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 Violet Art Studios on East Mifflin Avenue. Choose from the following options:
For $15, you get a two-hour printmaking class for one child ages 5–12 (a $29 value).<p>
For $20, you get a two-hour printmaking class for one adult (a $39 value).<p>
For $25, you get a two-hour printmaking class for two children ages 5–12 (up to a $58 value).</p>
Budding artists of all ages can begin to imprint their creative legacies in two-hour printmaking workshops that consist of stamp-making and hands-on card-making with cards on colored paper stocks. Professional artist Aliza Rand draws on more than 10 years of teaching experience to guide small groups of students through the creative process, demonstrating how to whittle stamps with finesse and strap them securely to feet before using monkey bars to cross gooey fields of ink. Holiday-themed workshops spread the season’s cheer with step-by-step instructions for fashioning festive Christmas cards or stamps in the shapes of fir trees to remind Santa of home during his circumnavigational blimp ride.
Violet Art Studios supplies all of the necessary materials and students can print an unlimited amount of cards during the workshop session. After comparing artworks and Rorschach test results, students can take home their stamps and a set of cards emblazoned with their personal crests.