Painting the town red may protect the public from passing bull herds, but the finished coat always ends up clashing with the mayor's steely, bloodshot gaze. Redirect paint-based urges with today’s Groupon: for $19, you get a three-hour painting class at Paint the Towne, located on East 21st Street North (a $45 value). Classes are available for ages 15 and up, though students under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
Each Paint the Towne class merges the magic of acrylic mastery with the relaxation of an open-ended BYOB policy. Uncork a bottle, crack open a can, or unscrew the nozzle of the finest three-liter bag, and imbibe one of many scheduled classes, which cover themes ranging from classical re-creations to peacock portraiture. Regardless of experience, all merry painters will enter the plain of painted ease thanks to comprehensive, pressure-free instruction. All materials are provided, including brushes, paints, canvases, and drinky-bib aprons. Whether testing the limits of an existing hobby, dabbling in a new medium, or seeking to expand a life deprived of culture by a possessive pet cat, the painting classes at Paint the Towne are a surefire way to get the pigment rolling.
Be sure to book well in advance and check out the FAQ guide to learn more about class registration policies.
Paint the Towne
Although you don't paint local buildings at Paint the Towne, you get to paint pretty much everything else. Each class prompts students to create a different work of art on their canvas, from autumnal pumpkins and skeletons to pastoral landscapes. During BYOB painting events, pupils bring their own food and drinks to enjoy while getting creative.