What You'll Get
Before the ancient Romans began to sculpt raw materials into works of art, the only ways they could acquire something beautiful was to either net a butterfly or spear some feral marble. Soberly shape your artistic side with today's Groupon: for $123, you get four three-hour Beginner Clay Sculpture classes at Teale Street Sculpture Studio in Culver City (a $245 value). Classes meet once a week for four weeks.
Teale Street plays host to handy hands with a 4,000-square-foot studio encompassing an expansive clay studio, a stone carving yard, and communal workspaces for professional artists and hobbyists alike. Clay-sculpture classes are open to sculptors of all experience levels, as Teale Street's bevy of experienced and accomplished artists serve as studio instructors, helping students hone the basics during intimate, three-hour gatherings. Amateur chiselers start with the fundamentals of traditional figure sculpture to help them become more comfortable with manipulation and instill a basic understanding of anatomy, proportion, structure, and how Abe Lincoln got to be so large and memorialized. Students are then free to mold their clay into an earthen likeness of their choosing, with all clay and tools provided.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 1, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Must redeem classes by 8/31/11. Must be 18 or older. New students only. Classes must be taken consecutively. Non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.