Paint Nite: The Red Tree


  • 2 hours long
  • Ages 21 & up

$35 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

Trident Booksellers & Cafe

Come enjoy a glass of wine or a pint and experience Paint Nite in Trident’s upstairs dining room. With a chic modern interior, Trident offers a wide selection of beer and wine as well as a full menu ranging from small plates to full meals and with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Stop by the bookstore on your way in to get a little inspiration for your artistic adventure.  Trident is located in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood on Newbury Street between Hereford and Massachusetts Avenue.  By train: Take the green line to the Hynes Convention Center T Stop (accessible by B, C and D lines). By bus: Take the 1 bus and get off at Hynes Convention Center A short walk from Copley Square or Kenmore Square.   Learn more: tridentbookscafe.com

Your host

Growing up in a big crafty family, Kari soaked up the idea that creativity is a normal feature of being human. By kindergarten, when a tiny classmate admired her drawing of a horse, she told her, “I'll show you how to draw your own,” and gave her first art lesson. (She provided tips on how to start with a peanut shape for the head, with notes on eyelash and nostril placement.) She is descended from famous visionaries: her parents, a seamstress and an engineer, pooled their talents to create Halloween costumes for the sisters that routinely swept all the prizes at the local townie costume contest.        She earned her Bachelor's of Fine Art in Visual Art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is now an illustrator and parade spectacle artist in the Boston area. As a Yay Maker artist, she works hard to share techniques that will help even the most reluctant beginner come away with a canvas they are proud of. The sight of paintbrushes still makes her heart beat faster every time, and she believes it is never too late to find your bliss.

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