Creativity can strike at any moment, whether you're near a canvas and brushes or beside a slumbering strongman and many rolls of toilet paper. Learn to recognize opportune moments with today's Groupon: for $22, you get a three-hour painting party at The Painted Cork.
The Painted Cork's instructor unlocks brush-stroking aptitude during a no-pressure, social three-hour studio class. Upon arrival, painters dig in to provided materials, donning artful aprons before attacking waiting canvases with the color-sprayed artillery of paint and brushes. Each class unfolds with patient, easy-to-follow instruction, as the instructor leads students through the creation of predetermined pictures including inspirational mainstays such as sunflowers, polar bears, or the inauguration of Herbert Hoover. Students channel their inner Picassos and Pollacks with the help of BYOB wine and beer before putting the finishing touches on their fledgling masterpiece. Each student leaves the studio with a finished piece suitable for exhibiting in household galleries or serving as legally acceptable passengers in morning carpool lanes.
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Art teacher Kimberly Godinho sees her studio as a haven for students who might be otherwise afraid of exploring their artistic sides. Her background includes earning her bachelor degree in fine arts, and her current work as a professional artist underscores her expertise. Heartened by friends and wine, visitors of all experience levels follow Kimberly’s instructions to brush up the chosen project, which may include wine glass tableaus, pastoral landscapes, and the inky insides of a camera’s lens cap. All materials are included with each class, including canvas, paints, and smocks.