Activities for kids compensate for the downsides of growing up, such as doing homework and realizing that your original teeth are never coming back. Put a smile on a child's face with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $39 for two children’s drawing classes (a $90 value)
- $75 for four children’s drawing classes (a $180 value)
Classes last two hours each. Click here for a detailed schedule of evening classes for ages 7–18. Classes are open to all ages and may be scheduled during the day any Monday through Friday.
The youngest children in Omar’s classes are tasked first and foremost with having fun while they create, though no students are safe from a flash of entertaining education in the form of an art-history anecdote. Students in the middle age range begin to focus on technique and accuracy and gain some insight into computer design. Classes for the oldest adolescents refine skills further and focus on charcoal drawing and portfolio building.
When Omar Morineau was 17 years old, a local businessman named Cal handed him an airbrush and car-paints, entreating the teenager to “learn how to use ‘em.” The self-taught youth was soon plastering flashy graphics on sports cars, and before long had moved on to custom surfboards and his own mural business. Then he thought he’d get some higher education. A stint at L’Acedemia di Belle Arte in Florence informed his expressive technique, which ranges from anatomically accurate, occasionally surrealistic oil paintings to stylized graphic designs for bands, businesses, and the lemonade stands of overly ambitious five-year-olds. Today, when he isn’t laboring on his latest commission, the enterprising artist promotes creativity through classes for all ages, with early-childhood sessions aimed at fostering a love of creation and workshops for older students focused on launching careers in two-dimensional and computer arts.