Creating a masterwork of art can be like wandering through a maze: after a lengthy period of reflection and contemplation, you’ll still probably starve. Appreciate the figurative risks and transcendent joys of artistic creativity with today’s Groupon to The Fun Palette. Choose between the following options:
- For $22, you get a 2.5-hour BYOB Painting Class for one (a $45 value).
- For $80, you get a 2.5-hour BYOB Painting Class for four (a $180 value).
The Fun Palette equips creative minds of all skill levels with brushes, paints, and canvases during painting classes led by local artists such as proprietor Cari Cohen. Groups of five to 40 don aprons and line up at the bright studio’s long tables to send brushes sweeping in acrylic strokes on 16”x20” canvases. Students can closely follow their instructor’s step-by-step instructions, practicing acrylic techniques to create the featured painting of the night, such as a flowing landscape or an abstract piece, or go off the beaten path to compose Brady Bunch fan art. Spirited beverages enhance the creative process, as deep hues of wine flowing into provided glasses evoke the last of the sun’s rays giving way to a summer’s night, and the frothy golden tones of beer bring to mind images of morning as viewed from beneath the surface of a bubble bath.
Local artists peruse the in-progress artworks and dish out tips, helping students manifest masterpieces they can take home after the class to accent a mantel or replace a worn-out welcome mat. Check the schedule for upcoming dates, times, and eye-catching projects.
The Fun Palette
The intricately designed, European-style buildings that populate the Buenos Aires cityscape enchanted the eyes of Argentina native Cari Cohen at an early age, inspiring her to earn a degree in architecture from the University of Buenos Aires. Driven to push the boundaries of architectural innovation, Cari began delving into other creative media to expand her horizons, sparking a newfound fascination with abstract art and jewelry crafting. She has since moved to Miami, where her original paintings have been showcased at events such as Art Basel and Art Miami.
Cari founded The Fun Palette as a way to share her passion for the visual arts with kids and adults, hosting a variety of imagination-spurring classes for students of all skill and experience levels. During the studio's painting sessions, students can closely follow their instructor's step-by-step instructions to create flowing landscapes or abstract pieces or go off the beaten path to compose self-portraits that reimagine the painter as a bowl of fruit.
18384 W Dixie Hwy.
Bay 3 and 4
North Miami Beach, Florida 33160