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Saturday, November 28, 2015

My name is Alexa Eliana. I am currently living my childhood dream as an illustrative quasi-Captain Planet by day, and a peppy Bob Ross painter by night!

My day job is serving North Carolina's recycling and waste reduction division by transforming data into illustrations, infographics and marketing materials that local governments and private clients can adapt. On the weekends, I am part of a paint and sip class team. Whenever I am not working on commissions, I enjoy staying active with Raleigh's art scene and hanging with my dog.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

"I create out of a desire to emphasize the beauty of light and color---things which are always around us, and which can be a constant source of joy if we take care to notice them."

Education: Bachelors of Science in Art Education, Kutztown University


Wednesday, November 25, 2015


With all of our class you are always welcome to bring in something to snack on while you're painting and drinking a delicious beverage from our bar! On episode 2 of Pour Yourself A Masterpiece we talk about what pairs well with our tasty Cupcake Moscato wine! The answer? Berries & cream, berries & brie cheese, other fresh cut fruit or even a raspberry tart! Whether you are a wine expert or new to the wine scene, give our Cupcake Moscato a try & be sure to pair it with some yummy berries & brie! Thanks for joining us & we look forward to Painting, Drinking & Having Fun with you soon! - Ashley Gardner

Vintage Christmas

Pinot’s Offers a Side Dish of Family Fun this Thanksgiving!

The turkey’s been gobbled, you’ve hit your saturation point with the pigskin and your family’s in town chomping at the bit to be entertained. There’s always the craziness of Black Friday and of course the movies are a popular option but how about a class at Pinot’s Palette?

Come laugh and visit with one another while you create something beautiful rather than fight crowds or sit quietly in a dark theater.  The holidays can be stress-filled so releasing your creativity in one of our classes is just what the doctor ordered. Also, we have excellent wines available for purchase so you don’t even have to think about what to bring (though you’re always welcome to BYOB). Your family members will come away with beautiful creations to add to their homes or give as gifts. With classes priced at $35 to $45 per person, spending a couple of hours creating art at Pinot’s Palette is also an affordable way to bond and celebrate this holiday season.

Friday night, November 27, join us for “Vintage Christmas,” where we’ll paint a trio of decorative trees inspired by holiday cards from the past.  Saturday afternoon, November 28, we offer “Hashtag Selfie,” a delightful way to embrace  “selfie” culture with a painted cartoon version of yourself. This class makes for a fantastic grandparent-grandchild activity and each picture will be unique.  Saturday night, November 28, we have an inspiring “Bridge at Twilight” to create.  Your result from this class could become a meaningful gift for someone you love.

Also, if you’re looking forward to holiday shopping but dreading the mall, please take advantage of our Cyber Monday deals. Right now, purchase $50 in gift cards and receive a $10 gift card for yourself!  It feels so good to give and it’s fun to receive, too.

We are thankful to spend time with you celebrating and painting and we look forward to enjoying a busy holiday season with you.  Happy Thanksgiving from Pinot’s Palette Lakewood!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015


Maybe you've been called upon to plan the Company Holiday Party.  Maybe you are looking for something different to do for a unique Team-Building event.  Maybe you want to Entertain Your Clients. No matter what the call, Pinot's Palette is THE place for you to look for the best Corporate Event that you will plan all year!

When that call comes for a night out with your work colleagues, it's all too easy to just belly up to your nearest bar.  Why not schedule a night of drinks, but with a little something...extra!  We will walk you through step-by-step how to paint a featured painting of your choice.  It will be unlike any other event you could plan!  You can still have drinks from our fully-stocked wine & beer bar to commemorate your great corporate event.  Great for client appreciation events, Holiday Parties, Team Building Events or Corporate Events, the best part of it all is you get a GREAT PAINTING that you have done yourself to take home with you or bring to the office to hang on your cubicle wall! 

Interested? Send us an email at and we will send you more information on pricing, various types of corporate paintings/events (from corporate jigsaw, to mystery paintings, to paint your boss and lots of other great ideas) once our grand opening date is set!

Corporate Team Building Events at Pinots Palette Bay Shore

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