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 today's Groupon: for $19, you get a three-hour BYOB painting class at Noric Art & Wellness in La Mesa (a $40 value). Classes are held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday evenings.
Norma Brinker founded Noric Art & Wellness in order to host painting, ceramics, and craftwork classes while continuing to create her own expressionist works, which have appeared in galleries throughout San Diego County. During three-hour BYOB painting classes, Norma presides over a judgment-free zone where 20 students of all skill levels brandish brushes or declaim conceptualist manifestos. Guests may bring along a bottle of wine to jump-start the creative engine, while the studio provides snacks, music, and supplies.
Noric Wellness Center and Fine Art
Norma Brinker could be called a natural. Starting at a very young age, she honed her skills painting for the fun of it. Today, she brings a wealth of experience and a bag of ideas to her studio, Noric Art & Wellness, where she inspires amateur artists with her passion for painting. During Friday night's BYOB classes, florid brush strokes alternate with delicate sips while Norma instructs students on painting select works of art that she has created and paintings of famous artists on blank canvases. When not teaching art classes, Norma puts her skills as a licensed massage therapist to work by doling out massages, cupping treatments, and reflexology.
7317 El Cajon Blvd.
La Mesa, California 91942