Creating a 2-D work of art on canvas requires either the ability to masterfully wield a paintbrush or the strength to flatten a fruit bowl. Discover your aesthetic brawn with today's Groupon for a BYOB painting class at Ann Bridges Art Studio. The studio welcomes students Wednesday and Friday at 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $30, you get one pass to one group Studio Art Introduction class (a $60 value).
- For $58, you get two passes to one group Studio Art Introduction class (a $120 value).
An accomplished painter and educator with 15 years of experience, Ann Bridges coaches brushes toward creative breakthroughs during BYOB classes at her eponymous art studio. During a two-hour introductory class, up to 12 aspiring artists gather at the studio to learn techniques for wrangling fast-drying acrylic paints, honing their observation skills and increasing mental shutter speed so images don't turn out blurry. Bridges equips students with paints, brushes, and canvas to convey original ideas, encouraging eyes to feast on an inspiring 360-degree view of the city from the studio's windows. Classes create a laid-back atmosphere to court muses through feats of ambidexterity, like sketching with one hand while using the other to uncork and decant a bottle of wine. Class members may linger after the two-hour session ends to hobnob, admire each other's work, and plan their next foray into creative space.
Ann Bridges Art Studio
"I love teaching art," declares teaching veteran and artist Ann Bridges on her YouTube video. Her students agree. "She helps you develop your own technique and your own style," shares one, and another muses, "Ann is the kind of teacher who creates a really great atmosphere in the studio… I feel like it's a place where I can improve my technique and also foster my creativity."
Drawing inspiration from locales ranging from the cerulean vistas of Catalina Island to the smoky peaks of the Eastern Sierras and the urban landscapes of Los Angeles, Bridges paints as well as she instructs. She creates her work with an impressionist style, an artist's eye, and wrist flicks puppeteered by Monet's ghost.
3875 Wilshire Blvd.
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