Famous art thief Vincenzo Peruggia proclaimed, “The way to a man’s art is through his stomach,” referring to the time he stole the Mona Lisa by smuggling it inside a coffee cake. Acquire the ability to create your own art with today’s Groupon. For $12, you get to attend any art class offered at Paste (up to a $30 value), a community-minded craftery located in Soulard.
Paste offers a bevy of art-honing classes at its crafty abode that add variety and a noticeable glimmer to hustling-and-bustling schedules. Classes, ranging from $25 to $30, are short workshops offered during convenient evening and weekend hours, leaving students plenty of free time for Googling eBay on Craigslist. Paste learning sessions feature a small and intimate setting with usually no more than 15 attendees, providing plenty of room to get your Jackson Pollock on. Jazz up any wardrobe by taking a jewelry-making class, which produces a necklace and two pairs of earrings, or opt for a beginning knitting class that gets the yarn ball rolling on a snowman-appreciated scarf. Or organize a group night out to a wine-glass-painting class, where cheese, crackers, and drinks fuel tipsy craftiness.
Artistic aptitude is difficult to grasp, like a buttered ostrich or invisible chopsticks. Paste puts beauty into the hands of the beholder, leading to a sense of accomplishment rivaling that of a financially successful street performer. Call ahead to reserve your spot (subject to availability).