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Painting the Columbia River Gorge at Skamania Lodgephoto

Recently, Skamania Lodge hosted an event where local meeting planners were able to come to lodge and be artists for the day.  The instructors were from Vine Gogh Artist Bar and Studio, based in Portland, Oregon.

During our outdoor paining session, Vine Gogh’s art teacher provided step by step instruction on painting the spectacular view of the Columbia River Gorge as seen from the Lodge's front lawn.  It took each of our participants approximately 2.5 hours to paint our spectacular view and each person left with their painting.

Vine Gogh is Portland’s original guided artist bar for the non-artist.  Opened in 2011 by local artists, the studio offers step-by-step painting classes on canvas.  But wait, there’s more… the painting classes are set to great music, AND they serve liquid encouragement via a variety of wines, beer, and hard cider to get you in the "creative mood".

This is a really fun activity and the great news is that you do not need to be a Michelangelo; this is art for the non-artist!  Classes are posted on their calendar and are open to the public.  Each class is approximately 2.5 hours start to finish. 

So if you find yourself in the mood for something new and different, check out Vine Gogh on their website and explore your inner artist.

And, if you are planning a meeting at Skamania Lodge, we would be happy to arrange a painting session for your group activity. 

This lodge is one of the friendliest places I know. Everyone seems to genuinely enjoy working there and doing whatever they can to assist the guests.

Jeanne, Salem Oregon

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