Painting a portrait is a more sophisticated way to study facial features than stealing a mannequin or challenging a snowman to a staring contest. Capture a range of expressions without succumbing to frostbite with today's Groupon to Lynda Diamond Paintings on Agricola Street. Choose between the following options:
• For $75, you get four three-hour oil-painting classes on Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (a $150 value).
• For $75, you get four three-hour oil-painting classes on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (a $150 value).
Lynda Diamond indoctrinates students into the art of oil painting with intimate instruction and a focus on cementing basic skills. During intensive training sessions, pupils fill their right brains with classical painting techniques and transfer them from mind to brush to create oil-based portraits, landscapes, and still lifes. Endowed with an eclectic fine-arts background, the professional artist infuses old master methods with contemporary twists in order to expand the repertoire of seasoned painters and inspire beginners to explore traditional and modern trends. Diamond encourages oil-painting apprentices to embrace their individuality while composing pieces in order for their personalities to shine through their work and help light any poorly lit hallways.