Painting in the comfort of your own home often leads to incomplete masterpieces, eating the tasty-looking colors, or stopping before you start. With today's Groupon, let the paint fly with the motivation of others and the accompaniment of an optional libation. For $20, you can attend a BYOB painting class on the regular schedule ($45 value) at the St. Petersburg location of Painting with a Twist, where you can paint and converse in an artfully social atmosphere.
Painting with a Twist redraws the group art class in a relaxingly casual environment. You'll be paired with an expert local artist who will lead you down a road of Van Gogh-ism. Check the schedule online to view classes, held every day but Monday on Central Avenue. Each session will teach you how to replicate the featured design (upcoming classes include everything from landscapes of fish to colorful frog creations). A canvas, paints, and brushes are all provided.
Painting with a Twist is perfect for people with artistic aspirations who may feel too intimidated or not know where to start in the creative process. Don’t listen to the voice in your head telling you that you’re not a creative person. That voice is wrong, and this Groupon is the chance to prove it. Under the soothing influence of good company, your boldest visions and most hidden techniques will surface pleasantly on the canvas, like dolphins of the soul peering up curiously at the dazzled onlookers.
- After the class, more than one [student] said they were happily surprised that they completed a painting, and that the wine likely helped ease their inhibitions. "You're not in a contest. You're not there to really learn lessons. You're just there to have a good time," said Scott Pownall, 51, a former city firefighter who came with his girlfriend and her daughter. "I love it. I've never done anything like this before in my life." – Luis Perez, St. Petersburg Times
While Painting with A Twist students in Florida have yet to write online reviews, one Yelper gives the Dallas branch of Painting with a Twist four stars:
- It's the ultimate combination of the fun I had painting as a kid, plus all that adults love about life: booze. – Kate I.