Atlanta Art Classes, BYOB Painting, Gallery & Art School… All in R. Gregory Christie's Decatur, Georgia Children's Bookstore.

Cheaper than a Movie Date (and more original too)

By on Jan 31, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments



“I don’t know, what do you want to do?” you ask. “I don’t know…See a movie? Everything’s so predictable and expensive,” your partner responds, “Why pay so much and not even be able to talk?”

It’s date night, and the stakes are high. You need something entertaining, cost-conscious and Instagram-worthy, but you and your partner are fresh out of ideas. Luckily for you, GAS-ART Gifts has the perfect solution (and it’s much cheaper than catching a matinee Rom-Com and sharing a tub of popcorn and M&Ms). Choose a unique, wallet-friendly date night this weekend – our BYOB painting sessions!

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The $15 price includes an intimate setting, an art lesson from Caldecott Honoree R. Gregory Christie, and artwork you painted side-by-side with your date.

Our BYOB painting sessions are every weekend at two different time slots, which gives you flexibility to pick which time is more convenient for you both. Come to a 4-6 PM session and grab dinner afterwards, or meet here for a 7-9PM session for a beverage and good conversation.


Find out what makes our sessions special below!


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Our cozy atmosphere and welcoming environment allows you the chance to enjoy your own company and meet new people from the community. Give yourself a break from the hustle and bustle of the work week and come express yourself in our studio.

People praise our class setting because it allows for personal help. An average party hosts no more than 20 students. This allows Mr. Christie to help anyone with specific painting tips and techniques. It’s a chance to have fun and learn at the same time.

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Make a piece of artwork you’re proud to take home, or even give as a gift. We pride ourselves in helping you create your own personal masterpiece, complete with his or her own flair and style. We have a handful of upscale options to choose from, and we focus on quality and the learning experience more than perfection.

Mr. Christie says, “Usually people are surprised to see you start with a white canvas. They say ‘Oh, you aren’t going to sketch it…we aren’t going to trace it?’ You really surprise yourself at the end because you walk away with something substantial that looks great.”

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Mr. Christie has been described as patient, attentive, and friendly. Unlike many other BYOB painting classes, our class gives everyone the chance to learn from an expert with over 20 years of expertise in art and illustration.

An award-winning children’s book illustrator, Mr. Christie has experience teaching all ages and experience levels. He was recently named a 2017 Caldecott Honor Award recipient in Illustration for the book Freedom in Congo Square.

Students can expect to learn about brush strokes and other painting fundamentals. Mr. Christie is happy to share his knowledge!


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Reserve A Spot!

BYOB painting sessions are our most popular service at the shop right now. Take advantage of the lowest price for this service in the area while it still lasts! Join us for a night of hospitality and creativity at our store, every Friday and Saturday from 4-6 or 7-9 pm.

Here’s a tip from one satisfied customer, Brenda T. “Bring some extra cash. You are going to want to purchase some of the books and art he has and get it signed. Trust me! :)”



If you still need more reasons to spend your next date night here, take a peek at our rave reviews on Groupon!

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