Our paint and wine nights are suitable as a group activity with friends, or as a solo adventure to meet new people and socialise in an international environment. Classes are run by renowned artist, Jean Dahrieh (you can check out his work on the website!) who expertly guides you from start to finish, providing as much or as little direction as you require!
The concept is simple:
In 2 and a half hours, with a lot of laughs and a glass or two of wine thrown in, you won’t just leave with a big smile on your face, but also a professional standard painting that is good enough to hang on your wall, or even offer as a gift to a loved one!
So, what are you waiting for? Just take a look through our upcoming classes, click on the date you want and book your place to be a part of the Art&Wine happy family. It’s as simple as that! We look forward to welcoming you there.
Jean Dahrieh, founder of Art&Wine,
is a painter and sculptor whose works grace homes and public venues across the globe. Growing up in his native Lebanon, he discovered that he wanted to be an artist at an early age. His source of inspiration – Leonardo –
but not the Leonardo you might expect!
“I was eleven years old and had just watched the film, Titanic. One of my favourite scenes was when Jack, Leonardo Di Caprio’s character, sketched Rose in the film. I was amazed by the way in which he could use art to reflect the beauty and essence of her character.”
Jean the Artist
A chance meeting would enable Jean to pursue his dream of turning his passion into a way of life. After seeing Jean’s art, a singer asked him to paint in a live performance alongside him on the stage. It was a make or break moment, that gave Jean’s work a platform to be seen by thousands of people. Thanks to that performance, he was soon being invited to exhibit his work in many venues, as well as appearing in live TV painting performances and being commissioned to paint portraits of well-known figures and celebrities.
While he was at university, Jean’s father decided to encourage his son’s talent, and sent him for classes with a local painter, Pierre Chedid. Jean became so absorbed in learning as much as he could about painting that he would often spend whole days and nights at the studio, observing and eventually helping as he gained more experience. He then moved onto another studio, where the teacher invited him to help with painting walls in churches, villas and castles, providing yet more opportunity to study techniques and gain experience. As he learnt more and more, his own paintings became increasingly sophisticated in style and technique, and he began to gain local recognition as an artist.