Hand-painted pottery has a rich legacy of storytelling, from the Grecian urns that document the perils of Orpheus and Eurydice to modern coffee mugs that foretell epic tales of the world’s greatest grandpa. Paint your own story with today’s Groupon to Painting Fun Spot. Choose from the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of paint-and-take plaster pottery and figurines.
- For $15, you get one two-hour Painting Fun art class (a $30 value).
- For $29, you get two two-hour Painting Fun art classes (a $60 value).<p>
Though the paint-and-take option is open to all ages, students must be 12 years or older for the Painting Fun classes, and anyone younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult who is also enrolled in the class.
Painting Fun Spot equips artists of all ages with all the necessary supplies to create colorful sculptures in a relaxed, inspiring studio environment. During paint-and-take sessions, Michelangelos first select from more than 1,000 blank plaster pieces ($7.95–$35.95), such as home decorations, animals, and googly-eyed Sillie Stonez. Equipped with brushes, glitter, smocks, and nontoxic paint—all included in the purchase price—patrons can spend all the time they need to decorate each masterpiece, adorning it with colorful strokes. Once maestros have applied their finishing touches, Painting Fun Spot’s helpful attendants seal in the eye-catching designs and the world’s best kept secrets, readying pieces to take home within 10 minutes.
Tonya Warnke Buszuwski, a professional artist with works in collections throughout the U.S., instructs pupils in the finer points of pigment placement during two-hour Painting Fun art classes. Students work step-by-step through a selected canvas work, capturing the tranquility of an impressionistic Tuscan countryside, the bold hues of a cross, or a trio of tulips painted in the style of modern pop art. Class fees include all necessary supplies, a snack, and aprons, though participants are advised to wear old clothes in case any newer T-shirts get accidentally painted over with outdated ironic slogans. Customers may bring a beverage of choice, including adult libations, to classes.
Painting Fun Spot
Artist Mike Buszuwski wanted to create “an inspirational place for kids to come and explore art.” Thus, Painting Fun Spot was born. He and his artistic staff equip artists of all ages with all the necessary supplies—nontoxic, USA-made plaster pieces, paints, sealants, and paintball guns—to create colorful sculptures in a relaxed, kid-friendly studio complete with booster seats and pint-sized aprons. Vibrant walls and an undersea mural inspire creativity during studio time, summer camps, and parties and help budding artists bestow blank plaster canvases with hand-painted masterpieces.
Painting Fun Spot also hosts painting fun art classes, during which instructor Tonya Warnke Buszuwski, a professional artist with works in collections throughout the U.S., instructs adults in the finer points of pigment placement. She leads students step by step through a selected canvas work, capturing the tranquility of an impressionistic Tuscan countryside, the bold hues of a cross, or a trio of tulips playing poker with a basset hound.