Creating a masterwork of art can be like wandering through a maze: after a lengthy period of reflection and contemplation, you’ll still probably starve. Appreciate the figurative risks and transcendent joys of artistic creativity with today’s Groupon to Art of Merlot in Scottsdale. Choose from the following options:
- For $45, you get a BYOB art class for two (a $90 value).
- For $85, you get a BYOB art class for four (a $180 value).
- For $450, you get a BYOB art party for up to 18 people (a $1,000 value).<p>
Under the guidance of professionals, students at Art of Merlot chat, laugh, and sip wine while wielding brushes and transforming paint into personalized works of art. Classes last two–three hours, during which time artists reproduce pre-designated paintings ranging from van Gogh’s Red Poppies to Monet’s Labrador Puppies Eating Water Lilies. Painters can bring wine, and Art of Merlot furnishes all the necessary art supplies, including paint, brushes, aprons, easels, and canvases. Encouraging teachers and a relaxed environment—which private parties of up to 18 can backflip through freely—help students of all levels explore their creative sides. At the end of the experience, each artist departs with a 16”x20” painting to proudly display on a mantel or hang from a rearview mirror.
Art of Merlot’s laid-back atmosphere and chorus of uncorking wine bottles create an ideal setting for a girls’ night out, a date, or a team-building session for a minor-league bullpen. Underage artists may also attend classes, but cannot partake in alcohol-infused paint.
Art of Merlot
Glasses of purple merlot or golden chardonnay stand out against the white tables at Art of Merlot, a BYOB art space where students of all ages explore their creative side and learn to replicate paintings by Van Gogh, Kandinsky, and other artists. The studio provides paint, brushes, aprons, easels, encouragement, and canvases, as well as glasses and corkscrews for wine. Each class is held in a relaxed and fun environment and led by a professional artist that guides students into creating their own masterpieces. Art of Merlot also hosts private, corporate, and bridal events as well as kids camps and birthday parties.