Art explores the great mysteries of the world, such as the secret of Mona Lisa’s smile and why the Renaissance was swarming with winged babies. Delve into the unknown with today’s Groupon for adult painting classes at artventureUs in Gaithersburg. Click here to check out artventureUs’s class schedule. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get a 2.5-hour weekday or Sunday social painting class (a $40 value).
- For $25, you get a 3-hour Saturday social painting class (a $50 value).<p>
ArtventureUs’s professional artists spark creative mindfires within experienced and fledgling painters as they work steadily toward the creation of a finished painting. Paintbrushes sling brightly colored acrylic hues at 16”x20” canvases as home-brought snacks and libations fuel artistic ingenuity and conversations about famous cartoon anvils among students 12 or older. A relaxed atmosphere helps unleash technical prowess as stippled, smooth, and circular strokes fill canvases with such themes as city streets and ballerinas. Aprons and all art supplies are included, and as the lesson concludes, guests will have completed masterpieces that they can use to brighten up a dreary living room or underground bunker.
It's easy to think of artists as solitary people locked away in their studios—Mark Rothko withdrawing to obsess over the interplay between his blockish swaths of color or Jackson Pollock dangling a dripping brush over a canvas on the floor of an empty room. This is the exact opposite experience Michele Foshee wants people to have at artventureUs! An accomplished designer with clients including National Geographic and the White House, Michele sees painting as an engaging social experience where friends and complete strangers can share an adventure as they paint both original pieces and re-creations of famous works, such as Gustav Klimt's The Kiss.
Some classes include wine, and students don’t need experience, since Michele and her instructors take a step-by-step approach to teaching the basics of working with acrylic paints. They also furnish participants with every supply they'll need from a closet full of aprons, canvases, Greek muses, and paintbrushes. In addition to leading public classes, the team at artventureUs! organizes private painting parties.