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Creative Libations: Brush Bar @ 1850 Painting Workshops

By Anna Friedland —

MARIPOSA — Looking for a creative outlet with perhaps a little wine on the side? You may wish to sign up for one of the painting workshops offered this month by the Mariposa County Arts Council at 1850 Restaurant.

Choose from two Brush Bar @ 1850 events, on Thursday, Jan. 19 and Monday, Jan 23. Brush Bar is a painting workshop, with step-by-step instruction and wine. At evening’s end, participants take home a beautiful finished painting, ready to hang on the wall.

Local painter and college art instructor, Moira Donohoe, leads the workshops. This month’s painting is the Yosemite Valley Chapel in winter.

Participants are welcome to arrive at 5 p.m. for dinner and/or wine, with a reminder that dinner at the classic steakhouse with a modern twist is not included in price of a ticket. You can meet the instructor, meet other participants, and ask questions.

Instruction begins at 6 p.m.and will be held in the upstairs loft of 1850 Restaurant. If you plan on eating dinner before class, please arrive promptly at 5 p.m. as food is not allowed in the workshop space.

The cost is $40 for Mariposa County Arts Council Members and $45 for non-members. This cost includes all materials, instruction, and one full glass of house red or white wine. Participants must register at least one week in advance. Seats are limited. Participants can sign up in the Arts Council’s online shop, which can be found at: Please contact the Arts Council at (209) 966-3155 or at with any questions.

Anna Friedland is the Education and Public Programs Coordinator for MCAC

The Mariposa County Arts Council, Inc. is an incorporated not-for-profit organization, created to promote and support all forms of the cultural arts, for all ages, throughout Mariposa County and is funding in part by Mariposa County, the California Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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