Old masters rewarded observant art critics by hiding things in their paintings, such as discreet self-portraits and lewd caricatures of the queen. Learn saucy brushstrokes with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $20 for a BYOB creative writing class for one ($40 value)
- $39 for a BYOB creative writing class for two ($80 value)
- $75 for a BYOB creative writing class for four ($160 value)
Hillary Johnson, a professor at the American Academy of Art, leads each BYOB writing class, fostering a supportive environment and offering positive feedback that can help writers of any experience level. Classes take place on Wednesday nights from 8–9:30 p.m.
Both Sides Art
An elegantly stenciled gray, metal door heralds Both Sides’ studio space, an attention-focusing haven of clean lines, white walls, and ample natural light. It’s planted in Pilsen’s main arts corridor, meaning that students need only wander down the block to soak up inspiration from other galleries.
Within this space each day, the instructors at Both Sides Art aim to stimulate the left and right sides of their students' brains with art classes that encourage wild flights of creativity grounded in a solid grasp of technique and history. Adult courses take place weekday evenings and cover topics such as drawing for beginners and abstract painting. While enjoying a BYOB glass of wine or sippy cup of champagne, students learn essential skills such as drawing 3-D images, handling oil paints, and poetically telling off their inner critics.