sister along....


The paint bar

This is what we all are striving for...

Our tools and reinforcements. ;^)

I did okay on my yellow-y background...

Things started to get a bit more intricate...

We were fairly pleased. :)

All in all, we have fun.  I'm all for exploring other ways of having a good time besides partying it up in clubs & lounges, etc.  This was definitely a nice change of pace.  As you can see, I'm no Frida Kahlo--but I had fun painting and I think I'm going to try to recreate this painting on a larger canvas and hang it in my house.  We'll see....  I definitely plan to take more classes!

There is also another place in town like Dip 'N Dab called Art a la Carte.  If any of you ATLiens are interested, I've provided links below.

Dip 'N Dab
Art a la Carte



  1. Hi!
    I just got hip to groupon and I I am in love! This was a great deal you got!!
    Also, congrats on the new baby. I am late I know, but I haven't been on Blogger for a while.
    Can't wait to see your fitness posts too :D
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks for the recommendation. I'll have to grab the bestie and check these two places out. Anywhere that we can bring our own wine and do something fun is great by us.

  3. After reading this post, I put Google to work trying to find a place out here in Louisiana that does this. (It seems like Atlanta has all the cool/fun things) i'd much rather attend an event like this than party as well. I've been over that since 21.

    Your picture came out lovely. Glad you guys had fun! :)

  4. We have places like this in Alabama -- Sips 'n' Strokes in Birmingham and Corks and Canvas in Montgomery. It's always so much fun. Another fun thing to try is paint your own pottery places. A friend had a birthday party at one of these spots (we brought in cake, wine, and even music) and it was a blast!

  5. The art work looks fabulous!!

  6. That seems so fun! I'm new to Indianapolis and trying to find new things like this to try. What are the similar places in Indy called?

  7. I'm gonna look that up here in DFW. I'd love to do something like that! You are quite the artist w/ booze, lol! Ugh...I so wish I could find a place like that here. Oh, and bikram! I'm too chicken for that ish. Good thing I got the hook up on my trial class. :-) No....I'll have to try it again in a few months. My LA girl said it takes a min to get used to.

  8. Jabstoi-- I don't remember the name as I was driving, but it was in the Castleton/Keystone at the Crossing area.

  9. Hi Nik, just wanted to let you know that you inspired me to have a paint party. I blogged about it today:) Thanks!

  10. Hey Nik,

    I saw this on Groupon and thought of this post. I am definitly going to pick on up. Thought I would share with you since you had so much fun!!


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