A Hen’s Night at Cork and Chroma

What little I’ve seen of hen’s parties hasn’t been pretty. Whether I have a stick up my bum or am simply too old for my age, pink tutus, sequin sashes, tacky plastic crowns, penis straws, drunken shenanigans, gyrating male flesh and embarrassing games are just not my idea of a good time, especially if photos make their way onto the everlasting abyss of the Internet.

But with that said, I wasn’t the least bit hesitant to attend good friend A’s hen’s party. Tacky has never been her style and she had organised an evening painting (and drinking for those who were able) at the Cork and Chroma in South Brisbane.

A Hen's Night at Cork and Chroma

In case you were wondering, the Cork and Chroma painting class was not a nude study. The raunchiest it got was when participants lick the rim of their wine glass to catch the last drops of their vino.

A Hen's Night at Cork and Chroma

A Hen's Night at Cork and Chroma

On this particular night, the subject was Moonlight Blossoms, but it changes from session to session. Paints to recreate the original were laid out first, but there really wasn’t a limit to what participants could do. The demonstrator dominates the platform to walk everyone step-by-step, offering ideas and suggestions between stages on how to make the paintings unique.

A Hen's Night at Cork and Chroma

My custom Lego Xena wine glass charm

A Hen's Night at Cork and Chroma

Standard issue tools of the trade

I haven’t picked up a paintbrush in decades and it felt strangely satisfying to complete the painting.

A Hen's Night at Cork and Chroma

The selection of paints for the evening’s class

A Hen's Night at Cork and Chroma

Step 1: Paint the background and the moon

A Hen's Night at Cork and Chroma

Step 2: Paint the tree’s silhouette

A Hen's Night at Cork and Chroma

Step 3: Add contrast shading to the tree

A Hen's Night at Cork and Chroma

Step 4: Paint in the foliage or flowers

A Hen's Night at Cork and Chroma

Step 5: I added some contrast for the flowers

A Hen's Night at Cork and Chroma

Step 6: Sign your master piece!

A Hen's Night at Cork and Chroma

It turned out to be such a fun night and everyone got to bring something home at the end as a memento of the occassion. The SO insisted we hang it up in the home, so it now hangs on the wall along one of our narrow corridors. Now I’m wondering whether to join another Cork and Chroma painting class just for fun in the future.

Have you been to a non-stripper hen’s party that was fun?