Painting Party for Up to 8 or 16 People at Personal Picasso (Up to 65% Off)

Austin

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In a Nutshell

Hosts can supply their own beverages and appetizers at parties, where an expert demonstrates painting techniques during a 2.5-hour lesson

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Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Valid within 50 miles of 78745. Includes paints, canvases, brushes, aprons, paint cups, plates, and table cloths. Tables and chairs available for additional cost. Extra $30 fee per additional person up to 20 people per party. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $89 for a painting party for up to 8 people ($240 value)
  • $169 for a painting party for up to 16 people ($480 value)<p>

Groupon purchasers can invite additional guests—not to exceed 20 people/party—for an additional fee ($30/person). The facility provides paints, canvases, brushes, aprons, paint cups, plates, and tablecloths along with a 2.5-hour lesson.<p>

Modernism: The Art of Turmoil

When you’re choosing what to paint, your palette of possibilities may include works inspired by modernism. Explore the history of this rule-breaking movement with Groupon’s guide to modernism.

Picasso’s angular, impudent ladies of Avignon; Duchamp’s time-lapse portrait of a naked trip downstairs; Mondrian’s serene grids; Pollock’s tangled paint splatters. These works have little in common visually, but the electric current running through each is the modernist tradition. At the turn of the 20th century, the world was in upheaval. Advances in communication, travel, and industrial technologies, economic unrest and inequality, and the increasing mechanization of global warfare contributed to a crisis of faith in the traditions that had seemed to bind much of Europe. In this climate, critical thinkers began to tug on the threads that held familiar artistic forms together to see what happened as they unraveled. Drawing upon roots set down by the art nouveau and impressionist movements, artists across Europe rejected the search for meaning through realism, instead relying on an “art for art’s sake” approach to their work, which was often abstract, shocking, and even deliberately grotesque.

Soon, modernism would cross the Atlantic, hitting New York City at the Armory Show of 1913. Paintings by notable Americans such as Edward Hopper and Mary Cassatt mingled with works by Europeans—including Picasso, Duchamp, and Wassily Kandinsky—ready to make their American debuts and try hot dogs for the first time. Faced with the stark abstraction of paintings such as Duchamp’s Nude Descending a Staircase, no. 2, many attendees were left confused and even outraged by the willful disregard for classical tradition. “I would call it a sort of labor-saving sculpture, representing the simplicity of artistic indolence,” opined one writer in the Literary Digest; others chalked up the new sense of abstraction to shoddy thinking, or even disease. But the American avant garde had noisily arrived and would continue to evolve into such forms as abstract expressionism and pop art through the middle of the 20th century, when everyone suddenly decided to start working in play-doh instead.

Personal Picasso

Sessions at Personal Picasso turn painting into a party as an instructor guides participants toward creating their own masterpieces. During the lesson, painters are encouraged to sip BYO drinks, alcoholic or otherwise, and chat with fellow artists. Whether hosting a public session or a private party, Personal Picasso supplies all brushes, canvases, cups, cutlery, and corkscrews.

Customer Reviews

We had a blast! So much fun
Chelsea M. · July 13, 2014
Contact the business first to see if they can match the price
Kelsey S. · January 25, 2016
Very relaxed environment and a lot of fun!!
Karina G. · January 15, 2016
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    7403 Ferndale circle

    Austin, TX 78745

    +12549131817

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