April 11, 2014

Birthday Celebration Day 5: Vino Van Gogh Giveaway

Stock photo by Praveen (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en). Photo has been edited.

Stock photo by Praveen (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en). Photo has been edited.


I don’t have the booming social where a girls night out needs to be more than just drinks. I’ll take anything if it means I don’t have to say “potty” in a conversation.

But, it is fun to be out with friends doing something in addition to having a drink. Being creative while drinking, for instance.

Painting and drinking, specifically.

I don't always paint while holding my wine glass, but when I do, I'm sure to slosh my wine on my apron.

I don’t always paint while holding my wine glass, but when I do, I’m sure to slosh my wine on my apron.

I recently took another Vino Van Gogh class (read about the first one here). This time, it was a special night out – a birthday celebration for my sister-in-law (belated, but she doesn’t mind).

So, we sipped some, painted some, laughed a lot.

Here we are with our finished masterpieces.

Here we are with our finished masterpieces.

My first experience was similar. Vino Van Gogh classes are held at different locations around Omaha – from bars to restaurants to retail locations like the one we were at recently, Vine + Branch. The location is different each time but I’m learning that the atmosphere is similar: Relaxed, supportive and festive. Two different teachers, two different styles, but both were encouraging with a side of sass. You aren’t going to learn a lot of technique just enough to help you paint something like this.

So if you’re looking for more instructional painting classes, perhaps look for a different sort of school.

It’s mostly women in the class, though my first class had a few couples on dates.  Drinks and food are additional costs – you’re not required to drink (it just helps). I found a glass of wine loosened painting inhibitions – we started out worrying about every brush stroke, but about 20 minutes into it, woowee, who cares, let’s add a little more color here and a little swoosh there.

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Vino Van Gogh Collage

Do you have a need to tap into your inner-artist? Does the sound of painting with a glass of wine within reach sound just about right? Do you have three friends who need a night out? Or maybe you have a special someone who’d join you on two dates to two different classes?

Lucky you, then. I’m giving away FOUR (4) passes to any Vino Van Gogh class in Omaha on any day you choose (assuming it’s not already a full class). The passes are codes you’ll use when registering for the class(es) of your choosing.

It’s easy to enter. You can get extra entries if you follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, plus you can tweet about this giveaway daily for an extra entry each day! Must be 21 or older to enter.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. on April 27. A random winner will be selected by Rafflecopter, and I will contact that winner via email with details on registering for the class(es) he or she wants to attend. Total value of the tickets is $152.

Vino Van Gogh provided complimentary classes to me in exchange for my honest reviews. All opinions expressed are my own.

I want to thank the sponsors who are making Oh My! Omaha’s birthday celebration so awesome, especially Vino Van Gogh for providing the four free class registrations for today’s giveaway! Other great sponsors are Omaha Symphony, The Rose, Omaha Performing Arts, Omaha Children’s Museum, the Strategic Air & Space Museum, and Bluebarn Theatre.


Check out the other giveaways:

Win 4 tickets to see National Geographic Live’s Exploring the Red Planet – ends April 18

Win two tickets to see Omaha Symphony’s “Singin’ in the Rain” + a $25 gift card to Upstream Brewery – ends April 20

Win 4 tickets The Rose’s “Ramona Quimby” – ends April 20

Win 4 tickets to “Spank! Harder The Musical” – ends April 27

Win a family pass to the Omaha Children’s Museum – ends May 4 

Win 2 passes to the Strategic Air & Space Museum – ends May 4

Win 2 tickets to Bluebarn Theatre’s “33 Variations” – ends May 4 



  1. It’s been too long ago to even remember!

  2. Last girls night out was a few months ago. NEED another one!

  3. Girls nights out are few and far between. When we are able to get together we have a blast! I’ve been wanting to try one of these painting classes, this would be so much fun for me and my girlfriends! Also congratulations on the one year anniversary! I just found the blog…and glad I did. So much great stuff on here, nice work!

  4. This would be fun for my Daughter & I. Plus she would get a night out away from the kids! Lol

  5. My last girl’s night was last night with Hannah and Joanna at the cooking class in Midtown. I love excuses to get together and have fun. I’ve always loved painting.

  6. My last girls’ night out was last night, but I am SO ready for another one! 🙂

  7. Jordan Williams says

    My last girls night out was a couple of weeks ago when I could get a break from studying!

  8. haha I don’t even remember

  9. Too long…have a 8 month baby girl

  10. Been too long, can’t remember (but that’s nothing new)

  11. I have a 4 month old and the only time I am away from her is when I am at work. This would be a great excuse for a much needed night out with my husband 🙂

  12. My last girls night was last year. We had drinks and watched miss universe. It was so much fun. Hoping for more girls night. This was the same question lol same answer 🙂 Thanks for this giveaway.

  13. If I count Bloggy Boot Camp, last weekend! Most of my GNO are related to blogging! I think the last one with my non-blogger friends was probably Vino Van Gogh! Love it!

  14. Happy Birthday! This looks great, I’d love to try it sometime:)

  15. In October. It’s been that long.

  16. This would be sooo fun!

  17. Hmm its been a while, maybe 6 months ago? Its been hard to get the college friends back together when we live in both Omaha and Lincoln!

  18. I recently had a girls night out with my 3 year old – does that count :)?

  19. I have always quietly pined away for one of these drinking/painting events! This would be a blast! Also, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  20. Just a couple weeks ago, but before that I can’t even remember.

  21. Sounds like a fun night out

  22. Jill Neeley says

    A few weeks since the last fish fry.

  23. With 4 small kids at home I’ve forgotten what girls night is…

  24. It’s been a really long time. Years and years since I’ve had a girls night!

  25. I did this in February with my Mom at the Corky Canvas. I would LOVE another night of painting!

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