Paint Nite: Bright Northern Night


  • 2 hours long
  • Ages 21 & up

$37 per person
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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.

Your location

Teaism (Penn Quarter)

Teasim, a collection of Asian-inspired teahouses that infuse the cultures of tea and the ideals of teaism with the informality and casualness of America, A collection of critically acclaimed restaurants that produce simple foods from the cuisines of tea, Bento boxes from Japan, curries from Thailand, and tandoor breads from India. A collection of tea shops with an abundance of tea accessories and exhibitions of work by local potters and artists. A tea seller with a constantly updated inventory of over three dozen teas that represent the best of what is available and a belief that selecting, serving, and selling tea is art and love not just commerce.  Why?  A desire to share our discovery of the richness and complexity of the tea leaf. A response to the corruption of tea, the style above substance and the use of tea bags in American offerings. An alternative to the obfuscation, over-formalizaiton, and xenophobia of traditional Asian and English tea houses. Directions: On the corner of 8th and D Streets NW. Visible from the Archives/Navy Memorial metro stop. Parking garage on 8th Street and metered street parking. Metro accesible.     

Your host

Emily is an architecture professional, humanitarian and designer working in the Washington DC area. She holds a BFA degree in Art (Visual Communications), a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture and did her Master's work in Healthcare Architecture at Clemson. Her extensive art background has led her to be involved in everything from community based art projects and theatrical set design to being a sketch artist on Archaeological Excavations abroad. Currently her favorite mediums include watercolors and oils, but she is equally as versed in printmaking and the digital arts.  When Emily isn't designing and planning hospitals, advocating for global health or traveling the globe, she enjoys teaching PaintNite! Also collecting typewriters, yoga and a glass of chardonnay. :) She is VERY excited to transfer her passion of expression in this medium to all of you artists out there (or aspiring ones!) and she looks forward to creating a memorable experience.   More information on Emily or to keep updated, visit: www.emilymcgowan.com instagram.com/_emily_azar_      

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