Recently, friends and I signed up for a paint night class at Muse Paintbar to paint beach wine glasses. Because I have taken several painting classes in the past, I was looking forward to painting on wine glasses.

In my first class, I painted a Boston public garden scene. For my second class, I painted Sunflower Mason jars.

Beach Wine Glasses Basics

When we first started, we were given rubbing alcohol to clean the glass. For our next step, we were each given two wine glasses. Also, various paint colors and small paper plates were placed on each table. In addition, we each received three paint brushes in different sizes.

Beach Wine Glasses

So, something about painting a beach scene in the Summer resonated with me since I recently returned from an Aruba vacation. Of course, I still had Beaches on my mind.

In the same way, we started by painting the ocean. From there, we painted the sand above the ocean and the sand on the bottom of the glass. In addition, we added various details to the glass and ended by adding starfish and dots. Because I march to the beat of my own drum and don’t follow the norm, I painted a pink sky and painted starfish on the bottom of the glass. I also added some color to break up the ocean, and sand.

Hand Painted Beach Wine Glasses

Beach Wine Glass Finished Product

When you’re finished painting your glasses, you can have them air dry. To speed up the process, I brought my glasses over to an area that had blow dryers. With that speeding things up, they dried in a few minutes. Once they were dry, I was able to wrap them in tissue paper and put in a bag.

When you’re ready to use your glasses, there are a few steps you need to follow. First, you put your wine glasses in an oven for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. After 30 minutes, you turn off the oven and let it cool. I let mine cool for several hours before removing the glasses from the oven.

Now, your glass is dishwasher ready. Although, I’m not a fan of the dishwasher, I would recommend hand washing your glass.


To summarize, I found the beach, wine glasses were not my favorite project. I thought the painting was very repetitious and I wasn’t a fan of the starfish. I much preferred the mason paint class I took past tense.

In conclusion, taking a painting class at Muse Paintbar is a fun night out with your friends. As always, I welcome your comments.