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Art and Wine — A Natural Combination

P. Williams 03.11.15“Is that a Picasso?” “Do you mean the one to the left of the Van Gogh?” “Why, yes it is!” “And over there is a Matisse and a Renoir in the other room.” “I haven’t had time to hang the Monet yet”. . . . .No, you’re not in an art museum, just the home of a Paradise Valley Estates resident who attends the twice monthly “Art and Wine” classes held at the community.

At the class, instructor Bahram Khamjani selects works from a particular artist, provides a rough outline of each design on a white canvas, with a small copy of the original and a “palette” (paper plate) of appropriate colors so each student can create their own “masterpiece” for posterity. It is fascinating to see how the same outline on each canvas can look completely different once finished.

Students can choose to stay close to the artist’s interpretation or be very creative, using the original only as inspiration. There is no right or wrong involved. Even “non-artists” are surprised at what they can achieve. Mix a little paint, sip a little wine and enjoy a pleasant and creative interlude with friends!