Paint Nite is a national franchise where people gather and "Drink Creatively." Basically, they drink, or eat, and paint along with the instructor. I lead these classes a few days every week, and it's a great way to socialize, meet new people, and of course, do some art. There are no expectations in these classes. We have a lot of fun, and in a little less than two hours, create a wonderful display or gift for a friend.
Painting outdoors is my absolute favorite thing to do. This was at Hilton Head in South Carolina last weekend. I had the opportunity to get out on the beach shortly after a job interview and get some painting done.