Great art can transport a person away from his or her troubles, whether they are financial, romantic, or shipwreck-related. Learn a do-it-yourself method for evocative escapism with today’s Groupon to The Artisan Learning Studio. Choose between the following options:
- For $65, you get two drawing-and-painting workshops (a $162 value).
- For $239, you get seven watercolor or acrylic-painting workshops (a $479 value).<p>
Workshops take place on Saturday and Sunday from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.<p>
At the Artisan Learning Studio, Charlotte artists, musicians, and master craftsmen lead lively workshops that teach new painting and drawing skills to novices and experienced draughtspeople alike. During three-hour lessons, accomplished brush master and owner Tina Steele Penn instructs each student in the ways of form, teaching them how to produce a 2-D representation of a favorite mammal, childhood stuffed toy, or pet T. rex during the acrylic or watercolor animals workshops, as they master textures, layers, and shading. Future Monets can splash a personal rendition of a pristine environment across an empty canvas during one of the basic landscape-elements sessions, or humble any architect in watercolor or acrylic City Streets in Perspective classes.
The Artisan Learning Studio provides all painting materials, although participants should tote along a cardboard or foamcore board (approximately 11”x14”) to safely transport masterpieces home, as well as a snack to prevent a creative block caused by hunger.
Art Classes with Tina Steele Penn
Raised by a mother who believed in each person's innate artistic abilities, accomplished brush master Tina Steele Penn harnesses that sentiment, a lifelong love of art, and a fascination with color to guide others toward their inner Monets. Within her two studios, she crafts a welcoming atmosphere where artists of all skill levels can tap into their imaginations and unleash creativity and imprisoned winged dragons. Her classes and workshops encourage students to delve into media such as acrylic, watercolor, and oil paints, whereas her private sessions guide pupils toward their individual goals through one-on-one guidance.