Creating a masterwork of art can be like wandering through a maze: after a lengthy period of reflection and contemplation, you’ll still probably starve. Appreciate the figurative risks and transcendent joys of artistic creativity with today’s Groupon: for $80, you get a six-week art class at the Morean Arts Center in St. Petersburg (a $165 value).
Flex artistically inclined intuition with professional guidance in all imaginable mediums, including paint, clay, petroleum, and photography. Paint with a more aqueous palette with a beginning watermedia course custom-tailored to each student's experience level, or craft elaborate color-coordinated jewel pieces with a basic wire-jewelry techniques series. Take a 35mm SLR camera out of auto mode with Photography 1, which helps snap-shooters bolster composition, exposure, and lens know-how. The value of this Groupon can also be put toward six-week classes of greater value, so explore Morean's extensive course list to find the ideal outlet for self-expression.
Morean Arts Center
The Morean Arts Center connects visitors with multiple forms of modern art, welcoming them to explore galleries, a glass studio, and a clay center, all of which host classes, exhibits, events, and retail opportunities. The center was founded in 1917 and has served as the community's art center ever since. The Chihuly Collection showcases a permanent exhibition of world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly's installations. His magnificent bright forms, many of which are inspired by nature, spiral toward the ceiling, housed in a 10,000-square-foot structure designed by award-winning architect Alberto Alfonso. A visit to the Glass Studio and Hot Shop immerses guests in the creation of glass works, as artists manipulate molten glass into vibrant orbs and vases. At the Morean Center for Clay visitors can view amazing works of art in the gallery and watch artists work during classes and open-studio time. The center also operates as a retail venue, where customers can purchase local and regional art.