Artists are often praised for creating lifelike works of art, which is why they are often disappointed when their painting of a $20 bill isn’t accepted as payment for their dinner tab. Capture life in paint with today’s Groupon: for $39, you get an art-class package at Bronte Art Academy in Oakville (a $315 value). The package includes:
- Two one-hour private adult or children’s art lessons, including all supplies except canvases (a $90 value)
- Two prints of the class-produced artwork (a $100 value)
- 10 greeting cards featuring the artwork (a $50 value)
- Artwork displayed with name or initials on artgalaxy.com for a duration of two weeks (a $75 value)<p>
Adult classes take place every Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Children’s classes take place every Monday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Canvases can be brought to class or purchased on-site for an extra $20.
At Bronte Art Academy, local portrait artist Paul Ross Sandilands shares his knowledge, techniques, and passion for creative expression through lessons covering myriad art mediums. During the four-hour lesson, students splatter and dabble in watercolour, graphite, pen and ink, and acrylic, with materials that are all nontoxic and solvent-free. With class sizes no larger than eight, budding artistes receive ample hands-on instruction and attention. Once a masterpiece portraying family, the ocean at sunset, or Roger Clemens as a 19th-century robber baron is completed, Bronte Art Academy transfers the piece to two frameable prints and 10 greeting cards for posterity, and then posts the image on its website for the whole art-loving world to ogle.
Bronte Art Academy
Founded with the goal of introducing pupils of all ages to the visual arts, Bronte Art Academy coaxes forth the inner Renoirs within all those who enter the studio during a host of hands-on lessons and camps. Under the capable direction of Paul Ross Sandilands, a local portrait artist who has taught at the Ontario College of Art & Design and served as a painting companion to Canadian artist Harold Town, budding masters explore their potential with a variety of artistic media, from watercolour to graphite. Paul also shares his knowledge, techniques, and passion for creative expression during in-studio sessions, where students can create their own take-home masterpieces portraying family, the ocean at sunset, or Roger Clemens as a 19th-century robber baron.
102B-77 Bronte Rd.
Oakville, Ontario L6L 3B7