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Paint and sip studios reveal the inner artist

A group of women attend a painting class at Paint ’n Pour in Maynard, part of the growing trend of galleries where people can socialize.
A group of women attend a painting class at Paint ’n Pour in Maynard, part of the growing trend of galleries where people can socialize.Jackie Ricciardi for The Boston Globe

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Bridgette Riggin will be the first to tell you she is absolutely devoid of artistic ability.

Still, the Stow mom has managed to create a half-dozen canvases that she’s proud enough to display around her house. Such is the aim of so-called “paint and sip” studios – to, layer by layer, reveal everyone’s inner artist (accomplished or not). “I can’t paint,” said Riggin, on a recent night at Maynard’s Paint ’n Pour. “But when I come through these doors, I become Picasso.” There’s the Paint Bar in Newton, Palettes in Natick, and Maynard’s Paint ’n Pour, which opened in May 2012. Paint Misbehavin’ is to be the newest entrant on the scene; it’s expected to open in Hudson by early September.

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