A child shows early signs of creativity by artfully spilling ice cream and denying that a pacifier is a pacifier. Nurture young artists with today’s Groupon to Artsy Kids Studio. Choose between the following options:
- For $17, you get two afterschool kids’ art classes (a $35 value).
- For $30, you get one month of afterschool kids’ art classes (a $65 value).
The instructors at Artsy Kids Studio nurture creative impulses in kids aged 6–14 with wide-ranging afterschool classes that include all the materials needed to unleash inner artists. During 45-minute sessions, students follow a comprehensive curriculum that covers art history, technique, and creative painting as they spend their afternoons in a constructive atmosphere instead of consorting with gangs of radical novelists. Kids not skilled in the ways of the brush can browse the schedule for additional classes, such as jewelry making, sculpture, collaging, and general handicrafting. Kids create one finished piece every two weeks, which caregivers can proudly display on a refrigerator or project onto an oversize movie screen facing a neighbor’s house.
Years ago, Rebecca Barborak went to a BYOB painting class and found that it combined her love for art and red wine. She decided to start her own paint-it-yourself studio, where students of all skill levels bring forth flowers, animals, and landscapes in painting classes in both BYOB and child-friendly varieties. The studio also hosts casual open sessions where visitors can work at their pace on canvas and pottery pieces. Beneath the paintings that festoon the walls and cover the dozens of mysterious safes, private parties and camps can reveal the secrets of painting.