Paintings are a window into the artist's thoughts, from Pollock's chaotic canvases to the little frowny faces on each star in Starry Night. Paint it out with this Groupon.
$17 for a Two-Hour Canvas-Painting Class ($35 Value)
During classes, instructors teach students how to create paintings such as mermaids and celebrity portraits stroke by stroke. The studio supplies everything necessary for the class, including a 16"x20" canvas, paint, brushes, and an easel. Students can bring nonalcoholic beverages and snacks for themselves and the class. Painting projects rotate; click here for a list of classes and their respective projects.
Paint 'n Sit
Paint 'n Sit's resident artists come from a wide variety of backgrounds: art school, corporate America, living inside Garfield comics. Despite these differences, each of them began painting as an expressive outlet—something that they now share with kids and adults at Paint 'n Sit. During classes, parties, or open sessions, teachers walk aspiring painters—regardless of his or her experience—through the process of painting display-worthy masterpieces. Along with provided supplies, students create everything from portraits of famous musicians to works in the style of Picasso.
Paint 'n Sit's studio space surrounds visitors with ample inspiration, exhibiting examples of student paintings on the pastel-colored walls. To foster a party-like atmosphere, Paint 'n Sit's instructors invite visitors to bring along food, nonalcoholic beverages, and prerecorded small talk.