Without painting, humans would be forced to find other creative outlets, such as creating elaborate methods of dog petting or folding laundry into origami swans. Keep things colorful with today’s Groupon: for $28, you get a BYOB painting class for two people (a $78 value) at Rembrandt All You Can Art in Metairie.
Rembrandt All You Can Art's experienced painters lead fledgling brush wielders and adept artists alike through a variety of classes in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Armed with pre-sketched or blank canvases and BYOB wine, painters sit at the virtual feet of Rembrandt All You Can Art's instructors, who disclose the ins and outs of chromatic acumen from the glow of a flat-screen television. Artsy duos choose to apply the fundamentals of brushwork and color theory to specific drawings from the gallery. Over an HDTV, experienced artists guide participants step-by-step through each workshop, where pupils choose their own colors, pace, and how many or few chest hairs to put on portraits of Fabio. During the approximately 2.5-hour class, students use provided paint, brushes, easel, aprons, and a 16”x20” canvas to create personalized mantle toppers such as Sunflower, Darwin's Ship, or Elvis I. Follow along with the featured image during your class, or venture off the painted path with any pre-sketched image. The studio keeps corkscrews, napkins, and glasses on hand for people who want to bring their own wine or perform avant-garde juggling routines. Rembrandt recommends that students arrive 20–30 minutes prior to the scheduled class time.