Two-Hour Painting Class for One or Two at Inks & Drinks (Up to 58% Off)

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Customer Reviews

243 Ratings

Very fun experience. They make great art super approachable, even to those who don't think they have creative talent.
Autumn G. · October 12, 2015
It was a great experience. Liked that not everyone's was going to look the same and that you can make it your own. Would so do this again.
Tim L. · September 3, 2014
Great experience, so much fun & Neesa (The owner) is awesome
Erica B. · August 26, 2014

What You'll Get


Choose Between Two Options

  • $21 for two-hour painting class for one ($50 value)
  • $42 for two-hour painting class for two ($100 value)

Impressionism: A Little Light Painting

Some of the painting techniques you might practice stem from the impressionism art movement. Learn why its pretty pictures were once shocking with Groupon's introduction.

Before Monet, Degas, Renoir, and Pissarro were household names, they were anonymous by choice. In 1874, under the aegis of the Anonymous Society of Painters, Sculptors, and Printmakers, they launched an independent exhibition marked by works whose soft lines seemed to ripple with light and motion like canopies of leaves in wind and sun. Although it may be hard today to see anything but bright, breezy beauty in Monet’s haystacks or Mary Cassatt’s mother-daughter pairs, the style came as a shock to the art critics of the time, who were used to sober color palettes and meticulous attention to realistic detail. Now, however, the painter’s hand and materials asserted themselves on the canvas in short brushstrokes and a suggestive rather than restrictive approach to lines. Although that first exhibition included the Monet painting Impression, Sunrise, the hazy harbor scene would not have come to name the entire movement if not for one of its detractors. In a review, the critic Louis Leroy threaded a litany of complaints around the term “impressionist,” sniffing that “wallpaper in its embryonic state is more finished than that seascape.”

Impressionism focused on naturalism, but a form of naturalism unedited by distaste for the encroachment of technology and city life. Images of landscapes, city scenes, families enjoying leisure time, and ballerinas stretching for rehearsal show affection for the messiness of earthly life. After the main movement dissolved, artists continued using many of its techniques, forming a body of emotionally vibrant work that came to be known as postimpressionism. In its informal hall of fame are such luminaries as Vincent van Gogh, Georges Seurat, and Paul Cézanne.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires 150 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Appointment required. One alcoholic beverage included for each adult over 21 with purchase. Alcohol available for purchase at studio. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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