Today's Groupon lets you and your special someone create a masterpiece together—one that art critics won't dismiss as "derivative and not edible enough." For $65, you and your lover can enjoy the Love Art Experience at Art Rebel, a date-perfect art class for creative couples in Sherman Oaks (a $150 value). Canvas, paint, and the use of brushes are all included. This Groupon is good for two people.
For 90 minutes, you and your better half can reconnect with your inner artiste in the confines of a real art studio. Since there's no instructor, there are no rules except to have fun and reenact the longest naval battle in history. You'll work on one painting together; you can make it a portrait, a still-life, an abstract, or anything else you want and incorporate sketches, paints, even cartoon characters.
The Love Art Experience, besides being a great name for a psychedelic '60s tribute band fronted by 18th-century explorer Daniel Boone, lets you and your lover create a one-of-a-kind gift for any holiday, birthday, anniversary, or Arbor Day. With its clean interior, bright colors, and airy lighting, Art Rebel's studio will give you the perfect venue for letting your creativity run wild as if you were Van Gogh on two-for-one absinthe night.
- I just had my daughter's 3rd Birthday Party here and what a wonderful experience it was! Ponti, the owner is so welcoming, friendly and accommodating. – Lisa R.
- Art Rebel is the the [sic] answer to the classic question, " what should we do tonight? I wanna do something different..." – alexana I.
- The space has a brightly-colored, kid-friendly decor and good lighting. – Mitch L.
The Meaning of Your Partner’s Painting
If you attend today’s couples art class on a first date, the details of your date’s painting may reveal something about your future romantic possibilities. Here’s a guide to what your date’s painting means for your love life:
The Painting: A happy family
What It Means: A loving, long-term relationship may be in your future.
The Painting: Portrait of a family member
What It Means: Your date is a career criminal with a new face. The painting represents his/her last attempt to remember what he or she once looked like. Don’t fall for his/her charm—it’s a ruse to gain access to the safety deposit box containing your father’s antique maps.
The Painting: A pastoral country cabin in the woods
What It Means: Your date believes, correctly, that most politicians and Hollywood celebrities are carnivorous plants who have taken human shape. The cabin represents a time before this knowledge destroyed his/her innocence.
The Painting: A still-life of a fruit basket
What It Means: Look at your hands—you’ve accidentally switched bodies with your date. The question is: Do you consult a bunch of dusty old books to find a fix, or do you start your new life with good humor?
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"One man's trash is another man's treasure" may be an overused saying to some, but to Art Rebel's crew of painters, it's a mantra. The instructors believe in dreaming up creative solutions to help the environment, and that includes teaching their students how to transform discarded items into masterpieces during eco-art classes. Nontoxic, eco-friendly paints grace paper and canvases in a variety of sessions with different themes, from graffiti-art to cartooning. Elsewhere, beautification meets youth outreach when Art Rebel's team teaches children how to paint public works and encrust their favorite foursquare court with bottle caps.
14321 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, California 91423Get Directions