A little bit of wine can open the creative floodgates, which explains why Nietzsche downed three bottles of riesling immediately before inventing German. Witness the feats of a lubricated mind with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $17.50 for a painting class for one (a $35 value)
- $32.50 for a painting class for two (a $70 value) <p>
Local artists lead 2.5- to 3-hour painting classes, assisting students as they replicate a featured masterpiece, from Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh to the The Great Wave Off Kanagawa. Students receive all the necessary art materials—canvas, paint, brushes, easels, and aprons—and can take home their completed work at the end of the night. Beverages are available for purchase at each of the 8 possible restaurants (which include Citrus Cafe in Tustin, El Cholo in Irvine, and Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen in Anaheim. The class schedule is updated on the 20th of every month.<p>
Wine and Canvas
The artists at Wine and Canvas awaken their students’ inner Rembrandts and Van Goghs with classes that pair a featured painting with specialty cocktails and wines. The mobile studio’s monthly calendar includes themed classes in which instructors expound on the nuances of painting Parisian street lamps, Japanese flowers, or Venetian cityscapes. The master painters—many of them local artists—provide step-by-step instructions while students mimic each stroke and periodically dip their brushes into glasses filled with crimson cabernet. Each of the studio’s various drink-friendly venues boasts a specialty libation selected to incite creativity or conversations with fellow painters. When the artistic frenzy concludes, students return home with a finished masterpiece large enough to conceal any wall safe or mirror portal.