Today's side deal lets you and your special someone create a masterpiece together—one that art critics won't dismiss as "derivative and not edible enough." For $95, you and your lover can enjoy the Love Art Deluxe Experience at Art Rebel, a two-hour date-perfect art class for creative couples in Sherman Oaks (a $250 value). Canvas, paint, brushes, two glasses of champagne, roses, and chocolates are all included.
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, and even cartoon characters. While soft music wafts through the air, reward each other for great brush strokes with chocolates and leave with roses and love notes to complement your piece.
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.
- Weekly art classes include watercolor, cartoon character drawing, Mommy and Me classes, and a multi-media class featuring drawing, acrylic and collage. [Owner, Ponti] Lambros hosts special events for couples (such as “Love Art” which includes champagne, chocolates, flowers and art) and families (“Art Rebel Family” in which all members can participate on a project). He claims “there’s never been an argument in this place.” – Carole Rosner, My Daily Find
- I'm not an artist (I ended up with more paint on my clothes than on the canvas), but I have a memory that will put a smile on my face forever. Z and I created a work of art together and it was freeing...and joyous...and the best couple hours I've had in a long, long time. – Paull w.
- Art Rebel is the the [sic] answer to the classic question, " what should we do tonight? I wanna do something different..." – alexana I.
"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.