Creativity can strike at any moment, whether you're near a canvas and brushes or beside a slumbering strongman and many rolls of toilet paper. Learn to recognize opportune moments with today's Groupon: for $22, you get a three-hour evening painting class and a glass of beer or wine at Creative Spirits in Fort Collins (up to a $45 value).
Creative Spirits presents fine-art fledglings with the opportunity to dabble in color and composition while under the tutelage of a professional artist. Artists of all skill levels gather to create an exact facsimile of Monet’s Water Lilies and Japanese Bridge, which can then be sold for millions to a museum, or drum up a serene landscape of the Colorado horizon while sipping a chosen fermented drink.
The studio supplies a 16”x20” canvas, acrylics, brushes, and an apron, so guests can focus on learning, gabbing with friends, and determining whether red-orange and orange-red are disparate hues. After the class, customers can carry off their painting for later use as a wall decoration or an artsy hotpad. Evening classes usually run from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
The Denver Post mentioned Creative Spirits:
- The Fort Collins studio Creative Spirits (mycreativespirits.com) regularly hosts two- to three-hour guided sessions on creating a specific painting — a still-life scene, a winter landscape of aspens, an impressionism-inspired image. – Claire Martin, Denver Post