Art was invented as an alternative form of expression, and as a classier way for cavemen to ask one another if they wanted fries with that. Communicate emotions with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get a choice of a two-hour art workshop or BYOB painting class at Artworks Fine Art Studio in Bethesda (up to a $40 value).
Artworks Fine Art Studio instructs fledgling brush wielders and expertly-paletted patrons alike in the fundamentals of fine art. The two-hour adult workshops focus on developing or fine-tuning painting and drawing skills, allowing potential Picassos to work at their own pace and level. All necessary materials are provided, and attentive instructors ensure no student will be left behind or tied up and painted blue behind the teacher’s back. The similarly instructive Tipsy Artist classes combine the ancient art of art with the equally ancient art of imbibing. Bring your own wine, beer, or nonalcoholic drink and create an inspiring masterpiece in approximately two hours.
Currently, adult workshops are offered twice a week in the morning (Monday and Friday) and three times in the evening (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday), but more will be added as needed to accommodate Groupon purchasers and stampedes of art-starved bison. The Tipsy Artist classes run Tuesdays from 7:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.