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.
$35 for a Three-Hour Sculpture Class ($75 Value)
Trained artists lead up to 20 students through a session (a $25 value) that tackles the art form of sculpture, catering to all levels of artistic ability. Classes run July 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and August 11, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., with more sessions added as needed. All materials are included (a $25 value), as well as a $25 coupon that can be used toward a one-day class (a $25 value), a membership fee (a $50 value), or handmade items such as Buddha sculptures (a $12–$30 value) or Metallix wax (a $7–$12 value). All sculpting is done in Powertex.
Forest City Decorative Artists
Focusing largely on watercolours, acrylics, and oils, the resident instructors at Forest City Decorative Artists help students create paintings showcasing vibrant objects such as folk-art fruit baskets, twinkle-eyed cats, or a trio of multihued umbrellas perched in the sand. Other media, from coloured pencils to sculpture, have tiptoed into the curriculum as well. These techniques allow burgeoning artists to expand their repertoire as they shade portraits in various, non-smearing hues or mould expressive figurines known to hopscotch across the pages of paint-by-numbers books.