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 to Art Connects Art School in Mount Pleasant. Adult classes take place on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $79, you get four adult art classes (a $170 value).
- For $159, you get eight adult art classes (a $340 value).
Art Connects owners Dianne Tennyson and Eric Vincent guide students through structured art classes that produce canvas and paper-bound pieces of self-expression. Delve into the pigment-slathering techniques of oil and pastel painting with Dianne, or study with Eric to learn the subtleties of drawing various subjects, crafting detailed sculptures, or leaving human-shaped holes in canvases with cartooning. Each class focuses on the basics of the chosen art form, teaching discipline, hand/eye coordination, and the ability to do impressions of Renaissance painters at dinner parties.
Beyond the classroom, Dianne and Eric's work can be found in galleries, publications, and charitable outlets. Eric's work has previously basked in the limelight of artistic exhibition through the New York Society of Illustrators, and Dianne's endeavors as an art therapist have shown people the healing power of creating art, rather than writing yet another letter of complaint to MENSA.
Art Connects Art School
When she’s not teaching art to adults at Art Connects Art School's studio, Dianne Tennyson maintains a private art-therapy practice designed to help clients reconcile conflict through creative self-expression. The practice guides Dianne’s efforts as an art teacher, and together with her husband, graphic designer Eric Vincent, the creative twosome inform and guide pupils of all ages and skill levels. Twenty years of coaxing artistry out of students has taught Dianne to begin with the basics—developing discipline, eye-hand coordination, and artistic vision—while working with oil and pastel paints. Eric’s expertise includes drawing, acrylics, sculpture, and cartooning, making him the perfect instructor for superheroes keen on crafting self-portraits.