Paint-by-number canvases enjoyed art-world success before being reduced to a meaningless jumble of colors when numerals one and seven swapped places. Subvert devious digits with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get a three-hour painting workshop at Paint Along in Brentwood (a $30 value).
Paint Along enriches the group art-workshop experience by providing expert step-by-step instruction in a laidback setting. All the supplies are provided so homemade horsehair paintbrushes can be left at home, but feel free to bring along a bottle of wine to fuel creative courage. The attentive staff instruct budding painters and answer any questions, ensuring artists leave gleefully clutching a ready-to-hang 16” x 20” masterpiece. Participants can search Paint Along’s calendar for a class that fits their schedule and choose from themed workshops such as "Poppies at Sunset," "House in Provence," and "Weekend at Bernie's." Following along with a predetermined painting takes away the stress and time of designing an image, allowing canvas-coaters to relax into the soothing rhythm and peaceful motion of their brushstrokes.