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 $35, you get $75 toward any art class at The Drawing Studio.
A recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the 2010 Governor’s Arts Award for Community, The Drawing Studio recruits a select staff of professional and passionate art instructors to oversee art classes for students of all ages and artistic abilities. Burgeoning artists can sharpen their pencils and strap on their smocks for a level-one course in drawing fundamentals ($175), where they develop skills in observing and capturing shape, edge, light, and space. Adolescent artisans as young as 9 may enroll in a series of youth classes, such as comic illustration ($80), where students develop their own comic characters and stories, or nature classes ($80), where students sketch the animals, plant life, and discarded Chef Boyardee cans they observe in the natural world around them. Classes of up to 12 students are small enough to ensure individual attention. In addition to classes, The Drawing Studio is home to a gallery that exhibits local, national, and student artwork year-round.