Paint Nite: Struck with Love
The Original Paint Nite: Unleash your inner artist
Grab your friends and unleash your inner artist at the Original Paint Nite. You’ll go from a blank canvas to a masterpiece of your own, with plenty of laughs along the way. Guided by a talented and entertaining artist, you'll be amazed at what you create, and how much fun you have doing it.
Yaymaker events give you everything you need to get up, get out, and get making! Instruction is provided by an expert host, so no experience is required, and everything you need is supplied. Grab your friends to paint, plant, tinker, and build—and give your week something to shout about.
Corte Riva is a family operation that trully dicips the tradional amerincan dream. They emigrated from the Philippines in 1978 and their families followed suit. Lawrence, Nieves Cortez and Romel Rivera. Although they arrived in different areas of California, the friendship began in the little town of Calistoga, the heart of the Napa Valley. Their knowledge base of wine and vineyards started by working in a vineyard tending to the grapes. They were blessed with the opportunity to continue their wine education. Lawrence's hard work eventually earned him the position of Cellar Master at Clos Pegase. Romel along with Nieves, who are both cousins, started their career at Hans Kornell Champagne Cellars. Romel eventually landed a position at Pride Mountain Vineyards, under the tutelage of winemaker Bob Foley. Years later, Lawrence joined suit and worked alongside with Romel. All of these experiences offered more learning opportunities for wine appreciation commingled with business.
Artist formally trained in painting and illustration whose primary focus emphasizes non-toxic acrylic paint. My subjects range from representational figurative to abstract and surrealistic landscapes (or pretty much anything that inspires me!) I love art because it has the ability to engage the senses and has been a constant throughout my life. Also, when I am able, I enjoy traveling to distant lands to gather ideas and inspiration from various cultures. Paint Nite is an exciting experience for every person, regardless of your artistic awareness or skill level. It is a wonderful opportunity to explore your creative side in a fun, relaxed and inspiring atmosphere That is what you will discover at my events!