The hugely popular Paint in the Dark workshop is making its way to Amsterdam. This fun paint-and-sip experience has already captured the artistic hearts of 8,000 attendees during its first season in Paris and continues to draw out the creative spirit of others in Singapore, Berlin, and more major cities worldwide. Drink and paint at the same time at a 1920s Art Deco building in the heart of the city, and unleash your imagination on fluorescent paint.
Kicking off its first season in Amsterdam this December, make your way to ClinkNOORD, a quirky venue offering a “dam good experience”, for a memorable activity. What’s more, ClinkNOORD boasts a central location in the vibrant Amsterdam-Noord area giving you the chance to check out some trendy eateries and galleries on the day. With only a limited number of places available for Paint in the Dark, what is your inner artist waiting for?
What is Paint in the Dark?
Paint in the Dark is an adults-only drink and paint workshop. Attendees enter into a neon-lit setting and are given the freedom to let their creativity flow in an informal way. Throw out the rule book for a while and use the classic and fluorescent paints on hand to produce your next masterpiece. Under the atmospheric UV lights, your work will glow as you enjoy some lively libations from the bar (one fluorescent gin tonic, beer, wine or soft drink is included with your ticket and more drinks will be available from the on-site bar).
Tell me more about PITD
All of the materials for this relaxing workshop are provided. While donning a ball gown is not strictly prohibited, wearing casual clothing is advised. Allow yourself to stir your originality during the 90-minute session fueled by a great playlist and atmosphere. Although a professional artist will be there to guide you if needed, Paint in the Dark encourages attendees to defy guidelines and create whatever they like. Workshops are typically scheduled on weekends (sometimes weekdays).
Who is PITD for?
Paint in the Dark is open to everyone (ages 18+), a bachelor’s degree in art is not a prerequisite. Colour your canvas with a whimsical fantasy world, capture Amsterdam’s cityscape or keep it simple with a harmonious still life. Paint in the Dark makes for the perfect after-work plan, activity with friends, or something new to do with your family. Channel your inner Pollock or van Gogh and get your creative hands dirty for a while.
Paint in the Dark Reviews
Paint in the Dark has received rave reviews from people who have experienced it across the world.
“Simple, yet super fun. Vibes settings [sic] and honestly, a great space to just relax, let go and meet new people.” – Paint in the Dark, London
“Enjoyed the 1.5 hour paint in the dark session. A fun time with friends , they don’t provide any ideas , it’s totally up to ur [sic] imagination. In all a different session for a fun time.” – Paint in the Dark, Singapore
“An incredible experience that’s well worth the money! It’s 1.5 hours of pure relaxation and a great way to think about something creative! I highly recommend it and will do it again if possible!” – Paint in the Dark, Lisbon
Tickets for Paint in the Dark cost €42 per person. Over the coming months, inspiring sessions will be taking place on select dates (see below). Book your spot at Paint in the Dark for a weekend spent differently or a weekday made more eventful.