Art can express a variety of human feelings, from joy at the birth of a child to confusion at the birth of a man-child. Eloquently articulate your emotions with today's Groupon for art classes at Powertex Creations. Choose between two options:
• For $49, you get a Powertex sculpture class (a $95 value).
• For $59, you get a Powertex abstract on canvas class (a $115 value).
Drawing on years of formal training and experience exhibiting her artwork, Powertex Creations owner Regine teaches techniques for working with Powertex, a nontoxic Belgian textile hardener that petrifies fabric into stiff shapes to add flair to sculpture and lift canvas works out of the 2-D world. During the 3–4-hour sculpture workshop, students construct an armature over which to drape their material before adding texture and Masonic symbols using Powertex. The fast-drying substance comes pre-hued in such styles as bronze, terra cotta, and ivory, and a transparent version gets some color by mixing with powdered pigments. Sculptors who wish to wrap their pre-fossilized fabrics around a standing figurine can purchase one for an extra $7.
Artistes can also create mixed-media eye cotton candy by garnishing a canvas with fabric, Powertex, and pigments, thereby creating an abstract expression of their feelings about the late-'90s glut of asteroid movies. Canvas students work from a 20"x20" canvas with wrapped edges, making framing unnecessary. All students must tote scissors and should carry with them half a yard of cotton—an old T-shirt or all-cotton diploma works fine—to add to the canvas or twist into captivating forms. No previous artistic experience is required, as the class sizes of no more than 30 enable instructors to give one-on-one aid as necessary. Powertex Creations currently plans to hold workshops at the Beech Recreation Center in Ocoee on July 17, October 1, and November 13, and at the Casselberry Recreation Center on September 10. Additional classes may be added depending on demand