Imagine walking into this beautiful clay studio, picking up a glass of wine, and watching a demonstration about making art.
"And, then I split everyone up into two groups. Half goes on the wheel, the other half does hand-building which are the platters you see on the table. And, then halfway through we switch," said Visual Arts Education Specialist and teacher Mercedes Maltese.
Wine on the Wheel at the Washington Pavilion has become so popular in the last two years that classes are being added. In the beginning, there is a bit of fear.
"At first they're really afraid and they don't think they're going to be able to make anything," said Maltese.
These adults fully submerge themselves in the creativity of clay.
"It's very therapeutic when you're on the wheel. You can't think of anything but the wheel, so it's therapy. It's fun. Adults love to come and just play."
The Wine on the Wheel classes are the second and third Thursdays of very month. For the people that attend, the evenings are full of good wine, better conversation, and embracing creativity.