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I am married with one child. I have been a resident of New Berlin for 8 years. I enjoy the New Berlin community and I am proud to be a part of it. I love arts and crafts, painting, beading, coupon clipping, cooking and writing.

Uptown Art Uncorked

Have you ever wanted to paint a beautiful picture, but do not have a creative bone in your body? Or have you been blessed with the “crafty” gene and are looking for something new and exciting? Whether you are a veteran painter or have never even attempted a paint-by-numbers kit, I have just the place for you–Uptown Art Uncorked!

Located in Sussex, WI, Uptown Art Uncorked combines a painting class with cocktails in a studio setting. Who would have ever thought? Uptown offers a wide range of paintings for kids, adults, couples or families! They have a complete calendar online that you can choose from ahead of time. Daytime, evening and weekend classes are available.

After you sign up it’s simple. Just check in, grab a blank canvas, apron, paint and pick your seat.  (It is common to see large groups of people at Uptown, so it is possible to sit with your friends if you let them know ahead of time.) You will feel like an artist before you even begin. Once you are situated, the instructor shares a few pointers/tips. Before you know it, you are painting!

The owner, Laura McCarthy, and her instructors are extremely knowledgeable, patient and most of all, fun! They are on-site to guide you step-by-step to complete your masterpiece. I have been there with friends, as well as my son. I have attended about 12-15 classes so far, and I can attest that the folks at Uptown will not let you leave the studio with less than a fantastic painting.  

In addition to a relaxed, cheerful atmosphere, Uptown frequently offers coupon deals as well as Facebook contests. It is so easy to enter. I can also attest to this: After a class, I submitted my painting on Facebook and won! The prize was a month–yep a month! – of free classes.

So if you are feeling artistic or just want to try something new, give Uptown Art a try! You will be pleased with your experience, as well as your painting!

Check out their website:

And check out a few pictures that I painted at Uptown. You can do it, too!

Here are a few upcoming paintings Uptown has to offer. (*All pictures copyright Uptown Art.)

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