There's a clever little place in Baton Rouge called Corks N' Canvas. You bring snacks, wine, and friends, and Corks N' Canvas provides canvas, paint, brushes, and a painting instructor. The group then paints together.
My friends and I had a private party there last February, and it was one of the most fun things I'd done in ages. Painting is a bit of a no-no in my apartment, mainly because I know that I'd spill paint everywhere and then have to clean it up myself. This event gave me the opportunity to paint and space enough to paint with a big group of friends.
I want to do this again. SOON!