Paint Nite: Seasons II
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.
Since 1984, Trident Booksellers & Cafe have been a cornerstone of community in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. Owners Bernie and Gail Flynn came to the Boston area in 1983 from Vermont, where Bernie had also owned a bookstore. That store was started in 1976 at the end of the “hippie turned back-to-the-lander, turned Buddhist, turned entrepreneur” sort of era. Following the birth of their son, the Flynns moved to the Boston area in 1983 to raise a family. Recognizing the relative lack of spaces where one could linger over a book or a newspaper and drink a cup of coffee, they decided to incorporate a cafe to complement the bookstore. At the beginning, the future was uncertain, with little capital and a location then considered to be on the wrong end of Newbury Street. Now, decades later, both the bookstore and the cafe have grown from a small shop to a two-story business with a full menu ranging from traditional breakfast items (served all day), to fresh juices and smoothies, to comfort foods, and even beer and wine. And we’re always evolving. In recent years, we’ve expanded our catering and events programming. Now you can host a party in our upstairs dining room, or see a reading by up-and-coming authors. We’re opening our doors to you like never before.
Kristina has been drawing pictures since she could hold a crayon. When she was old enough to have those funny little coloring books where you would dip a pen in water and then put it on the pictures to "magically" reveal the colors, she would rather create her own picture stories on the back, blank pages than color the pictures already there. Growing up, nearly every page of her notebooks in school had a doodle on them or even a little story spreading over multiple pages, often getting her in trouble with teachers. Although, she initially moved to New York City to study Theatre, she soon realized she preferred the visual arts and returned to her first love. Kristina graduated with honors from School of Visual Arts' Illustration BFA program and is now an award winning illustrator and fine artist. Upon moving to Boston, she discovered a new love in sharing her enthusiasm for art and teaches a variety of college courses in addition to a full time art career and Paint Nite. She loves how Paint Nite can reconnect adults to the creative spirit we all had as children. She does not believe in talent, but believes everyone has the potential to create with passion and practice