Subtlety is a hallmark of brilliant art, whether it's the hint of a smile on the Mona Lisa or the cow on a motorcycle in the background of American Gothic. Dive into the details with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $29 for a 2.5-hour BYOB painting class for one (a $65 value)
- $55 for a 2.5-hour BYOB painting class for two (a $130 value)
As students sip on beverages they've brought from home, instructor Michelle Winick provides all the necessary supplies and guidance for painting a picture in acrylics. Classes meet from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, and each week of the month has a different theme, such as still life, landscapes, or "Painting the Masters." Click here for a class schedule.
Whether you're locking eyes with one of his tiger portraits or attending his pencil-drawing class, one can't help but ask: how does Jerry Winick find the time? His own artwork alone is an exercise in patience, as his pencil drawings can take up to three months to finish. They capture animal faces and Brooklyn streets with striking detail and clarity, so much so that people often believe they're looking at photographs. But, in addition to sketching out these award-winning snapshots, Jerry also runs Pencilworks Studio, a venue for burgeoning artists to mingle and learn.
Here, he leads classes in his chosen medium—pencil—for both children and adults. His personalized instructions help students reproduce a photo on paper, all without tracing or resorting to the Xerox machine they've hidden under their shirt. The studio hosts other workshops as well, helmed by Karen and other professional artists. Depending on their area of expertise, instructors can teach guests how to work with watercolors or experiment with different cartooning techniques. Karen also arranges birthday painting parties for kids, BYOB Paint Nights and Team Building events for corporations.