Art helps people reach a wide audience without shouting from the top of radio towers, provocatively dancing behind a local TV field reporter, or tying speech bubbles to migrating birds. Express yourself with today’s Groupon at Danell Lynn Fine Arts. Choose between the following options:
- For $29, you get a BYOB painting class for one (a $65 value).
- For $49, you get a BYOB painting class for two (a $130 value).<p>
Under the tutelage the professional artists and ardent humanitarians who run Danell Lynn Fine Arts, students gather with favored beverages or empty teacups in hand to sit, chat, and replicate a painting first brushed by one of the art form’s past masters. Classes occur weekly, with instructors shifting focus between different artists on a monthly basis to imbue regular attendees a broad scope of techniques and the confidence to call Andy Warhol out on his shameless use of Photoshop. Groups of no more than 10 students start by sketching onto the 16”x20” canvas provided by the studio, carefully mapping out shapes and regions of color with a pencil before attempting to apply pigment from the on-hand stocks of acrylic paints. Attendees should provide their own brushes in a variety of sizes—a range which should include a small brush, medium brush, and the tail of a patient horse.
The studio space resides within the Garfield Galleria, a brick edifice built circa 1936 that has hosted both apartments and a church before it became the 12 art spaces and vintage shops of today. Danell Lynn’s humanitarian efforts, fueled in part by the funds collected through classes, provide kids in developing countries with art kits, give quilts to the underprivileged the world over, and acquire eco-friendly materials from which to construct the designer’s line of couture clothing and fashion-forward car cozies.