Before art, people expressed emotion by either attacking a punching bag or hugging a punching bag while weeping. Express yourself by learning how to paint your punching bag with today's Groupon to Pastimes for a Lifetime, located in Valley Glen. Choose between two options:
- For $10, you get a basic drawing class and a project booklet (a $20 value).
- For $50, you get a basic drawing class, a project booklet, and four additional classes (a $100 value).
For more than 20 years, Linda Wehrli has opened her studio to teach artistic-minded students of all ages, providing personal attention in small class settings while encouraging fledgling artists to work at his or her own pace. With this deal, you can opt for a basic drawing class that includes use of the studio's supplies, plus a 15-page project booklet that students can take home to practice what they have learned by painting monocles onto the faces of neighborhood cats. Those choosing the four additional classes can receive aesthetic advice on how to craft the next Mona Lisa Wrestling Whistler's Mother masterwork with pen and ink, oil pastel, colored pencil, calligraphy, and more. For these additional classes, students must provide their own supplies or purchase them from the studio. Linda's one-hour art class schedule and curriculum are available online.
Pastimes for a Lifetime
Linda Wehrli has raw talent. Since age 5, she has re-created her world through drawings and paintings and has channeled her sense of self-expression through playing the piano, abilities that led her to study formally with instructors from Juliard and Cal State Northridge. Now, with her works hanging in private collections, Linda passes on her knowledge to students at Pastimes for a Lifetime.
She teaches students of all skill levels and ages—6-year-olds to seniors—to hone their creativity into life-like or abstract drawings and paintings. Her classes aim to build a foundation of aptitude in one particular medium, such as drawing with pen or charcoal or painting with oils or acrylics—and the necessary supplies can all be purchased at the on-site art shop.
Tapping into her musical talents, she also helms piano lessons, teaching students to read and play music. Her confidence-building approach helps beginners and advanced players alike become better musicians, and inspires those once spurned by a piano that wouldn't settle down to become reacquainted with their abilities. To further their studies, pianists can go home with a book she co-published with her husband.