5. Take an art class

I had every intention of signing up for a 4- or 8-week art class at Indianapolis Art Center, but when a friend found a Groupon for a 2-hour painting session, I jumped right on it. (Hey, I’m trying to stick to a budget here too!)
I met 4 friends for dinner at Soho Cafe and Gallery, which was attached to the art studio (super convenient!). After dinner, we walked over to the painting side and met our artist.
I was expecting a Wine and Canvas type of class – one where everyone paints the same thing and the instructor walks you through it step-by-step. This was not the case. We leafed through a few folders until we found the image we wanted to paint. Here’s the one I chose:

Once we found one we liked, we got to work. The artist, Elizabeth, was there to answer our questions, but we were essentially on our own. Of course, this terrified me at first. I’m not an artist! And I especially don’t know how to paint! But we got to drink while we painted, so obviously that helped.
It was a great night catching up with friends, laughing, and painting. And who knows? Maybe I am an artist after all!

…or not.