Last week, The HideAway Restaurant and Bar held an adult crafting lesson for county residents that combined adult beverages with a creative mind. Former Battle Mountain resident Cathy Updike taught attendees how to create artwork out of the dark wooden planks they were given.
About 40 participants came out for “Boards and Brews” according to HideAway owner and manager Bianca Lomeli. Class admission fees went to Updike, who was in town for the holidays. Lomeli feels fun events like this one help promote her business and she hopes to host similar events in the future.
The class lasted a couple of hours, providing the students the time to design their seasonal artwork. The course taught the students how to paint Christmas tree designs and lettering onto boards that can be hung up in their homes for decorations during the holiday season.
Retired Battle Mountain High School student counselor Johna Reeves enjoyed the class and felt that Updike did a great job. “We had a blast at the event and certainly hope they do something like this again,” Reeves said.
The HideAway plans to continue doing craft nights and is looking for a variety of local artists and crafters to teach the classes. Those interested can contact Lomeli at (775) 385-5580 or email@example.com.