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Passionate artists teach you how to paint specifically for a canvas during fun, social events with drinks

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Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Online registration required 24hr in advance. All materials included. Must be 21 or older. 48hr cancellation notice required via email. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $25 for two-hour canvas painting class for one person ($35 value)
  • $46 for two-hour canvas painting class for two people ($70 value)

  • Venues include, but are not limited to Yarde Tavern, Lyme Grille, Dish N Dat, Black Rock Tavern, Maple Tree Cafe, and The Republic Restaurant. Click here to view the calendar for each venue.

Impressionism: A Little Light Painting

Some of the painting techniques you might practice stem from the impressionism art movement. Learn why its pretty pictures were once shocking with Groupon’s introduction.

Before Monet, Degas, Renoir, and Pissarro were household names, they were anonymous by choice. In 1874, under the aegis of the Anonymous Society of Painters, Sculptors, and Printmakers, they launched an independent exhibition marked by works whose soft lines seemed to ripple with light and motion like canopies of leaves in wind and sun. Although it may be hard today to see anything but bright, breezy beauty in Monet’s haystacks or Mary Cassatt’s mother-daughter pairs, the style came as a shock to the art critics of the time, who were used to sober color palettes and meticulous attention to realistic detail. Now, however, the painter’s hand and materials asserted themselves on the canvas in short brushstrokes and a suggestive rather than restrictive approach to lines. Although that first exhibition included the Monet painting Impression, Sunrise, the hazy harbor scene would not have come to name the entire movement if not for one of its detractors. In a review, the critic Louis Leroy threaded a litany of complaints around the term “impressionist,” sniffing that “wallpaper in its embryonic state is more finished than that seascape.”

Impressionism focused on naturalism, but a form of naturalism unedited by distaste for the encroachment of technology and city life. Images of landscapes, city scenes, families enjoying leisure time, and ballerinas stretching for rehearsal show affection for the messiness of earthly life. After the main movement dissolved, artists continued using many of its techniques, forming a body of emotionally vibrant work that came to be known as postimpressionism. In its informal hall of fame are such luminaries as Vincent van Gogh, Georges Seurat, and Paul Cézanne.


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97% of 94 customers recommend

  • “I'd recommend getting there early to get a good seat - being able to see what the instructor is doing is very helpful. Other than that, just don't stress about how...”

    “I'd recommend getting there early to get a good seat - being able to see what the instructor is doing is very helpful. Other than that, just don't stress about how your painting will turn out and have fun! ”

  • “Had a great time. The instructor was awesome! Would suggest more examples of the painting be displayed around the room, so that everyone has an example to follow,...”

    “Had a great time. The instructor was awesome! Would suggest more examples of the painting be displayed around the room, so that everyone has an example to follow, even the people in the back of the room. We used our smart phones to view the painting that was being demonstrated.”

  • “if you want to have fun with your friends for a couple of hours and like to paint its awesome”


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