For $30, today's deal gets you a seven-week art course with Elliott Jordan at the Elliott Jordan Studio Gallery in Pleasant Ridge (a $70 value). Elliott Jordan’s artistic career spans four decades, including time spent as a freelance and portrait artist and as an instructor of art at the University of Kentucky and Transylvania University. Join him for one of three seven-week courses: Basic Drawing for Adults (Mondays, 6:30 to 8 p.m.), Learn to Draw Portraits (Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m.), or Painting for Adults, Beginners, and Advanced (Thursdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m.). Elliott loans students supplies for their first lesson, but they should acquire their own pencils, paints, brushes, and muses for subsequent classes.
Elliott Jordan Studio Gallery
Originally from Cartersville, Virginia, Elliott Jordan traveled south to pursue his passion, sojourning in Kentucky, where he received his bachelor’s in art and eventually his master’s in arts education. Experienced in portraiture, Jordan has transformed expressive countenances into works of art for more than 40 years, and his work has been displayed from the East to the Midwest—gracing the walls of the Cincinnati City Hall, Kentucky State University, and the historic Harriet Beecher Stowe House in Connecticut. Following a number of inspiring visits to Ghana, Jordan became a collector and dealer of African art, and today he displays and sells African artifacts at his gallery, as well as his own works and gold-framed pizza-delivery menus. He leads a number of painting classes inside the gallery's studio, where students follow along to create unique and colorful creations.