Creating a 2-D rendition on canvas requires either the ability to masterfully wield a paintbrush or the strength to flatten a fruit bowl. Discover your artful brawn with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $59 for two seats in a 2.5-hour painting workshop (up to a $120 value)
Couples, friends, and other duos spend 2.5 hours completing a painting in a theme such as Impressionism or Fauvism. Guests have the choice between painting one piece together or painting individual pieces. These workshops take place in a group setting. While sipping any wine they’ve brought, students follow the instructor step by step, using provided acrylic paints, canvas, and brushes.
- $59 for three adult classes of your choice (a $120 value)
- $89 for a three-session child-and-adult painting class (a $360 value)
In the three-part child-and-adult painting class, children aged 4–8 are given the opportunity to paint in an environment that fosters spirit, self-reliance, and creativity. Paired with a guardian, students learn and practice different acrylic painting techniques. Intended for beginners, class members experience the creative process by selecting colors, shapes, and themes to complete a large canvas.
For both classes, see the schedule for class dates.
Art School # 99
Alexandra Rozenman's career has taken her from the Soviet underground to a prominent place among some of America's most revered cultural institutions. Born in Moscow, she found her footing alongside now-famous dissident artists before political pressures brought her to the United States as a refugee in the late 1980s. From that point on, her surrealistic, multilayered paintings have only gained momentum, taking her from an MFA at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts to international exhibitions—including an upcoming exhibit at the Multicultural Arts Center in Cambridge—to a fellowship with the MacDowell Colony, an illustrious group of bohemians whose members have included James Baldwin and Michael Chabon.
Having risked everything to follow her own politically conscious muse, Rozenman knows how important self-expression is to every artist. Accordingly, her classes at Art School # 99 arm students with the technical skills and supportive environment they need to bring their vision to life and the authority they need to keep it from running away and playing pranks on the mayor. Programs often reach beyond the canvas to embrace the artist as a whole person: classes might incorporate readings, movies, or collage techniques, and cultivate salon-style inspiration with French-impressionist-appropriate wine or russian tea.