Had Michelangelo foregone art school, the Sistine Chapel would instead depict kitty cat frescoes, unfinished games of tic-tac-toe, and phone numbers to call for a good time. Celebrate artistic achievement with today's Groupon to Fine Arts Connection in Maryville. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get an introductory drawing class (a $24 value).
- For $15, you get a Chinese brush painting class (a $30 value).
Fine Arts Connection provides artistic entrepreneurs of all ages and skill levels with the means to create. Instructor Yichen Reneau enlivens brushstrokers with more than 15 years of teaching experience and prodigious skill in an array of styles and media. The 90-minute introductory drawing course inserts biology-class notebook doodlers into a different classroom to work on fundamentals such as shadow shading, how to make thumbs not look weird, and recruiting fruit models. Meanwhile, the two-hour Chinese brush painting class lets students ink Chinese characters with special brushes on provided rice paper, upon which they'll delicately depict the characters for truth, beauty, and Marilyn Monroe sunbathing on a duvet made of Campbell's soup cans.
Classes are capped at 20 students to provide ample individual attention from instructors and wall portraits with shifty eyes. Three initial classes will be offered March 29 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., April 9 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and April 19 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Additional dates and times may be added as necessary.
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