Today’s Groupon will awaken your inner, sleeping artist. For $50, you get enrollment and materials for a fall or winter workshop at the Brookline Arts Center, a $70 to $154 value depending on which course you choose. With the one-year membership included in this deal (an additional $35 value), you’ll also get early registration and a discount on future classes.
Even if your skills are more Crayola than Cassatt, the Brookline Center has workshops targeted to your level. Crazy about Calder? Unlock the magic of mobiles with the kinetic sculpture class ($118 value with materials). Need to update your accessories? Learn to make your own funky fashions in the beaded jewelry class ($81 value with materials). Want to paint with oils? Try Beginner Oil Painting ($154 value with materials).
The workshop list is extensive and offers expert instruction in everything from the basics of drawing to decoupage. The cost of materials is included in this deal as well. If you decide that one class isn't enough to scratch your creative itch, your free membership will get you a 10% discount off additional classes and give you access to early registration.
Reviews are scarce, but here’s what one recent student had to say on Citysearch:
- The center also offers a wide variety of classes for adults, which allow for beginners and advance students to learn pottery, wheel-throwing (like the Ghosts movie) oil painting, watercolor, drawing from the figure, landscapes and even cartoons. – Contributor, Citysearch
“Peyton St. Claire, Art-Throb Extraordinaire”
Excerpted from a recent Soap Opera Weekly article:
- Fans of the hit soap Factory Town will be intrigued to know that actor/hunk Peyton St. Claire has recently found an after-work hobby as a distinguished art forger. St. Claire, who stars as Sheriff Cane Harmon, is consistently able to generate indistinguishable copies of classic paintings. Factory Town producer Jane Olsen plans to introduce St. Claire’s real-life hobby into a future story line, in which Sheriff Harmon will be forced to “shirtlessly forge…something,” in order to “save or do something.”
- Eagle-eyed fans may remember when Sheriff Harmon’s rival, Jericho Edgewater, purchased and then destroyed Picasso’s Guernica in a recent story line. Well, we can report that the classic painting depicting the horrors of war is just fine, as the show used an expert forgery painted by St. Claire himself! Says St. Claire, “I love forging art and also helping people.”
- We couldn’t agree more!
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