Artistic expression can take the form of a vibrant painting, a stunning sculpture, or front-yard hedges trimmed into the shape of longing. Let creativity blossom with today's Groupon: for $24, you get two painting classes at The Clayhouse in Old Saybrook (a $48 value). Adults and teens should call for scheduling, and classes for children 6–12 years old take place Monday–Friday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The adroit art instructors at The Clayhouse unearth inner artists of all ages and experience levels with illuminating acrylic-painting curricula. Adults, teenagers, and children fabricate colorful compositions during two-hour sessions, projecting their innermost emotions of love, happiness, and hatred of airport-security lines onto conveniently blank canvases. A capable creative director oversees classes and arms students with all the necessary masterpiece-melding paintbrushes and tools. As students work, background music fills the room, acting as a source of inspiration that's both gentler and safer than traditional art-enhancing techniques such as starving or experimenting with espresso-bean trail mixes.
Old Saybrook Center
665 Boston Post Rd.
Old Saybrook, Connecticut 06475