Artists always want muses without realizing they are a big responsibility, demanding regular walks, a ticket to every sunset, and smoothies made of old pastels and Greek yogurt. Cultivate your creativity an easier way with today's Groupon: for $17, you get a "Taste of Art" class at Sawtooth School for Visual Art, located in Winston-Salem (a $35 value).
For 65 years, the nonprofit Sawtooth School for Visual Art has aided artists of all skill levels and disciplines in the development and enjoyment of their respective talents. In keeping with this celebratory tradition, the school’s "Taste of Art" series combines palettes with palates, encouraging students to bring along a snack, appetizer, or bottle of wine. Scheduled on Friday nights from 6 p.m.–8 p.m., classes cover topics such as ceramics, silk scarves, graphics, and jewelry making. The small group format allows students to maximize their face time with one another and their enthusiastic instructor. At the end of each class, well-nourished artisans depart with a tangible piece of work and an intangible lust for more creativity with a side of cheesy crackers.