If you don't fancy holing up in your house to get your creativity on, then let us recommend you a painting cave - aka a place to create some art. We have compiled a list of places that will even provide you with the equipment, so all you need to do is turn up.
1. The Jam Jar:
This is perfect for beginners or for those who want to unwind after a long day at work. The Jam Jar is a studio that specialises in workshops and single classes. All you need to need to bring with you is the need to create. A big thing that The Jam Jar also specializes in is painting parties. Painting is one of the best things to help you unwind and destress, what better way than to do that with some of your best friends.
Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz 1, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2. Sketch Art Café:
This is a real diamond in the rough. It's a dual art studio-slash-cafe so you can enjoy some caffiene. Whilst you sip your sustenance, create a masterpiece on your very own to-go cup which they provide.
Box Park (Wasl Road), Dubai, Dubai
04 271 2650
3. We Love Art:
This place have everything you need as an aspiring artist. Paint courses of every skill level. Check. Corporate events. Check. Paint and Grape. Check. What Paint and Grape essentially is: an event that takes place every week and is open to every skill level, where attendees will revive a historical masterpiece in the art world. Meet other painters all the while sipping some grape as you go along.
Paint & Grape Nights held at:
Intercontinental, Dubai Marina
Couqley, JLT Cluster A
Grapeskin La Ville Hotel & Suites, Citywalk
4. Chill en Paint:
These new classes are about to be the hype in the painting world in Dubai. For Dhs249 you get a canvas, easel and apron, paints, paintbrushes, two glasses of grape, finger food and one-on-one tutoring from the visual artist Wilfredo Leonardo. The three-hour class ensures you will finish a masterpiece from start to finish and be able to take it home to hang on your wall at home, front and center.
The Nest, Tryp by Wyndham, Barsha Heights
(056) 757 4455
5. Drawing and painting with Fady Habib:
This is a good class to unleash your inner Picasso without the pressure. With 20 years of experience under his belt, Fady Habib teaches sketching, drawing and painting with one-on-one guidance. Choose your area of interest and Habib will help you reach your maximum potential. Habib enables you to reach potential beyond limits, all whilst having fun.
Soul Art Center, The Residences 1, Downtown Dubai, every Monday
04 447 0667