Artistic expression can take the form of a vibrant painting, a decapitated sculpture, or front-yard hedges trimmed into the shape of longing. Let creativity blossom with this Groupon.
$125 for an Arts-and-Crafts Party ($250 Value)
Each artsy party hosts up to 10 people, kids or adults, for a two-hour creative blowout. Guests partake in a personalized artistic activity under the guidance of skilled staffers, as well as beneath provided streamers and balloons. The center also provides invitations to help party planners to spread the word of their bash.
Vita Art Center
The Vita Art Center engages children, teens, and adults in creative expression with visual arts classes and monthly exhibits at their gallery. Capping head counts at 10 students or fewer, instructors work to keep classes welcoming for both beginning artists and those who have already painted a replica of the Sistine Chapel on their living-room ceiling. Young fingers pinch and coil clay and daub acrylic paints, and adolescents delve into more complex skills such as collage-making and printmaking. Adults may twist copper wire into handmade jewelry or learn how to enliven tax returns with stippling, cross-hatching, and other drawing techniques.
San Buenaventura (Ventura)
432 N Ventura Ave.
Ventura, California 93001