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The Paintbrush After Dark – Adult Programs

This is the page for all things ADULT at The Paintbrush. After the kids are done with their classes for the day, The Paintbrush opens in the evenings for adults-only ART experiences.

773.636.1968      2446 N. Clark, Chicago             thepaintbrush@thepaintbrush.net


The Paintbrush After Dark

Adults-Only Classes and Events


Adult Beginning/Intermediate Watercolor Class
Mondays, 7:15-8:45pm
Click to Register for Fall Session 2   Prorated for remainder of session.
At the Beginner Level of this class, students will learn landscape techniques, drawing/painting from life, mixing colors, and brush techniques. Students will be engaged in technique-based learning and guided painting to practice learned techniques. Beginner students will receive more personalized attention and critiques. Students who are ready to advance to the Intermediate Level of this class will work on the same lessons but more independently with teacher guidance as they grow as individual artists. Intermediate students will develop and hone previously learned skills through personalized critiques and guidance, understand how to correct skills errors and have better understanding on watercolor painting. No experience necessary. Open to students at least 15 years old. 
ART&Wine Night!
Thursdays, September 7 & 28, October 12, November 16, 2023
BYOB. Cups provided. No experience necessary, just bring your desire to try something new! Follow along with the teacher’s instructions or do your own thing. Come with a date or a friend or solo!
Reservations required.
Must be 21 to consume alcohol.
Click to Choose Your Date and Register
Private in-person and virtual painting pARTies also available! Think about this for your office holiday gathering, your birthday, your reunion! We can customize the painting to the theme of your event.

Please text 773.636.1968 or email thepaintbrush@thepaintbrush.net to plan your private online or in-person painting event. 

Optional add-ons for At-Home ART&Wine Nights

canvas, acrylic paints, brush, mixing plate, wiping cloth: $15

canvas only: $10

tabletop easel: $5

Includes guided painting lesson on real gallery stretched canvas, use of acrylics, smocks and all supplies, and a glass of wine!

BYOB (and snacks!) optional

Great date nite, ladies’ night out, or just come solo and meet new people.  Follow the lesson or do your own thing!

Teens may attend but MUST BE 21 to consume alcohol.


The Paintbrush After Dark: Adult Open Studio Night

Featuring Pandora Psychic*

Thursday, June 13, 2019



Includes open art stations, one canvas and use of acrylic paints and smocks, cups and napkins.

BYOB and snacks


773.636.1968 or thepaintbrush@thepaintbrush.net

*10-minute reading event special: $27 (normally $55)


It’s open studio time for adults! Paint a canvas, relax with adult coloring, try your hand at origami and more. BYOB for extra fun. With Special Guest PANDORA PSYCHIC on hand for readings ($27 for 15 minutes). No rules, no instruction, just you, discovering ART your own way! $21 per person.

Scenes from our last Adult Open Studio Night:

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Scenes from ART and Wine Nights:

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ART and Wine Nights

Guided painting classes for teens and adults. No art experience necessary. (Must be 15 to participate; must be 21 to consume alcohol.)

ART and Wine Nights also available by appointment. Minimum 4 participants, maximum 20 participants.




Events fill quickly. Reserve your spot early.

More info below the fabulous photo gallery!

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“Thank you so much for organizing my event last evening.  We had a wonderful time!  [The teacher] was great,  and everyone really enjoyed it. Cheers.” – Meg (private ART and Wine birthday pARTy)

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 “This was so much fun! I have never painted before and it was a blast! I can’t wait to go back!” — Jenny, first-time painterArt and Wine nov 2015

Great for date night, birthday celebrations, girls’ night out, or come alone and meet new people.

BYOB. Cups and napkins provided. You may also bring appetizers.

$35 ticket gets you 2 hours of studio time, gallery wrapped canvas, and a fully-guided painting lesson.

Reservations required.

Schedule a 2-hour class for 4-20 people: 2 hours, $35/person.

Private pARTies available for groups of 6 or more; 2.5hours, $40/person.

Or… let us bring the pARTy to YOU!

What makes The Paintbrush a unique venue to try out BYOB ART and Wine:
1. Our location is an actual operating art studio rather than a noisy crowded venue, bar or restaurant.
2. Our classes are instructed by an art educator and artist who offers perspective on artists’ backgrounds and historical art movements during the class.
3. Although it is a guided class based on a singular painting, the emphasis is on creative expression with/through an introduction to basic techniques. Everyone’s painting should be different and uniquely theirs instead of identical to the teacher’s or to each other’s.
4. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill paint-by-numbers class, this is an art experience!
5. You’ll come away from this class saying, “I did this!”
This is the kind of class that you’ll want to come back and do again. Every painting has a different focus.
“I liked how the instructor encouraged everyone at the beginning of the class to use their own colors and to not be afraid of making mistakes. Awesome class!” -Stephanie Sullivan
“I came with a group of my friends not knowing what to expect. I’m so proud of my painting! I went out and bought a set of paints!” – -Jennifer Coolidge 
“Very laid back and unlike the other classes I’ve taken with my wife, I learned a little bit of Art History. I really enjoyed it, there’s no pressure to be perfect.” -Mateus Unger