Masterpiece Mixers - Louisville

Masterpiece Mixers - Louisville

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In a Nutshell

Art instructors guide class in creating unique pieces of art with step-by-step instructions while members create and socialize

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Nov 11, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Valid only for option purchased. Online registration required. Subject to class availability. Please see website for class age requirements. Not valid for private events, fundraisers, "Paint your Pet Classes", camps, or other special events. You may use the Groupon value towards 2.5–3 hour classes by paying the difference of $5-$10. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $17 for a two-hour painting class for one ($25 value)
  • $34 for a two-hour painting class for two ($50 value)

Oil Paint: A Happy Medium

Oil paint is ubiquitous on the walls of art museums and galleries throughout the world. Find out what makes it so popular among renowned artists and casual painters alike.

Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. Van Gogh’s Starry Night. Monet’s Water Lilies. Although these iconic works differ greatly in style, they all share a medium: oil paint. Prized by artists for its rich tones and easy maneuverability, oils virtually slide across the canvas, filling in every minute detail and capturing the complex colors of the world around us. However, the actual oil itself—generally extracted from plants such as linseed, poppy, and saffron—is simply a binding agent, a base in which to suspend different pigments. Each base yields a slightly different finished product—some yellow slightly over time, whereas others lend the finished work a glossy, varnish-like sheen. Since some oils stay wet longer than others, artists can expedite or slow the drying time of a painting by experimenting with the different oils.

Many experts credit Flemish painter Jan van Eyck for the popularization of oil paint in Western art, and from the 15th century onward, oil paint outpaced other media as artists’ canvas covering of choice. However, the production of each color—often by hand—was an exhausting process, and it wasn’t until the 1800s, when metal paint tubes made preserving paint easier, that the medium became widely accessible, allowing artists to spend more time ruminating on their work and less time painstakingly grinding pigment into oil.

Customer Reviews

have fun
Deborah J. · December 8, 2015
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Thanks, Deborah!
Merchant replied · November 14, 2016
Had a very fun time Teacher was great Enjoyable experience
Marsha A. · October 25, 2015
Had a great time
Marla C. · October 25, 2015

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