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Design your own New York Tote Bag

New York, United States

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Experience hosted by Mary & Vasu

2 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Fashion and painting is the perfect marriage. Bring your favorite snack and join us at our popular studio in the Chelsea area of Manhattan to talk all things New York and fashion. We'll set up your palettes while you sip away. Once we hand out your bags and prepare your bag for painting, we’ll walk you through how to create the Empire State Building on your new favorite accessory. Sip, laugh, paint, and then walk out with a new and cool souvenir to take home and wear while you trek around the city. Snap photos and tag us as you tour New York so we can see where you're taking your new bag.
Other things to note
Experiences are hosted by Mary, Vasu, Mirsada, or Vianey. If you have a teacher preference, just shoot us a note and we will try to accommodate.
Fashion and painting is the perfect marriage. Bring your favorite snack and join us at our popular studio in the Chelsea area of Manhattan to talk all things New York and fashion. We'll set up your palettes while you sip away. Once we hand out your bags and prepare your bag for painting, we’ll walk you through how to create the Empire State Building on your new favorite accessory. Sip, laugh, paint, and then walk out with a new and cool souvenir…

Mary & Vasu's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Drinks
    All above available for purchase
    If you prefer to BYOB, we do charge a...
  • Equipment
    All Supplies
From £30
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Mary & Vasu

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 19 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am a Native New Yorker who loves to throw awesome events. I co-host this experience with my boyfriend Vasu, a new Dehli-ite, painting and learning the ins and outs of the NY garment district. He attended FIT—Fashion Institute of Technology—and has been a designer in the fashion industry for over a decade. Now we have our own studio and we are making art fun and funky.
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Where you'll be

We’ll be at our beautiful and historic art studio in the Chelsea area of Manhattan. We’re close to the famous Flatiron Building, the glorious Garment District, and the fun Flower District.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 19 reviews.

AnneRose
October 2019
Amazing experience. In this busy city, we had 2 hours of calm and enjoyed painting our bags. Vasu was very friendly and we got to share our experiences. We highly recommend that you meet him and enjoy a little bit of creativity and quietness in this mad city. Anne-Rose & Nelly
Amazing experience. In this busy city, we had 2 hours of calm and enjoyed painting our bags. Vasu was very friendly and we got to share our experiences. We highly recommend that yo…
Mamta
September 2019
This was a step above many of the other sip ‘n’ paint experiences you might see offered mainly because of the Chelsea space, which was so unique and spacious, and also because of the host, as Vasu was an absolute delight! This was an outstanding experience and would highly recommend it to anyone, local and tourist!
This was a step above many of the other sip ‘n’ paint experiences you might see offered mainly because of the Chelsea space, which was so unique and spacious, and also because of…
Shirley
August 2019
I am so happy to meet two professional painters. I could feel that they have deep passion in art and the spirit inspires me. I created a painting for my tote bag and I enjoyed the process very much! The studio is big and easy to find.
Catherine
August 2019
I am so happy that I was able to seat in a gallery after a busy day painting a Tote bag. Vasu agreed to go for the Empire State Building and showed me step by step how to proceed. I really like the result that is going to be for a gift for a very special person. Very interesting experience like a positive therapy session.
I am so happy that I was able to seat in a gallery after a busy day painting a Tote bag. Vasu agreed to go for the Empire State Building and showed me step by step how to proceed.…
Vicki
June 2019
This was a wonderful night! Vasu was really patient and helpful. Helped us all have success painting our bags! Definitely will do this again on our next trip to NYC.
Etsuko
May 2019
Vasu is nice person , friendly and he has lots of knowledge about painting . He explained slowly and carefully . I enjoyed my painting with wine (he gave me a cup of wine !) and so satisfied with my painting more than I expected ! I recommend this experience !
Vasu is nice person , friendly and he has lots of knowledge about painting . He explained slowly and carefully . I enjoyed my painting with wine (he gave me a cup of wine !) and so…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

What to bring

Your smile and a snack if you so choose!