Apr 16, 2016-
Apr 17, 2016
11:00AM - 01:00PM
Artist in Residence and Art Classes
Learn to Paint with a local Napa Valley artist during Arts in April.
The Meritage Resort and Spa
Event Description

The Meritage Resort and Spa is partnering with local artist, Hank Zwetsloot, during Napa Valley’s Arts in April. As part of this special Artist in Residence program, Hank will showcase some of his wine country artwork in the lobby of The Meritage Resort, while also providing guests with the chance to learn from a pro as he teaches two art classes complete with canvas, reclaimed wood, easels, and acrylic paints.

Zwetsloot will be showcasing his artwork in the lobby of The Meritage Resort from Friday, April 15 through Sunday, April 17, 2016, and will teach two classes for guests in the vineyards behind the resort. The classes are approximately 90 minutes to two hours, advance registration is encouraged as class-size is limited to 14.

Classes are $25 for guests who would like to paint on canvas or $75 for guests who wish to paint directly on reclaimed wood. Costs include all supplies and an interactive painting class on the Vineyard Deck of The Meritage Resort and Spa. Book the Art of Relaxation Package to save $20 (use Promo Code “ART” when purchasing and include your reservation/confirmation number during EventBrite purchase).

Masters Art Class Times:

Saturday, April 16 at 11 a.m.
Sunday, April 17 at 11 a.m.

Painting Demonstrations in the lobby of The Meritage Resort:

Friday, April 15 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, April 16 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

About the Artist:

The story begins simple enough: a young Dutch boy immigrated to the U.S. with his family at 18, he is second son of a family of six kids, and they all arrived to Napa in 1957. That same year Hank joined the U.S. Navy in order to have a common experience with his peer group and learn English. Just before leaving he Holland in 1957 he fell in love with Yoka and in 1961 they married in the U.S. and raised four children.

55 years later, he has 17 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Now “retired,” Hank leads bicycle wine tours and has developed his artistic talent. He creates his masterpieces from wine boxes, wine staves, trays, wine barrel heads, and even recycled fence boards. His artwork is in homes and businesses across the U.S. and some pieces have traveled from the Napa Valley all the way to Europe, Africa, and Australia.

Many of his admirers’ comment about his colorful palette which he says came from living in the area in The Netherlands where all the tulips are grown. Hank is a member of the Arts Council of the Napa Valley and the Valley of the Moon Art Association. Learn more about Hank and his work at

Fee: $25.00

Contact Information
Name: The Meritage Resort and Spa     Email:
Phone: 855-969-2879




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