Two-Hour Group Painting Event for One or Two People, up to C$58 Off

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A talented team of instructors guide classes through a relaxing session of brush strokes

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  • C$21 a two-hour group painting event for one person (a C$50 value)
  • C$42 a two-hour group painting event for two people (a C$100 value)

Cubism: Flattening Time and Space

When approaching the canvas, it’s often a habit to depict the world as you perceive it. Check out Groupon’s guide to Cubism to explore one unusual way to broaden your perspective.

A Cubist painting might resemble a pile of puzzle pieces at first—and in some ways, that’s exactly what it is. A transformative way of rendering three-dimensional reality onto a two-dimensional plane, Cubism combines multiple perspectives of its subject into one simultaneous picture. A cubist interpretation of a coffee can, for instance, might include a view of the circular opening from above, the ridges reflecting light off the sides, the body flattened into a rectangle, and the bottom as another circle. In dissecting objects this way, Cubists did away with the preoccupation of mimicking a certain “natural” viewpoint, which would have rendered the opening of the can an oval and the bottom invisible. In the same way as a person understands an object over time by altering their relative position to it—turning it in their hands or doing cartwheels around it—Cubists provide more visual information by joining different slices of time and space.

It’s impossible to talk about Cubism without talking about Picasso, just as with relativity and Einstein or love and Barry White. Less of a household name is the movement’s cocreator, Georges Braque. These two luminaries independently stumbled upon the same painting principles in the first decade of the 20th century, then came together to flesh out and evolve the form. Common motifs ranged from earlier deconstructed still lifes painted with a limited palette to later, more-colorful portraits made with large, swooping shapes.

The term Cubism itself seems to have been coined not by either of these painters but by French art critic Louis Vauxcelles, after seeing some of Braque’s landscapes in 1908—full of twisting, abstracted trees and jagged outcroppings of earth. In these new forms, Vauxcelles saw only “bizarreries cubiques,” or “cubic oddities.”

A Chat with Sip and Paint

What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Sophisticated 1000 sq.ft loft studio downtown Toronto. Our client's are a mix of young professionals who create a cool, welcoming vibe. You never know who you're going to meet ...

What is the experience customers can expect?
Shake off the stress, have fun and relax as we guide you to create a painting du jour.

What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I wanted to share my passion for art with everyone! I wanted to show everyone that they can paint

What do you love most about your job?
I love that moment people look at their painting in disbelief that they created it.

Customer Reviews

I enjoyed this event. The hosts were nice and friendly and the instructor was very helpful in giving directions. I liked the painting we did as well.
Nicolette B. · December 13, 2016
fun night
Sherry S. · August 15, 2016
Amazing. The class was fun and the wine was good. The instructor took his time to make sure that everyone was doing good and if you needed help he was there to show you and teach you some tricks. Will definitely be going back again soon!
Oscar M. · July 24, 2016
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    Sip and Paint

    180 Shaw Street

    Toronto, ON M6J 2W5


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