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 art classes at Mission: Renaissance. Choose from the following class options at either the Simi Valley or Westlake Village location:
- For $70, you get four kids’ art classes (up to a $140.25 value, depending on location).
- For $99, you get four two-hour teen or adult art classes (up to a $235 value, depending on location).
For more than three decades, Mission: Renaissance has unveiled the secrets of great artwork in its fine-arts classes, building two-dimensional beauty with three-dimensional depth. Each studio divides kids (aged 5–12), teens, and adults into small classes to draw upon their inner artistes without drawing on walls thanks to individualized instruction in drawing and painting. Children can unleash fantastic worlds of color and shape with charcoal, pastels, and watercolors in foundation classes designed to mirror apprentice-style learning. During two-hour sketching sessions, teens and adults will acquire basic line-drawing skills, a keen eye to gauge depth of field with ease, and a more imaginative approach to notebook doodling. 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.