Creativity can strike at any moment, whether you're near a canvas and brushes or beside a slumbering strongman and many rolls of toilet paper. Learn to recognize opportune moments with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $12 for a Pizza & Picasso Nights class for one child (a $25 value). These classes take place the every Friday in July and the first Friday of every following month, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Children aged 5–12 nibble on pizza while learning about the evening's featured artist, which in the past has included Henri Matisse, Paul Cezanne, Georgia O'Keefe, and Edgar Degas. Afterwards, kids interpret the artist's unique style using project materials at multimedia workstations. Parents, while not required to stay, may join in the festivities, and fathers are always encouraged to grow a Dali mustache.
- $40 for two adult passes to a Wine Down: Make a Pair of Beaded Earrings class for one adult (an $80 value). The class is currently scheduled on Friday, August 17 and the third Friday of every following month, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Additional dates may be added as demand requires; additional dates after the 8/17 class have a theme that is to be determined.
Students bring wine to share with the class before assembling beaded dangle earrings with guidance from jewelry designer Crista Grasso. Participants learn wrapped-loop techniques and use copper, silver, and a handful of crystals and gemstones to fashion their ear embellishments.
Longtime resident of northeastern Connecticut, Carly Martin founded Silver Circle in 2008 with the belief that art is the glue that keeps communities together, granting local artists a space to exhibit their masterworks, hosting classes for aspiring Picassos to hone their craft, and providing a venue for jewelry makers to sell their crafts. The original pieces in Martin's gallery––which have included works by Jean-Paul Jacquet and George Chaplin––rotate on a four- to six-week schedule, and featured exhibits can be viewed in the main hall every Tuesday through Sunday, or through an enchanted mirror on Monday. Rather than having a decorative mindset while choosing the pieces for the gallery, Martin takes a more spontaneous approach, telling the Putnam Villager, “We don't concern ourselves with 'matching'... If a piece of artwork speaks to us, it can change our whole space and add energy and interest in unexpected ways. Art truly breathes life into a home.”