According to his paintings, Van Gogh's time in Paris included evenings devoted to gazing at starry skies and countless days spent lying upon lopsided furniture. Teach kids to render the world around them with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get four weeks of kids' art classes at Noah’s Art (up to an $82.84 value). Choose between the Blakeney or South Park locations.
The instructors at Noah’s Art guide young hands in learning to create visual art in all its forms while imparting fundamentals for proper use of tools and techniques. Students meet once a week for four weeks, following any one of the programs unique to the Blakeney and South Park locations, ranging from painting and clay sculpture to vocals-based Song Art. Noah's arranges classes by age group, allowing children to interact with peers of a similar developmental stage while engaging in themed projects and holding fantasy-football drafts. More distinctive offerings include 3-D Art, in which cardboard creations explore the elusive third dimension, and Wearable Art, which gives pupils the chance to design their own fashionable adornments.
In addition to equipping artistes with smocks and supplies, instructors furnish one-on-one attention with low teacher-to-student ratios. Guardians are required to attend sessions for children age 2, and all other classes leave parents free to run errands or wait in the lobby. Interested parties can view a sample gallery of past projects here or by thoroughly examining neighborhood refrigerator doors.
In a handful of studios scattered between Charlotte, North Carolina, and Springfield, Missouri, kids express their artistic creativity under the friendly supervision of Noah’s Art instructors. Classes cover a wide variety of topics—from painting and clay sculpture to vocals-based Song Art—and are arranged by age group, allowing children to interact with peers of a similar developmental stage while engaging in philosophical musings on the meaning of parent-enforced time-outs. Instructors also teach basic art tools and techniques, such as how to properly hold a paintbrush or sculpt clay using only your mind.