BYOB Adult Painting Class or All-Ages Painting Class at The Art Beat (Up to 46% Off). Four Options Available.

Campbell

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A creative art studio that offers BYOB canvas painting courses geared towards adults only and classes for children and families

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Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Younger than 18 must be accompanied by guardian. Reservation required. Subject to availability. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Groupon may not be redeemed across multiple visits. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Four Options

  • $19 for one adult admission to a BYOB canvas painting class ($35 value)
  • $39 for two adult admissions to a BYOB canvas painting class ($70 value)
  • $75 for four adult admissions to a BYOB canvas painting class ($140 value)
  • $69 for two adult and two child admissions for an all-ages canvas painting class ($120 value)

For availability, view the class schedule.

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.”

Customer Reviews

15 Ratings

The staff is super friendly and the instructor explains in a very simple and easy to understand way, the steps to make your own painting. They're more than happy to guide you if you're stuck somewhere. I've never painted before and I was nervous about the whole thing - but in the end, I came out with a really beautiful painting! I highly recommend this place. All the art supplies are provided by them. You do not need to carry a single thing from home. So it's really convenient. You are allowed to bring your own food and drinks and have a great time with friends!
Priyanka D. · August 19, 2016
Very relaxed but informative staff
Jennifer B. · August 18, 2016
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    68 East Campbell Avenue

    Campbell, CA 95008

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