To paint a masterpiece, you need a canvas, a brush, and a lack of attachment to at least one of your ears. Start with the easier steps on your way to creative genius with today’s Groupon to Ann Bridges Art Studio. The studio welcomes students on Wednesday and Friday at 6:30 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Choose from the following options:
- For $29, you get a two-hour BYOB intro to acrylics painting class (a $60 value).
- For $55, you get a two-hour BYOB intro to acrylics painting class for two (a $120 value).
- For $150, you get a two-hour BYOB intro to acrylics painting class for six (a $360 value).<p>
Ann Bridges, a dedicated painter with 15 years of teaching experience, introduces pupils of all skill levels to acrylic painting during two-hour workshops at her top-floor studio. Twelve or fewer budding Rembrandts bond with the provided brushes and easels as Bridges guides them through foundational techniques, color theory, and how to wax their mustaches like Dalí. Students bring libations from home to uncork a bottle of wine or twist off a beer cap while soaking up inspiration from the studio’s 360-degree views of LA. Newly honed observational skills result in painted masterpieces that neophytes take home to replace posters and framed grocery lists.
Ann Bridges Art Studio
"I love teaching art," declares teaching veteran and artist Ann Bridges on her YouTube video. Her students agree. "She helps you develop your own technique and your own style," shares one, and another muses, "Ann is the kind of teacher who creates a really great atmosphere in the studio… I feel like it's a place where I can improve my technique and also foster my creativity."
Drawing inspiration from locales ranging from the cerulean vistas of Catalina Island to the smoky peaks of the Eastern Sierras and the urban landscapes of Los Angeles, Bridges paints as well as she instructs. She creates her work with an impressionist style, an artist's eye, and wrist flicks puppeteered by Monet's ghost.