Great art can transport a person away from his or her troubles, whether they are financial, romantic, or shipwreckical in nature. Today's Groupon provides a do-it-yourself method for evocative escapism: for $15, you get to take one of seven introductory art classes at The Artisan Galleries and Learning Studio (up to a $39 value).
The Artisan Galleries and Learning Studio is the home base for many Charlotte artists, musicians, and master craftsmen, drawing in even more creative spirits each day with its seven intro classes. Beginning Watercolor Painting ($34) tutors students in the art of watercolor washes, wet-on-wet applications, and wet-on-dry applications, while Beginning Watercolor II ($34) teaches color layering as well as basic guidelines on how long to wait to paint after eating. Introduction to Acrylic ($39) covers the finer points of this fast-drying medium, with tips on paint mixing, canvas preparation, and the power of painting with polymers. Acrylic expertise is compounded by color wheel principles in Complementary Color Studies in Acrylic Painting ($35), which provides the do's and don’ts to red and green compatibility profiles. Budding Kandinksys can encounter their first canvas-based fantasy worlds during Basics of Abstract Painting ($35), while paint-adverse crafters can learn the basics of pencil wielding in Drawing in Graphite ($29). Introduction to Tonal Values ($29) furthers graphite technique, teaching light and shadow values to fledgling boardwalk caricaturists.
All classes at The Artisan Galleries and Learning Studio are taught by its owner, Tina Steele Penn, and her staff. Tina herself is an accomplished artist in the medium of oil painting, and she brings an infectious enthusiasm to each class that is guaranteed to make the hairs on the back of your paintbrush stand up. With classes offered for children as young as 8, today's Groupon lets parents of potential Picassos reclaim their living-room walls from their kids' disorienting trompe l'oeil Crayola frescos.
1710 Camden Rd.
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