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 $49, you get a 90-minute canvas art class at Faux Design Studio in Addison (a $100 value).
With handsome handiwork appearing everywhere from HGTV's New Spaces to Luxe Magazine and the Daytime Emmys, Faux Design Studio's platoon of professional paintslingers help aspiring artists hone their wall-coating craft. Using pre-prepared canvases harvested each morning from the studio's art bushes, pioneering painters will try their hands at the art of faux painting, replicating decorative elements such as stucco and wood grain via careful brushstrokes and advice whispered from behind the wall. Faux Design's aesthetic architects proffer tips for transferring studio accomplishments to home walls, allowing ebullient embellishers to gussy up an unpatterned apartment, or provide classic finishes to uninspired rooms.
Faux Design's canvas art courses take place under the watchful gaze of two-story picture windows in the studio's light-filled Addison atelier. To encourage the free flow of ideas, inspiration, and Picasso-themed limericks, each class invites students to bring their own wine or beverage of choice with light comestibles such as cheese and crackers on hand to soak up excess vino.