February 07, 2011 | Tips from Us >
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Checked out this great place in Yaletown last week called Raw Canvas. It is a funky space (brick walls, big wooden beams, long share tables, well-stocked bar) where you can have some tapas (cheese and meats), a drink (great wine selection) and then..the main event....you take your glass of wine to the other end of the room where there are 20 or 30 easels set up and smock-cloaked 'artists' creating magic on canvas. You choose/buy the size of canvas that suits your idea/budget and they set you up with an array of paints, brushes and other tips and techniques and you go for it. Great atmosphere as people check out each other's creations. We were really impressed with not only our piece, but with all the works of art heading home with their owners. It was fun for two, but would be great as a group outing. I kept thinking that it would be a great memory for anyone visiting Vancouver...maybe they could paint one of their favourite Vancouver landmarks, like we did.