Art often results from intense emotions, such as the sadness of lost love or the joy of discovering a built-in crayon sharpener. Color outside the lines with today’s Groupon: for $35, you get a 5X flex card valid for art classes and workshops at Art on the Ridge (a $90 value).
Art on the Ridge’s intimate art classes inspire creativity in children and adults with instruction in fine-arts fundamentals and art history. Flex cards’ five points can be used toward classes or workshops over a three-month period—classes are worth one point and workshops are worth two—helping free aspiring artists from time constraints and fear of Tuesdays. Take five consecutive sessions of the Drawing for Teens and Adults class, in which students investigate the possibilities of pencil, charcoal, pen, and watercolor, or immerse offspring in art history with the Art Exploration class, in which young ones learn about significant artists and art movements before learning to create realistic forgeries. Flex workshops vary from one month to the next, with recent favorites including Wine and a Work of Art, with students sipping on vintage vine fruits while transforming blank canvases into tributes to the color white.
Monahan Studio's philosophy revolves around encouragement: anyone can create art, and should have fun doing it. Drawing and painting classes for adults fuel creativity, whereas children’s sessions cover everything from paper collage to sculpture. Private lessons pair students with an instructor who customizes a project to the client's ability level and speed. Illustration services are also available for traditional publishers and self-publishing authors.
8005 Greenwood Ave. N
Seattle, Washington 98103