Artistic expression can take the form of a vibrant painting, a stunning sculpture, or front-yard hedges trimmed into the shape of longing. Let creativity blossom with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a BYOB painting class at Blank Canvas in Westlake Village (a $40 value).
At Blank Canvas, a professional painter leads two- to three-hour painting classes where apprentices learn while sipping on inspiration-lending libations. Under the expert tutelage of Blank Canvas's staff, painting neophytes craft their magnum opus without spending years at art school or eating paint chips. Each pupil leaves class with a work of art to hang at home, with subjects inspired by themed classes such as Canvas N Cocktails, Mimosa Morning, and Date Night. For each class, artists bring the appropriate beer, wine, or liquor from home, and the welcoming home-turned-studio embodies a judgment-free, relaxed environment for every up-and-coming Bob Ross impersonator.
The philosophy at Blank Canvas is that anyone can be an artist with the right materials and a little encouragement. To prove this philosophy, the studio hosts weekly sessions where artists of all experience levels come together to create their own works of art based on an existing painting. Likewise, Blank Canvas encourages kids as young as pre-kindergarten and up to high-school age to follow their artistic impulses by attending classes and camps instead of drawing on the walls or painting the kitchen the wrong shade of mauve.
3649 E Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Westlake Village, California 91362