Art explores the great mysteries of the world, such as the secret of Mona Lisa's smile and why the Renaissance was swarming with winged babies. Delve into the unknown with today's Groupon to My Handyworks in St. Charles. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get a Funky Crayon art class (up to a $30 value).
- For $15, you $30 toward any art class.
The multimedia artists at My Handyworks interactive art studio invite aspiring artisans age 8 and older to create their own take-home masterpieces, supplying all materials and demonstrating proper techniques. In the Funky Crayon art class, students glue a handful of crayons onto a white one-foot by two-foot board, choosing a desired image, such as a duck holding an umbrella, a palm tree, or an absurdist portrait of a palm tree holding a duck. The instructor sets the selected designs on the board and melts crayons around them, informing the shape of the colored wax into a unique, eye-catching creation.
Pupils can graduate beyond Crayola and build their own wax models from pre-made molds in the 3D Wax Design class, or try out other media in the Intro to Pencil/Charcoal class, where hands get a grasp on drawing proportions and how shading can be used to create 3-D effects. Painting with Purpose classes let students replicate a famous work of art in a highly social atmosphere conducive to a girls' night out or a first date with Pablo Picasso. Class sizes typically range from 10–15 students per class, giving each pupil ample attention from their teacher.
Though My Handyworks offers a military discount, this Groupon still represents the best deal available for most customers.
At My Handyworks, the team specializes in turning handprints into art. They can transform a set of acrylic-paint handprints and footprints on a tile into a custom painting, perhaps of a duck, or dyed wax molds of hands into keepsake statuettes. Their art classes, meanwhile, cover a wide variety of skills, teaching kids to decorate pumpkins and adults to recreate masterpieces by Monet and Van Gogh.