Art classes stimulate children’s imaginations, allowing them to believe in fantastical ideas such as Santa Claus, objective truth, or frosting as a valid dinner. Encourage flights of fancy with today’s Groupon to Studio Art, with locations in Huntington and Westhampton Beach. Choose from the following options:
- For $20, you get $50 worth of drop-in art projects.
- For $45, you get a four-week class (a $100 value).
- For $169, you get a two-hour Recession Buster birthday party, including pizza and drinks for up to 10 (a $365 value). Additional guests may be accommodated for a fee of $19 per child.
Studio Art fuels the customization of everything from canvases and pottery to skateboards and sneakers. Drop-in projects transform everyday objects such as mirrors ($25), belt buckles ($25), long-sleeve T-shirts ($28), and moccasins ($50) into one-of-a-kind works of art as guests pull from an arsenal of studio-supplied paints, glue, jewels, and trinkets and bend them to suit their creative whims or the demands of the preschool fashion scene. Artists-in-training get help harnessing their potential during classes such as the four-week Once Upon a Time class, where teachers read from a storybook, then help kids reenact the story and its theme with art projects and their collective imagination. Children can create glitter wands and shields to play the part of a sorcerer or heroic princess, or they can take on the role of an eccentric insurance salesperson by dressing up in capes or tiaras that they design themselves. The Mix it Up Boys! classes delve into educational arts such as exploding volcanoes and homemade bouncy balls, and the girls’ classes appeal to ocular and olfactory tastes with signature perfume scents, bath salts, and glittery containers.
To add creative flair to special events, Studio Art offers a two-hour Recession Buster birthday party that invites up to 10 partygoers to feast on pizza and drinks as they embark on a creative project. Attendees can liven up rainy days by painting their own colorful umbrella, use stencils and glitter to design their own T-shirt, or create the perfect vessel for imaginary car keys by decorating a plaster piece. Parties also allow kids to play the role of canvas, by including complimentary face painting and temporary tattoos when time permits.
Studio Art supplies the media and the instruction for customizing everything from canvases and pottery to skateboards and sneakers. During birthday parties, afterschool programs, and camps, artists transform everyday objects into one-of-a-kind works of art. Mirrors, moccasins, and belt buckles dress up in an arsenal of paints, glitters, jewels, and trinkets according to creative whims or the demands of the preschool fashion scene. Classes hone specific skills such as sewing and fashion design, and teen night occupies adolescents with henna, beading, and scrapbooking in an informal setting.