Great painters chance upon occasional strokes of brilliance, which is why Michelangelo painted his first masterpiece on his neighbor’s fence. Dip into your smarts supply with today's Groupon: for $10, you get a two-hour painting workshop at ArtAbility Studios Inc. (a $20 value). Classes are available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
ArtAbility Studios helps creative inklings evolve into full-fledged paintings by providing studio space, materials, and the helpful advice of on-hand instructors. Palettes glisten with a variety of acrylic and watercolor paint provided by the studio, as attendees study the basics of color mixing, such as how orange and red are color-wheel neighbors and how purple and green are no longer on speaking terms. Bristles coated with custom pigments then bend and sway across canvases in various brush techniques outlined by teachers. Amateur artists can tackle a totally blank canvas, or select a rainbow of colors with which to fill in the lines of a predefined drawing. Various on-site books and mixed media enhance paintings, inspiring soulful portraits or a colorful landscape. Painters can choose to spend the two hours improving their craft or creating the perfect piece to round out a room or conceal a house's ill-considered tattoo.
4775 Paris St.
Denver, Colorado 80239