Creating a masterwork of art can be like wandering through a maze: after a lengthy period of reflection and contemplation, you’ll still probably starve. Appreciate the figurative risks and transcendent joys of artistic creativity with today’s Groupon: for $19, you get a painting class at Paint Along Studios (a $37.45 value).
Paint Along Studios nurtures the inner amateur artist with guided painting classes, designed for all ages and skill levels. To get started, prospective painters can first peruse the class schedule, where they will select a paint-slinging session based on the painting featured that night and the availability of open seats. Next, students will show up for class where canvases, paint, brushes, smocks, and Salvador Dali’s favorite brand of moustache wax will be ready and waiting for their eager hands. As students embark on their artistic apprenticeship, the step-by-step guidance of art instructor, David Collins, keeps paintings headed in the right direction, and away from life-stealing lava pits, ensuring each blossoming Basquiat totes home a masterpiece worthy of framing their mantelpiece.
Student still-lifers are encouraged to bring their own wine and snacks to jump-start the joviality of the 3.5-hour course, with ice, cups, wineglasses, and bottle openers provided by the studio. With a fun, relaxed environment, Paint Along Studios'8 classes make a great option for a girls’ night out, a unique date, or a surprise run-in with a flirtatious tempera salesman.
Central Florida Online praised the classes at Paint Along Studios:
- What a great time we all had. And while you are looking at your picture up close and wondering where you went wrong, when you line them all up against the wall and step back, well, we had quite a bouquet of beautiful Birds of Paradise. – Marialice Quinn, Central Florida Online