Art explores the great mysteries of the world, such as the secret of Mona Lisa’s smile and why the Renaissance was swarming with winged babies. Delve into the unknown with this Groupon.
$49 for Four Two-Hour Adult Art Classes ($100 Value)
Students work on a specific theme in each class, learning the basics of topics such as portrait drawing and landscapes while using pastels, pencils, or acrylic paints. See the schedule here.
Mesa Art Studio
In an unassuming building tucked away off a suburban road, enormous fish swim, pastel penguins turn their backs to the wind, and giraffes in sunglasses strut. These works are the result of art camps and classes for students aged 4 and older at Mesa Art Studio. Founder Kris Cannaday has taught art in various forms and mediums for more than 25 years, but she continues to enhance her brush skills by attending seminars, taking art classes, and painting designs on loved ones’ faces while they sleep. She teaches courses geared toward kids' attention spans as well as broad-ranging adult classes that last up to two hours. Cannaday’s patient approach to teaching allows her to reach students of all skill levels, including those with learning and physical disabilities. During her three-day summer camps, she also introduces kids to arty fundamentals. During the trio of sessions, kids armed with art markers, colored pencils, or even pastels engage with projects ranging from portraits of zoo animals and cartoony faces to kiddie-sized facsimiles of works by masters from Van Gogh to Cezanne.