What You'll Get
Creating a masterwork of art can be like wandering through a maze: after a lengthy period of reflection and contemplation, you’ll still probably starve. Appreciate the figurative risks and transcendent joys of artistic creativity with today’s Groupon: for $19, you get $39 toward any class or camp or one entry into an Art-2-Gogh painting party at Casa de Linda in New Braunfels (a $39 value).
Created by 30-year art-teaching veteran Linda Calvert Jacobson, Casa de Linda houses creative classes, camps, and parties, all taught by experienced artists. Feed inner starving artists with an adult art class ($95–$295) such as Basic Acrylic Painting ($125/6 classes), where students learn to use various tools to properly mix colors and paint special effects. Or create window-worthy sun catchers and add pizzazz to plain glass monocles with the Stained Glass for Adults: Beginning Lead class ($225/6-week course). Casa de Linda also hosts children’s art camps for ages 5–16, with topics ranging from creating papier-mâché fish to sculpting and painting dinosaurs. All classes and camps are kept small and include all required supplies.
For a more social paint scene, the Art-2-Gogh painting parties combine experienced instruction, painting subjects, and friendly attendants into a three-hour shindig of color, conversation, and paintbrush fencing. Painters, equipped with all necessary supplies as well as a disposable wine glass, may sip on complimentary coffee and tea before embarking on their canvas adventures. Each class highlights a different Texas-themed subject to portray with liquid hues, such as Gruene Hall, which bills itself as Texas’s oldest dance hall, the Guadalupe River, and a 10-gallon hat. Though other refreshments are provided, clients must bring their own wine if they so choose.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 26, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Subject to availability. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.