What You'll Get
Still life painting releases inner creativity, offers artists an outlet for stress, and turns bowls of fruit into attention-seeking exhibitionists. Take subjects by surprise with today’s Groupon: for $17, you get a two-hour painting class at Alla Prima Creations in Juno Beach (a $35 value). Classes run on most afternoons from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday–Saturday.
Alla Prima’s experienced painting instructors guide eager pupils through all the necessary brush strokes and techniques needed to create their own work of freshly crafted art. Prior to unleashing painting epiphanies, art apprentices peruse the visual class calendar and pick out a painting subject that piques their creative fancy. Kitted out with provided equipment including brushes, paint, easel, and aprons, students use their personal touch to recreate the night’s chosen muse, whether it’s a scenic flower or seascape, a festive martini glass, or a flower tossing martini glasses into the sea. Each class is BYOB, granting of-age artists full license to unleash their Dionysian mojo upon unsuspecting canvases. Alla Prima’s classes don’t require previous painting experience, helping artists unlock creativity without years of study or Expressionist-themed paintball matches. Participants should hit the studio 10–15 minutes before class to prepare workspaces and center aesthetic energies. Before or after class, students can seek inspiration by perusing the large selection of art pieces for sale by south Florida’s talented artisans.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Feb 7, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Must be 21 or older. Valid only for evening classes 7PM-9PM and afternoon classes 2PM-4PM. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Alla Prima Creations
The late artist Joe LaPierre often dreamed of opening a studio where anyone could come in and learn to paint with the help of friendly, experienced instructors. The artist's children, Sarah and Jesse, realized his legacy with Alla Prima Creations—named for the Italian phrase for works of art that are begun and finished in a single session. The center offers classes five days a week where students learn to replicate a bright, cheerful painting. The calendar gives pupils a wide range of artwork options, any of which students can learn to replicate on their own 16"x20" canvas. Students can tote along a favorite beverage or snack—which allows for a relaxed classroom environment as students sip on wine or nibble crackers while they create fanciful scenes of artists sipping wine and nibbling crackers. For a change of medium, lass-painting sessions give students the opportunity to customize champagne, margarita, and wine goblets with abstract designs.