For our 2nd Valentine’s Day together, Jon and I decided to do something different, and that’s why we tried Sip and Gogh’s Date2Create activity last February 15, 2014,8pm. I found about this cool place upon seeing some of the pictures that my colleague has in Facebook.
Basically, Sip and Gogh has several events/ types of activities you can choose from, like Private Party, Little Van Gogh (for Kids), Family Fun Day, Open Session, and Art for A Cause. Since it’s Valentine’s day season, and it is widely acceptable to be cheesy with each other, we chose the Date2Create Session. We were surprised that night that the theme will be ” Paint Your Date”. For me, it’s a challenge since it’s really difficult to paint or draw a person right? ( flowers and anime characters are easier!). But well, since we are doing it for Fun, then “Challenge Accepted”.
The whole place is full of canvas, stands, and paint tools! Once you enter the door, the spirit of artistry will enter onto you, and the whole ambiance will just make you feel fun and excited. Don’t worry about being messy since they will also provide you with aprons.
For beginners, don’t worry if you just do not have any artistic genes in you! The Sip and Gogh team will help you survive their challenge! They have a step by step tutorial during the session, and all you need to do is follow! For example, during our class, one of the first steps is to pencil draw the table border, create an oblong face that is of the same size with what your partner is doing, and finally, paint the background and the table. And if you have any questions, or you need help in drawing nose, or skintone or lips, just ask the roaming teachers and they will surely give you award winning tips!
I almost forgot to say, that the registration fee of 2,200 pesos for the Date2Create Session, is already inclusive of 2 seats, light snacks and drinks for 2. It’s super worth it right? Where can you find a classy art class with cool teachers, and delish snacks and drinks for just approximately 1,100 pesos per person! For normal, individual sessions, the price also plays around 1000 pesos.
The whole session will last for almost 3 hours.The exciting part for Date2Create-Paint your Date class is that you will seat opposite each other and will just see your partner’s painting of you in the end! Trust me, this is the exciting part! In my case, I’m really excited since Jon has artistic talents, and during the session, the teachers just keep on praising his work! Imagine the pressure I’m feeling back then to also make mine look good!
After 3 super fun and fulfilling hours, it was finally the moment of truth.The Sip and Gogh team will take a picture of both of you the moment you share you painting with your partner! When I saw Jon’s painting, I smiled bigtime since it’s good and even prettier than the real me! As for my painting of him, I think it’s more of a caricature type of painting- quite funny but good 🙂 By the way, his flowery cap and my printed blouse are really good right?
The whole experience is just super fun! For those of you who wants to bring out the artistic spirit, try Sip and Gogh! Your money, time, and effort will all be worth it! Plus, it’s an instant stress reliever!
Note: For those of you who plan to go there by commuting, take the cab instead. The place is quite far (near Ayala Heights). Also, just take the afternoon or earlier classes since the 8 pm classes might end late (aound 11 or 12 MN), and it might be hard to find for a cab during that time.
1 Capitol Hills Drive, 1119 Quezon City, Philippines
(+632) 961 – 1248
(+63999) 887 – 6190