Creating a 2-D rendition on canvas requires either the ability to masterfully wield a paintbrush or the strength to flatten a fruit bowl. Discover your artful brawn with today's Groupon: for $28, you get a three-hour group painting lesson from Merlot2Masterpiece (a $59 value). This deal is valid for sessions held at Creative Framing & Mirrors stores in Houston and Spring.
Merlot2Masterpiece coaxes artistic super powers out of mild-mannered students with instructional paint parties led by professional artists. Sessions typically meet from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, or Saturdays, outfitting each attendee with their own canvas as well as all of the necessary equipment including paints, brushes, and security dogs trained to bark, "Don't touch". The instructor then guides the group of up to 18 students through a step-by-step creation of colorful piece such as a Tuscan sunset, a water garden, or a fleur de lis. Up-tempo music pulses throughout the evening and customers are encouraged to bring along their own refreshments or a bottle of wine in order to stimulate their canvas-bound flow of creative juices.
Merlot 2 Masterpiece
Merlot 2 Masterpiece's encouraging art instructors guide fledgling van Goghs in reproducing images on canvas with a flurry of colorful brushstrokes. Each of their painting classes escorts up to 30 students though the creation of a preselected composition, which ranges from landscapes and holiday themes to still lifes and blurry moving lifes. The studio provides all attendees with canvases, brushes, and paints, and welcomes students to bring their snacks and bottles of wine. Artistic expression chugs along to the beat of up-tempo music, easily muted to accommodate student solos. Merlot 2 Masterpiece regularly updates its locations' schedules with listings of dates, times, and featured paintings for each class.