Awaken your senses and find that creative spirit. How about making your own souvenir to capture your memories during your vacation in Myrtle Beach. As a guest at the Compass Cove Resort, you have miles of white sandy beaches, top amenities including fast water slides, oceanfront pools and great dining options. Stay connected to the memories you have made by creating your own piece of art to bring back home with you.
A/R Workshop — At this “boutique DIY workshop” in Carolina Forest, guests can make their own home furnishings and decor with guidance and instruction from the pros. Inspired to take its teaching sessions to a more hands-on level after its online tutorials became wildly popular, Anders Ruff guides guests through the process of making their own custom wood signs, wood pallet signs, canvas pillows, lazy Susans, centerpiece boxes and more. Even better, guests can book group sessions to create their works in a party atmosphere, complete with music, wine and beer, friendly conversation, and even dancing if the mood strikes. Check out http://www.arworkshop.com/myrtlebeach for more information and a calendar of upcoming sessions and projects.
Wine & Design — At this studio with locations in Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach, artists lead two-hour painting classes that allow guests to create their own works of art — all while sipping on a (BYOB) glass of wine and sharing conversation with friends new and old. Wine & Design supplies everything you need to create your masterpiece, including the paints, the brushes and the canvas, so all you have to do is sign up, show up, sip up and paint! The sessions are great for groups (think bachelorette parties, birthday parties, girls’ nights out and the like), and the studio even has a dedicated space for children’s parties (sans the wine, of course). For more information, visit http://www.wineanddesign.com/locations/northmyrtle or www.wineanddesign.com/locations/myrtle_beach.
Happy Hour Paint & Wood Studio — This independently owned 38th Avenue North studio in Myrtle Beach offers paint and sip classes led by a veteran art teacher with a master’s degree. The focus is on fun, so guests of any skill level can bring their own beverage of choice and enjoy a good time while they create works of art on canvas, custom wooden signs, wooden decor projects and more. Developed over 20 years of teaching art, the studio’s step-by-step instructional process helps patrons create their very own masterpieces, and the laid-back atmosphere makes for great social gatherings and team-building sessions. Visit http://www.happyhourpaint.com to see the projects on tap and book your session.
Rebecca Zdybel Art Classes — In addition to creating her own adventurous mixed-media, watercolor, acrylic and abstract artworks, as well as leading Eat Paint Cook Tours to cultural hot spots around the globe, award-winning professional artist Rebecca Zdybel directs weekly art classes in her Myrtle Beach studio. The classes, generally focused on watercolor but also venturing into mixed media, allow attendees of all experience levels to get personalized, fun instruction and inspiration from the artist herself. For more information, visit http://www.artmyrtlebeach.com .
Conway Glass — This full-service glass company in Conway offers professionally guided classes throughout the year — glass-blowing classes are held October through April, while stained-glass workshops are offered June through August. Among the colorful glass artworks attendees can make in the 15-minute to 3.5-hour sessions are ornaments, vases, bowls and paperweights, to name a few. To try your hand at something new, check out the list of instructional offerings at http://www.conwayglass.com
At Compass Cove Resort, our prime Myrtle Beach location, is sure to inspire your inner artist. Book your next Grand Strand getaway with us today — and while you’re here, follow your muse to some of these area businesses. You’ll be able to commemorate your vacation with a DIY artistic masterpiece that you can take home and enjoy for years to come.