Art can express a variety of human feelings, from joy at the birth of a child to confusion at the birth of a man-child. Eloquently articulate your emotions with today's Groupon: for $70, you get four kids’ art classes at Mission: Renaissance (up to a $140.25 value, depending on location). Choose from the following locations: Anaheim Hills, Irvine, Laguna Niguel, or Rancho Santa Margarita.
For more than three decades, Mission: Renaissance has unveiled the secrets of great artworks in its fine-arts classes, building two-dimensional beauty with three-dimensional depth. Each studio enables small classes of students ages 5–12 to draw upon their inner artistes with individualized instruction in drawing, painting, and mashed-potato sculpting. Children can unleash fantastic worlds of color and shape with charcoal, pastels, and watercolors in foundation classes meant to mirror apprentice-style learning. Both the registration fee and materials are included in this deal, saving paint-lacking students from having to capture a wild rainbow and milk it for its precious hues.
The meaning of art may be subjective, but Mission: Renaissance believes that the basic, technical skills needed to create art are learnable, regardless of a student’s age or experience. The instructors at the studio, which was originally founded in 1975, illuminate the Gluck Method, which focuses on the classic rendering techniques that the great masters used. The classes can accommodate students as young as 5, and they explore a number of different mediums—including charcoal, watercolors, and oils—while giving attendees the experience they need to appreciate art, as well as create it. Spread across 19 studio locations in southern California, attendance is capped at around six students per instructor, which allows them to offer artists more personalized feedback.
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