Artistic expression can take the form of a vibrant painting, a stunning sculpture, or front-yard hedges trimmed into the shape of longing. Let creativity blossom with today's Groupon: for $75, you get a full-day One Stroke acrylic painting workshop, including materials, from AprilNDesigns at the Days Inn in Torrance (a $160 value). Classes begin at 9 a.m. and end at 3 p.m., with a 30-minute lunch break in the middle.
April Numamoto, a certified Master One Stroke instructor who's been teaching for more than 25 years, helms AprilNDesigns, with painting workshops designed for artists of all skill levels. During the One Stroke acrylic painting workshop, April ushers students through the mire of confusing paint-by-number schemes and reveals how to blend, shade, and highlight, all with a single acrylic-coated brushstroke. Canvases quickly bloom into vivid color under the kiss of the speedy technique, creating flowers, still-life paintings, or clocks melting into pools of blurry water lilies in expedient intervals.
4111 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Torrance, California 90505