Art Academy at Caprali Studio


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Artist provides canvases with presketched famous works & allows students to paint while they sip libations & listen to classic tunes

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Promotional value expires Sep 5, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Not valid until 3/16/12. Must be 21 or older. Valid only on Fridays; classes are from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Classes are non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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$25 for a Two-Hour BYOB Painting Class ($50 Value)

Groups of 15 or fewer students sip libations brought from home while applying paint to a canvas presketched with the outline of a famous painting. All art-related materials are supplied, including easels, acrylic paints, brushes, and canvases.

Art Academy at Caprali Studio

Burgeoning artists grasp colorful bouquets of used packaging and crumpled paper as they gather in the 1,200-square-foot studio. Karla Caprali stands in the center, explaining composition and balance as students mold their castoff items into freestanding sculptures. Similar displays of inventive creation characterize the Art Academy at Caprali Studio, where owner and artist Karla limits the size of each of her classes, allowing her to shower students with the proper amount of encouragement and constructive critiques. Karla maintains her class sizes even when instruction spills out into her studio backyard, where pupils breathe in open air as they hone woodworking skills, orchestrate large-scale installations, or quickly sketch a cloud shaped like a fruit bowl.

Karla brings knowledge accrued at a university in São Paulo to each course and draws from influences including the impressionists, Salvador Dali, Dorothea Tanning, and the whimsical film sets of Georges Méliès. Her emphasis on developing new approaches to art has helped students in portfolio-preparation courses earn admission to Pratt, SVA, and other prestigious schools without having to defeat Monet's ghost in Pictionary. The instructor also worked to help found the Falls Arts District, which launches bimonthly art walks to 15 privately owned galleries. On such nights, Karla clears her studio space to put students' work on display alongside her own paintings and installations, and transforms the ample backyard into an outdoor gallery bathed in the glow of decorative lights and vocal reviews from local owls.

Customer Reviews

Great fun! Thank you :)
Elizabeth G. · September 30, 2012
This was a wonderful way to relax and explore your creative side. It was a very welcoming environment. I look forward to returning.
Maytee L. · September 4, 2012
I would like to thank Carla for an AMAZING experience. I attended the BYOB painting class with 5 of my closest friends. We went as part of a birthday celebration. We had a WONDERFUL time. Carla was amazing. We will MOST definitely do it again. Thank you for letting us have such a wonderful time exploring our creative side. It was amazing.
Jeanette G. · August 26, 2012
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