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 today’s Groupon to Art Uncorked. Choose between the following options:
- For $22, you get a three-hour painting class for one (a $45 value).
- For $40, you get a three-hour painting class for two (a $90 value).<p>
Art Uncorked’s imaginative instructors unleash student’s artistic sides in the confines of local wine bars and restaurants during three-hour painting classes that recreate the work of famous artists. Students absorb knowledge of art history as they dapple their brushes to recreate Van Gogh’s Almond Branches or attempt Monet’s Sunrise, which was originally a classical rendering that turned impressionistic when he flung a full cup of coffee on the still-wet canvas. Classes range from 20 to 70 students, with materials such as a canvas, paint, brushes, and an apron included in the cost. Wine, cocktails, and snacks are available at most locations for an additional fee.
Peruse the calendar for event descriptions and locations. Students who would like to try their hand at painting an original can forgo the selected painting while still benefitting from the guidance of the evening’s instructor.
During three-hour classes at Art Social, instructors strive to foster an environment as lively as the paintings that inspire them. At various restaurants, wine bars, or galleries across the Bay Area, students begin the evening chatting with classmates against the backdrop of soft music and clinking wine glasses. Once students have settled into their personal painting stations, instructors delve into history, context, and scratch 'n' sniff features of the evening's chosen painting, which has included works such as Gustav Klimt's The Kiss or Van Gogh's Starry Night. Step-by-step instruction ensures students of all levels take home a personal masterpiece, whether it is a replica of the painting being taught or the bowls of fruit that haunt the student's mind.