A child's innate urge to create must be channeled before it manifests itself in crayon-scrawled wall drawings or jail time for painting and selling counterfeit Rembrandts. Give young artists more constructive outlets with today's Groupon: for $130, you get a seven-week children's art session at Art Center for Kids in Pasadena (a $260 value). This Groupon is valid at either of the center's locations.
Art Center for Kids' imaginative programs foster creativity, problem solving, and freedom of expression in young students with a number of hands-on animation, architecture, and sculpting activities. For three hours on seven consecutive Sundays, kiddies learn the intricacies of printmaking, robot creation, T-shirt design, or building toy cars to practice nascent parallel parking skills. Sessions challenge young artists to finish pieces using the same resources available to undergraduate art students while working alongside fellow students to complete more complex projects, such as a room-wide giant doodle masterpiece in the Big Draw class. Upon completion of the course, artists take home their works to hang on the fridge or in the family Louvre.