Obscura Society SF: Art + Wine + Brains - Atlas Obscura
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San Francisco, California

Obscura Society SF: Art + Wine + Brains

An evening of wine, painting, and neuroscience.

ArtSocial let's you spend an evening enjoying a glass of wine or a cocktail while learning to paint under a professional artist. But for this special event, we've partnered with UCSF to add a twist: Instead of painting your own Van Gogh, we'll be illustrating brains! There will be real brains for you to examine, a professional science illustrator and artist to instruct you in the process of creating your own painting of a brain, and neuroscientists on-hand with fascinating explanations of neuroanatomy.

All your supplies (canvas, paints, brushes and apron) are provided for you. No experience is necessary. At the end of the evening, you can take your creation home and hang it from your wall.

Additional Information

  • Feel free to arrive earlier to enjoy dinner at the Hotel Majestic (menu).
  • The event will be held in the main restaurant and offers specials on food and wine.
  • The Butterfly Lounge is connected to the restaurant and offers a full bar. (Please no outside food or beverage).
  • Street parking is available near the hotel. Valet service of $10.

Artist Instructor: Kathryn Yost, ArtSocial
Science Illustrator: Katie Bertsche