The Sip and Gogh Experience

First time to try something like this and it was really fun!
First time to try something like this and it was really fun!

Address: Matandang Balara, Quezon City, Metro Manila

Cost Per Person: P1000

Number: 961 1248

DSCF0492 DSCF0495 DSCF0496 DSCF0497 DSCF0498 DSCF0499 DSCF0501 DSCF0503 DSCF0514 DSCF0515

If you want to do something new with your loved one(s) then Sip and Gogh is the perfect place for you. I have been hearing about this since before and I always wanted to try it. Luckily, my boyfriend’s birthday was last October 17 thus I proposed the idea of celebrating his birthday there.

Here are some things you need to know:

  1. You can book and pay online
  • Their website (www.sipandgogh.com) is very useful because you may check out the schedule for the current and upcoming month. You can also enlist online in the class that you would like to attend and pay via credit card or bank deposit. It’s indeed hassle free.
  • If you do not have a credit card, you may call their number and they will tell you how to go about it.
  1. Be punctual
  • Our session was at 4:00PM and we were there 10 minutes before because we didn’t want to miss out on anything. We waited for some people to come thus we started at around 4:10 PM. If you’re coming from the south, you better leave extra early because katipunan is usually traffic.
  1. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO KNOW HOW TO PAINT!
    Unleashing our inner Van Gogh
    Unleashing our inner Van Gogh
    We painted Starry Night
    We painted Starry Night
    It was tiring because each session is 5 hours.
    It was tiring because each session is 5 hours.

    DSCF0531

    Doing the background of Starry Night
    Doing the background of Starry Night

    DSCF0526

    There was an instructor that helped us
    There was an instructor that helped us
  • An instructor will guide you throughout the session. He will teach you how to create the painting step by step. I never tried painting before because I’m not artistic at all so I was really slow. BUT! Do not be scared because their staff is very accommodating and friendly thus they will assist you individually in case you get left behind.
  1. They serve snacks and drinks
    Chose to drink tea but i barely drank. Too busy!
    Chose to drink tea but i barely drank. Too busy!

    DSCF0517

    We use two brushes for the painting!
    We use two brushes for the painting!

    Looks really little but I totally forgot about this! hahaha Didn't even get to finish it!
    Looks really little but I totally forgot about this! hahaha Didn’t even get to finish it!
  • You may choose from drinking juice, tea, or coffee. Unfortunately, they do not serve wine anymore. As for the snacks, they serve cheese, crackers, grapes, and salami. I didn’t get to finish both because I was too busy painting.

The Verdict:

My boyfriend enjoyed the activity because it was fun and unique. He never thought he would do something like this. He is actually more artistic than I am that’s why he really liked it but he got exhausted afterwards.

Personally, I liked it because it’s like a breath of fresh air. It is not something you do everyday. The activity is very inspiring especially for people who are not artistic (like me haha). I was pessimistic at first because I really suck at art. But it was really fulfilling that I was able create my own masterpiece. This would not have been possible without the friendly and accommodating staff that helped me throughout the process.

With regards to the value for money, I believe that it was worth it because I was able to learn something new within a short amount of time and bring home a painting. Although they didn’t serve wine and the snacks were not very filling, I didn’t really mind it because like I said, I concentrated too much on my painting that I forgot it existed. The ambiance for me was the best because the music was very relaxing and the studio felt so homey.

I would rate my experience a 4.5/5. I recommend this to families, couples, or barkadas who would like to try something extraordinary.

Which is nicer? HAHAHA! Leave a comment and vote for your favorite painting. HAHAHA Joke!
Which is nicer? HAHAHA! Leave a comment and vote for your favorite painting. HAHAHA Joke!

DSCF0513 DSCF0507

Advertisements

2 Comments Add yours

  1. I wanted to try this for the longest time. It is so sad that they do not serve wine anymore. And I cannot help myself, I just had to point out the Adventure Time paintings at the bottom part of the wall! They are so cute!

    Like

    1. MargaGoes says:

      Thanks for pointing that out! I just saw that now. You should really try it! It was sooooo fun! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s