Hues 'n' Booze

Michael Howell and others work on the details of a koi at the Hues ‘n’ Booze one-year anniversary painting party.

I don't know if you guys have noticed, but making stuff while sipping drinks has become a thing. 

These classes seem to be everywhere, and with temperatures well into the 90s, we're not exactly complaining. 

AC + a few drinks + a chance to get crafty? We're in. 

Here are 15 places where you can drink stuff and make stuff. 

Green Things

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Green Things tries to host classes that teach people to enjoy gardening. 

The local nursery, 3384 E. River Road, has tapped into a movement with its regular Succulent Bowls and Mimosas event. You pay just for the cost of supplies (pots start at $5 and succulents start at $2.99). The next mimosa morning is Saturday, June 23. 

Creative Tribe

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The main space for workshops in Creative Tribe's new home downtown. 

This studio downtown, 236 S. Scott Ave., specializes in community-building experiences for women. On June 8, they'll be hosting a BYOB make-and-sip evening with tie-dye for $5. This is a good place to watch for crafty alternatives to paint parties. 

Tucson Clay Co-Op

Create with clay and enjoy wine and chips and salsa at a Saturday night pottery party for $20 (you need four people for a party). The studio, 3326 N. Dodge Blvd., will fire your creations for $5. Visit tucsonclayco-op.com/saturday-night-clay for more information. 

Mabel's on 4th

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Courtesy of Nicole Carrillo

The cute kitchen shop on Fourth Avenue, 419 N. Fourth Ave., is hosting a mobile-making workshop on Saturday, June 16. The workshop costs $40 and includes vintage kitchen gadgets and hardware. Mabel's will hold these throughout the summer on the third Saturday of the month. Also, BYOB. More info here

Creative Juice

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James Palacios concentrates on his date-night painting of a saguaro cactus. He and his wife, Paula, had never painted before, but figured they could save some money creating their own cactus imagery.

There are paint-and-sip parties galore at this east-side studio, 6530 E. Tanque Verde Road. They provide the drinks and the expertise. You just show up. Class prices vary depending on what you're doing. More information at creativejuiceartbar.com

Color Me Mine

Even Color Me Mine, 5870 E. Broadway, is getting in on the action with a Potty Mouth Pottery class on Friday, June 22. The class is $10 and includes the pottery you'll paint. This is a BYOB experience. For more information, visit tucson.colormemine.com

Lucky Cat Social Art

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Painters unleash their creativity at Lucky Cat Social Art. 

The physical studio for this paint-and-sip spot in Oro Valley is closing at the end of the month, but you can still book in-home parties. While it was open, the studio offered a lot of movie-themed and trivia paint nights. Visit luckycatsocialart.com for more information. 

Brush and Bottle

This is another place, 1785 E. Prince Road, that specializes in BYOB paint nights, which means there are tons of designs you can select to express your inner artiste. A two-hour class costs $35. Visit brushnbottle.com for more information. 

Hues 'n' Booze

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Party-goers cover their canvas with background color at the Hues ‘n’ Booze one-year anniversary painting party at Café a la C’Art.

This is the version of the paint party that comes to you. That means you get to pick the painting and the venue. It's about $30 to $35 per person and BYOB. For more information, visit huesnbooze.com

Plant Nite Tucson

The local version of a national trend organizes classes to make succulent bowls, terrariums and other plant projects at venues around Tucson. (There's also a 'Paint Nite' version of this.) For example: This dinosaur-inspired event at Even Stevens Sandwiches, 178 E. Broadway, on Tuesday June 26. The dinos called to us, but there are way more classes before that, so see the complete list here

Sew Hip

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Just ONE of the amazing shelves stuffed with beautiful fabrics. 😍

You can organize your own party at this super cute sewing boutique. Instead of painting, make something with needle and thread. 

To schedule a party, visit sew-hip.com

Tipsy Picassos

This paint-and-sip business offers a lot of classes that have you painting wood pallets instead of canvases. Very farmhouse chic. You can paint your pet on wood pallets on Saturday, June 2 or a boho elephant on Friday, June 15. Look for these classes in local restaurants. Visit tipsypicassos.com

Craft Revolt 

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Instructors at Craft Revolt practice dirty pour acrylic painting for an upcoming workshop.

This east-side studio, 7545 S. Houghton Road, offers classes in everything from painting to embroidery to some woodworking. Some of those classes are BYOB. There's a tropical sunset paint night Thursday, May 31. 

Arte Bella Painting

This business brings the paint party to you or a restaurant — often during happy hour. For more information, visit artebellapainting.com.