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Painting Trees – The Basics

Posted by on Aug 24, 2017 in Blog, Tutorial |

Lead artist Rebekah guides you through the basics of how to paint trees using acrylics in this quick tutorial.

Top 10 Paintings for 2016

Posted by on Dec 20, 2016 in Blog, Featured |

2016 turned out to be an amazing year as you’ll see based on our Top 10 Paintings.

In spite of a very contentious (and prolonged!) election season, Uncorked Canvas fans voted for their favorite paintings by signing-up for events!

In the gallery view below, we present the top 10 paintings in reverse order of popularity. Starting with number 10, and finishing with the painting event achieving the most sign-ups.

Presenting our Top 10 Paintings of 2016:

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Be sure to add your vote for 2017 by registering for one of our events in Seattle or Tacoma.



How to Shop for Great Wine on a Budget

Posted by on May 11, 2016 in Blog |

How to Shop for Great Wine on a Budget

Cheap wine doesn't have to mean bad wine.


Think you can’t find any good wines on the cheap? Think again!

Don’t always expect good, drinkable wines to be pricey. Here’s some ideas that will remove the barriers to getting your bottle of joy.

Large wine selection at Grocery Outlet

Most Grocery Outlet stores have a good selection of very inexpensive wines.

One of my secret pleasures is finding a cheap bottle of wine – less than $8 – that turns out to really tickle the taste buds. A good place to start is with the heavy discounters like Grocery Outlet or ALDI. They can pack quite a punch when it comes to selection – and sometimes carry a rare gem. During one of Grocery Outlet’s annual wine blowouts, I picked up two cases of Gnarly Head Chardonnay for under $5 a bottle!

If you are a total novice to wines in general, don’t be afraid to start off buying a wide selection of inexpensive varieties, popping a few corks, and simply getting to know some of their personalities. Dry, sweet, syrupy, light, tart? There are all different kinds of flavors… and some which may surprise you, especially considering the price tag!

But what if you don’t like them?

That’s okay too.

One of the good things about buying on-the-cheap is that if it’s dreck, dump it! No big loss, and you’ll have a general idea of what to avoid next time. Just can’t stand the idea of waste? Put the cork back in the bottle, pop it in the fridge, and use it to sauté your next entrée. There are several recipes online that can be an excellent use of an otherwise unpalatable wine.

Those Box Wines

Big House Red - Box Wine

Put the glass under the spout, turn the little knob, DONE!

Don’t sneer! Gone are the days of turned-up noses over boxed wine. In fact, the packaging style continues to become more mainstream, as vintners realize that the economical packaging and convenience allow them to sell their wares for substantially less.

Did I mention convenience? I have a carton of Big House Red I’ve been sipping on for the last couple of weeks.

“Wait…what? Two weeks?!” you exclaim, knowing, of course, that normally when you pop the cork (or twist the cap), a countdown begins – that you only have a few days before the flavor goes bad unless you refrigerate the bottle.

“Yep!” I reassure you. Your knowledgeable fears may be laid to rest; they’re not a worry with box wines. Packed in a sterile foil pouch, the wine stays good because it never comes into contact with oxygen. Another plus: they fit three bottles worth of wine in one box! It’s just more burgundy for your buck. (Or more wasted for your wallet, if you must.)

Wine Online

Winefolly has a good summary of online purchasing sites, but the drawback to most is that the cost of shipping usually offsets any savings you might have made through purchasing online – with the notable exception of Total Wine.

Order online, pick up locally, and save a bunch! They have an enormous selection of lower-cost wines, as well as hosting frequent wine tastings, and have a very helpful and knowledgeable staff who are all ready to guide you to your favorite varieties. Be sure to check out Total Wine’s Guide to Wine if you want to be overwhelmed!

Good Taste Is All in Your Mouth

Inexpensive Wine Selection

Today’s selection. Average price: $6.50 each!

How can you tell if a wine is good? That’s easy! Do you like it? Do you want to drink it again? Share it with someone special? Maybe buy a few bottles to stash in the pantry?

Yep! That’s a good wine. What a sommelier you’re becoming! I’m so proud of you.

Oh, and that budget? As you explore, expand, and embrace new and delicious wines, the prices you are willing to pay will creep up too. That’s also okay. Save up for those special purchases! Here at Uncorked Canvas®, we are all about the experience.

Confirmation of Registration Message

Posted by on Jan 1, 2016 in Blog, Uncategorized |

Find below a copy of the confirmation of registration e-mail you would receive once you’ve completed the initial registration page for any of our events. If you did not receive it, you might check your spam folder, or contact with any questions. 


Thank you [fname] [lname] for registering for [event].

If you have not done so already, please submit your payment in the amount of [cost]. Without payment, your registration is not complete and your seat is not reserved. Complete payment promptly to guarantee your seats are not filled.

Event Details:

This event starts at [start_time] on [start_date] and runs until [end_time] on [end_date]. For Tacoma events, if the building is locked, the entry code is: _____


Phone: [venue_phone]

Google Map: [google_map_link]

NOTE: All events are subject to a minimum number of registrants. If that number is not reached, the event may be cancelled. The notice of cancellation will be sent 24 hours in advance via email.

Alcoholic Beverages:

There are limitations imposed on us by the State of Washington that restrict how we, as an Art Gallery, may serve alcoholic beverages at public events. For more information, see RCW 66.12.240. We are not a bar, which allows all ages to attend our events. There are a ton of fantastic restaurants within 1 mile of our studio! You can also bring food to any event. Here are just some of the restaurants nearby: Yelp (and some deliver!)

If you arrive to any of our events obviously intoxicated or otherwise disruptive, you will be ask to leave immediately.

Respecting Other Attendees:

We ask that you respect the other guests and our instructors by arriving on time and ready to pay attention to instruction. The doors open 30 minutes before the event, and are locked 20 minutes after the event-time. The event will be fun and relaxed, but please be mindful of the others in attendance.  If you arrive late, important instruction will be missed; plan ahead!


Cancellations are required 24-hours in advance of the event in order to receive a credit for a future event (call/e-mail in the case of an emergency). Your tickets can only be rescheduled once, and will expire 3 months from the date of the cancellation. No-shows forfeit their tickets. Late arrivals who are not able to participate forfeit their tickets. Events are not cancelled due to weather unless main streets are closed. You can expect a call near the event time with information concerning Mother Nature.

Our Appreciation!

We hope that you will find this event enjoyable. Should you have any questions, please Contact Us!. And if you have not already – please subscribe to our newsletter for event updates and specials: Newsletter Registration

Click here to review your payment information [payment_url]. [edit_attendee_link]

Thank You!

The Uncorked Canvas Team

Terrific Review of Uncorked Canvas

Posted by on Mar 29, 2013 in Blog |

Uncorked Canvas has been reviewed  unexpectedly by a blog site from Germany! Susanne Bacon did a great job writing, and we really enjoyed making a new friend.