Searching for a fun date idea that guarantees both laughter and relaxation?  According to the Washington Post, “making art is the new mediation!”  No worries if you’re no Norman Rockwell, national wine & paint chains like Pino’s Pallet, Wine & Design and Paint Nite, are popping up all over the country but if you’re lucky enough to live in state with legalized recreational marijuana, you can also try  Puff Pass Paint!

That’s right, if you happen to live in Denver, Seattle or Portland, you can grab a brush, pull up a stool, and pass your own hash! People from all artistic levels are encouraged to try their best, have a good time, and learn something new.  A sip of beer or a puff of pot is a great way to take the edge off and get your creative on!  Founded by Heidi Keyes, a Wisconsin born landscape painter who is now proud to call Denver home, every class promises step-by-step instructions for your very own, interpretive painting.  The paintings vary in difficulty and have a variety of subjects, everything from landscapes and still life, to whatever the hell you want!  That was the approach that Denver-based comedian Josh Blue took when he and Jake Browne, the cannabis critic for The Denver Post’s The Cannabist took a man date last April to Puff Pass Paint!

Puff Pass and Paint is never about making the perfect piece of art.  It’s about being part of an atmosphere that is relaxed, comfortable, open-minded, and allowing yourself to freely create your own original masterpiece.

The average cost for adult painting courses vary by location but usually cost around $50pp and includes all painting materials and allow you to go home that night with your masterpiece!  At Puff Pass and Paint, BYO alcoholic beverages and cannabis (smoking and edibles) are allowed and encouraged (but not required)!  Just wear clothes you don’t mind getting a little paint on and come prepared to smoke, drink, paint, chat, indulge and laugh harder than you ever have before!

There’s no better recipe first date, a fun night out with friends or a man date than trying new things and laughter.  This was certainly true for Jake and Josh!

No matter where or how you choose to paint, be sure to sign up early because classes fill up.

So whether you’re an art student or haven’t held a brush since middle school, grab your boo or some friends and release your inner artist.

If no painting course exists in your location just find a photo that you like and hit the nearest craft store to see where your imagination takes you.  Paining is a great form of catharsis and so long as you remember that the activity is about fun and not perfection, a good time is guaranteed!

Article by Holly Williams

Holly Williams is a freelance writer and classic film enthusiast. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Fairfield University. She enjoys writing screenplays, hiking, cooking, acting, and listening to pop and 70’s classic rock music . New to the weed world, one of Holly’s favorite experiences was a well baked cookie that inspired many “note to self”s including this reminder: to write Sir Paul McCartney a Thank You note…she’s also a fan of those. Follow her on Twitter @HollaWilliams and keep an eye out for her sitePixie Chick Productions.