by Leah Dwyer
Paint ‘N Mocktailz took place on April 9 on the Great Lawn. The event was hosted by Jone’t Wright (@iam.nve on Instagram).
The event provided paintbrushes, easels, canvas, paint and drinks. Wright is a painting instructor in Harlem and a Purchase alum. She describes her art as abstract and alien-esc and that her art has no boundaries.
Wright brought one of her art pieces to teach to the class. Attendees had the option to follow along or paint on their own. If they were following the art, they were also encouraged to put their own spin on the original art.
Finley is an art major but not a painter. He said he kind of knows some stuff but wanted to come to the event to have some fun.
Petersen said that the original painting reminded them of a makeup look they had already done. They wanted to try something new and fish-like, using the Shape of Water as inspiration.
Padgett said she just wanted to make it as crazy as she possibly could.
Cunningham said she liked the original art. She wanted to try it with her own twist and see where she could go with it.
Qian wanted more alien, creepy vibes for her painting. She thought the eye on the chest was cool, and just went crazy.
Ta is a painting major. He decided to go in his own direction and thought it would be fun to just come and paint.
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