‘Barbra Ross’ Welcomes Happy Accidents at Germania Brew Haus
Beginning in January 2018, Germania Brew Haus launched “Brews & Brushes,” which is a monthly event where ticket holders sip on a glass of beer or wine while taught step-by-step how to paint the specific artwork for that month. Within the cozy, intimate space of Germania, painters of all degrees come together for an enjoyable three hours spent with old and new friends. With easy access to Germania’s self-pour beer wall, painters are encouraged to take a step back from their work-in-progress to view it from a different perspective, while at the same time refilling their glass of tasty craft beer.
Germania Brew Haus is all about supporting their staff in the adventures they wish to seek, so that is how I landed this sweet gig as the teacher of “Brews & Brushes.” Since recently graduating with an art degree, this is my first art teaching experience and I am so grateful to learn through successes and “happy accidents” within such an accepting space like Germania. Each month is a new challenge for both the participating painters and myself. Instead of merely choosing a photo off the internet to copy, I use those resources to create an original painting for folks to paint. The people who take part in this event range from people who have dabbled in paint previously to people who have never experienced a paint and sip class before. With each class, I am amazed at the hidden talent people bring forth without even realizing it. Since we are our biggest critic, I find it important to share the ideology that art and beauty is relative no matter how much our inner judge tells us differently. Channeling the famous painter Bob Ross, I like to also remind the painters that there are no mistakes in art, only “happy accidents.”
So, the next time you or group of friends want to explore new experiences with a fun night out, you know that Germania’s “Brews & Brushes” is a safe, creative environment to step out of your comfort zone.
Information about the event can be found on Germania Brew Haus’ Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/GermaniaBrewHaus/
Tickets get scooped up fast, so keep an eye out for updates on when the tickets go on sale!
Written by Rosita