Paintings are a window into the artist's thoughts, from Pollock's chaotic canvases to the little frowny faces on each star in Starry Night. Paint it out with this Groupon.
$19 for Two-Hour Painting Class ($38 Value)
In a cocktail-party atmosphere, local artists show guests how to build their own wall-worthy paintings. All supplies, including canvas, brushes, and aprons, are included. Click here for schedule and location information.
Vino van Gogh
No one at Vino van Gogh expects you to have any artistic experience—in fact, about 80% of its students admit to having never taken an art class before. Though painting is the central activity, the evenings are just as much about social interaction and encouraging people to attempt something that might be outside of their comfort zone, much like eating soup with a fork.
Each student is completely taken care of upon arrival. Vino van Gogh sets everyone up with a canvas, brushes, paints, and an apron; all students have to do is set up their station, crack open their beverages, and follow simplistic instructions on creating that evening’s painting. All the instructors are professional artists in media that range from graphic design to photography to jewelry. Vino van Gogh also supports local businesses and artists by hosting classes at a different local business every week.