Fun Crafty Mom Outings

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Whether you want to paint on wood, canvas or pottery, having a crafty night out with the gals is a must before the stress of the holidays gets to you!

Moms, you need a night out, too. A good laugh and a few memory making things along the way couldn’t hurt either. That’s what makes places like these so great. You can bring as little or as many friends as you’d like and let your creative side out for the night. Here’s what’s going on in your neck of the woods.

Painting on Canvas

Wine & Design
101 Holiday Court, Franklin
615-224-8082
Bring your gal pals and a bottle of wine to one of their two-hour classes to create your own masterpiece. Every night, a local artist guides each student with stroke-by-stroke instructions. There’s a new location coming to Nolensville soon, too!

Painting with a Twist
2615 Medical Center Pkwy., Ste. 430, Murfreesboro
615-617-5596
4009 Charlotte Ave., Nashville
615-647-8478
206 Indian Lake Blvd., #9, Hendersonville
615-431-9963
There’s a Franklin location opening soon, too! Bring your own bottle of wine and get ready to follow along with this step-by-step instructor led class to create a masterpiece of your own to take home. Sign up for a class or book a private party.

Faithful Strokes
122 N. Spring St., Murfreesboro
615-573-6793
An instructor will guide you step by step from a blank “canvas” (or piece of wood!) to your finished masterpiece. We supply all the materials and inspiration.

Paint + Canvas
6913 Lenox Village Drive, Nashville
615-499-0543
Bring your own snacks and bottle of wine or beer and sign up for an open class where you pick what you want to paint! You can also book a private event.

Sips & Strokes
1220 Gallatin Ave., Nashville
905 Gleaves St., Nashville
256-338-6333
Hop online and take a look at their calendar. You can sign up for a class and take your favorite gal pal! Bring your favorite beverage and paint along with one of the instructors as they guide you step by step from blank canvas to finished masterpiece.

Pottery Painting

Brushfire Pottery Studio
4004 Hillsboro Pike, Ste. 150, Nashville
615-385-5334
Bring all the food and drink you want to this studio where you can pick the pottery piece you want to pain, paint it, drink up, chat, have fun and return days later to pick up your piece. Walk-ins are welcome, but they request groups of five or more reserve a spot.

Fired Up!
1233 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet
615-773-4445
Bring your own wine or favorite beverage to this painting session and create your own work of art with your friends. Just pick out the pottery piece you want to paint and have at it.

Third Coast Clay
230 Franklin Road, Franklin
615-599-2200
Choose your piece of pottery when booking. They’re open daily for walk-in options, too. But, book a private party with your friends a make a night of it! You can bring whatever food and drinks you like, including adult beverages!

The Pottery Place
The Avenue
2615 Medical Center Pkwy., Ste. 470, Murfreesboro
615-893-5556
North Murfreesboro
149 Wendelwood Drive, Murfreesboro
615-848-1900
Pick your plain pottery piece to paint. Come in any day or book a private party! You can bring in any food and beverages (including adult beverages) at any time! It doen’t have to be for a party, but you have to bring your own cork screw and cups. They also have glass fusing, ceramic fusing and mosaics.

Working with Wood

Craft Love
107 Confederate Drive, Ste. 1, Franklin
615-447-8510
5104 Centennial Blvd., Nashville (opening Nov. 18!)
615-447-8480
This paint and sip spot gets power tools in your hands, too! Sign up for an instructor-led class in one of the DIY Workshops to create wood signs and home décor pieces. You can also have a private party, too. Don’t forget to bring your snacks and drinks!

Board & Brush
337 Cleveland St., Nashville
615-369-6601
1500 Medical Center Pkwy., Ste. 1E, Murfreesboro
615-266-0477
Build on-trend, farmhouse-classic, inspirational pieces of décor. Each hands-on wood sign workshop teaches you the techniques needed to create a custom piece that looks professionally made. While workshops are primarily wood, they also offer glass, chalkboard, canvas pillows, slate and terra cotta pots. Book a class or have a private party there.

Kiera Ashford is associate editor of Nashville Parent and mother of three.

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