Parents it’s time to tap into your inner child while also channelling the perks of being 18+… Grab your glass of wine, some nachos, and grab your finest art supplies, it’s time to attend a Drink and Draw Event near you in the UK.
We’ve rounded up a list of all the best Drink and Draw events in the UK from free events to bottomless brunches, paint parties and so much more.
Why do adults like Drink and Draw Events?
Another great thing about Drink and Draw Events in the UK is that there are no rules!!! You don’t have to be the next Claude Moet or Leonardo Da Vinci. Scribble with some chalk, chuck some acrylic onto your canvas, and go over it with fine liners, sharpies or graphite – that canvas is all yours.
If you want to shake up your days or nights out with your friends then this is such a great activity to take part in. You’ll be giggling, and chatting, and the time will fly by! Alcohol is always optional so if you prefer staying away from this part of the event that’s fine, most events will have soft drinks too.
These events are super fun and super casual which is great for busy parents! Parent life can be chaotic and the last thing you want to do is spend hours (which you might not have) getting all dressed up. With that being said, if you want to make an effort you can! Either way, these events have a relaxed vibe so you won’t have to feel any additional pressure.
Oh, and another thing… Most events play eclectic music! You’ll be bopping with every stroke of your paintbrush, sipping on your favourite drink and reconnecting with friends. What could be better than that?!
Find some escapism from daily life and book an event today! Unsure where to start? It’s a good job we have an extensive list of Drink and Draw Events (UK) down below…
Drink and Draw Events UK
Sip n Stroke, Birmingham & London
Listen to R&B hits while painting your masterpieces. Take part in dance-offs, and catwalks and meet many like-minded people who love music, art, and of course, having fun! You’re in good hands with your energetic hosts and each event takes place in different venues and community centres in Birmingham and London. It’s perfect for birthday parties and friend catch-ups too.
Your ticket will pay for art supplies and entertainment. Drinks are not included. You will also get an apron.
P.S. I can vouch for this event – it is amazing!
Check online for prices + the latest events as they vary!
Check online for prices + the latest events as they vary!
Drink N Draw at Ducie Warehouse, Manchester
Running every Thursday, as of March 2023, the lounge area of Ducie Warehouse opens its doors from 6pm – 9pm to welcome bored and creative folks to channel all their inner artist. You can spend your hard-earned money on delicious food and drinks while the DJ plays in the background.
You won’t get access to paints during these sessions however, there are lots and lots and lots of colourful pens and paper to get scribbling on! This is the perfect parent date night or friend catch-up idea.
Ducie St, Manchester M1 2TP
Sunday Bottomless Brunch Neon Naked Life Drawing at Trapeze, London
Yes, this one is definitely for the wilder parents who are on the hunt for a creative workshop that matches the high levels of fun! Use reactive art materials, drawing radiant, colourful life models.
Each ticket to this event is different and you can from:
- Neon Naked Class + a glass of Prosecco!
- Neon Naked Class + a Burger and Drink! Prosecco or Beer!
- Bottomless Neon Naked Brunch! Burger and bottomless Prosecco or Beer!
Trapeze Bar 89 Great Eastern Street London EC2A 3HX
Check online for the latest events!
August Drink and Draw Life Printing at The Safari Lounge, Edinburgh
At The Safari Lounge this August, guests are welcomed to a cosy setting for just over £20 each. You’ll study a life model who will change positions every five minutes. This will produce unique and unexpected results from each person participating, which can range from a bold statement to ghostly impressions…
Your ticket price pays for the art supplies which will be provided to you during the session, so all you need to do is turn up!
21 Cadzow Pl, Edinburgh EH7 5SN
30th August 2023 at 6:45pm - 9pm
£21.43 per person
Drink & Draw at The Boiler Room, Guildford
You are encouraged to bring your own art supplies but there are also art supplies available onsite. The Boiler is a great space to unwind and get creative however you wish.
If you are looking to meet fellow art lovers or make new friends then joining community activities like these is really positive. Making friends can get harder in lots of ways as an adult, so these groups are a great way to meet people.
The Boileroom, Guildford GU1 4LS
Tuesday 08 August 2023 at 19:00
Event runs monthly
Free to attend
Donations of £6 per person are encouraged.
Creative Drinks: York Creatives Monthly Social - All Welcome!
Booking is required, however, each attendee will receive a lovely yellow York Creatives badge, and 10% off drinks at Piccadilly Tap and the Bohemian Bar.
SPARK: York CIC 17-21 Piccadilly York YO1 9PB
Monthly community event
Drink and Draw at East Quay, Somerset
All materials will be provided at each session. Just remember, these are not step-by-step sessions, they are based on different art techniques and subject matter each time.
If you’ve got some
If you have an ongoing passion for art then you’ll be sharing tips and discussing your work with your fellow class-goers. This event is also free!
East Quay Watchet, Bridgwater, TA6 4AE
Fourth Tuesday of every month, 6.30-7.30 pm
Drink and Draw Craft club with Wild City Events, Portsmouth
Chose from classes like Pressed Clay Ornamentals, Beneath The Earth, Vitamin Sea, Floating Forest, Light & Dark and so much more!
All materials are included in your ticket price and you’ll get a free glass of wine!
The Eastney Tavern, 100 Cromwell Rd, Southsea, Portsmouth, Southsea PO4 9PN
Monthly, check online for session dates + subject matter
£10 per person
The Carousel, Nottingham
You must book your ticket beforehand otherwise your place isn’t guaranteed. These sessions run every fortnight.
25 Hockley, Nottingham, NG1 1FH
£3 per person
Sip and Paint Sessions at The Paint Club, Bangor
The Paint Club hold fun sessions all over the UK too, make sure to check their socials for more information.
Ambassador Hall Rear of, 236 High St, Bangor LL57 1PA
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