Creating a masterwork of art can be like wandering through a maze: after a lengthy period of reflection and contemplation, you’ll still probably starve. Appreciate the figurative risks and transcendent joys of crafty creativity with today’s Groupon at PortraitBug on Broadway. Choose between the following options:
- For $325, you get a kids or adult craft party for up to ten people (a $650 value)
- For $15, you get your choice of a basic collage and scrapbooking class or a card-making class (a $30 value).
PortraitBug is a studio devoted to the art of capturing and beautifully preserving cherished memories. With your choice of craft class or ten person craft carousel, you have full access to the studio's range of creative endeavors. Basic collage and scrapbooking or card-making classes all hone in on the craft of using photos, paper, and decorative embellishments to create gorgeous layouts and tell familial and personal stories using existing images. Whether documenting the arrival of a new baby, a wedding day, or a dramatic artifact hunt through the depths of the Dardanelles, these classes will ensure you know how to do so with aesthetically pleasing panache. A flexible schedule and friendly instructors complete the edifying package.
Alternately, the 90-minute party packages provide a creative playground for up to ten children age 6-16 or an entourage of artistic adults. The kids' carousel kick starts with a 30-minute photo shoot, followed by a 30-minute crafting session where a teacher helps partygoers decorate the memories of minutes past. Birthday cake, juice, and a party specialist to aid in setup and cleanup all ensure stomachs are silenced in a mess-free manner. Supplement adult soirees with brought beverages and nibble on the studio's personalized cupcakes as a PortraitBug Team Member leads the group through themed activities. Brides to be can enlist the aid of trusted friends to create a photo book for the groom, groom's mother, or randomly selected wedding crasher. shoot make the resulting photographs easily shareable with friends and family for years to come.
- Turn your photos into lifetime memories at PortraitBug, which combines a portrait studio and scrapbooking store. – Izzy Brown and Randi Press, NY Metro Parents
- She wants you to “Get those photos off the computer and out of the shoebox.” Her concept is threefold: scrapbook store, portrait studio and party room. A young mother was busily buying colorful paper, tags, stickers and doo-dads for precisely the reason that scrapbooking has become so popular… – Lydie Raschka, West Side Spirit
Lively photographers play off their high-energy subjects, moving around the studio as families, kids, and pets laugh, play, and display their natural character during relaxed in-studio portrait sessions. While cute and cuddly subjects often light up PortraitBug's flashbulbs, the photographers welcome a variety of other subjects, from families and expectant mothers to professionals in need of resume-worthy headshots and teens looking for the right glamour shot for their social-networking profiles. A link to a password-protected gallery grants continued, unlimited access to any previous shoots, shareable with friends and relatives for direct viewing and ordering.
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