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Beginner brush wielders savor cocktails while recreating famous paintings under guidance of professional artists

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Promotional value expires Dec 31, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required; subject to availability. Must be 21 or older to drink alcohol. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Creating a 2-D rendition on canvas requires either the ability to masterfully wield a paintbrush or the strength to flatten a fruit bowl. Discover your artful brawn with today's Groupon to VisArts at Rockville. Choose between the following options:

  • For $29, you get admission to a BYOB Cocktails and Canvas class for one (a $60 value).
  • For $59, you get admission to a BYOB Cocktails and Canvas class for two (a $120 value).

A nonprofit nexus for artistic expression, VisArts at Rockville enlightens and engages the community with a range of exhibitions and exploratory art classes. Students arrive to three-hour Cocktails and Canvas classes with their favorite firewater in hand as they avail themselves of the supplied cocktail mixers, acrylic paints, brushes, and easels. Experienced professional artists lead with step-by-step instruction as students recreate a famous masterpiece.

A partially pre-sketched canvas lets beginning brush wielders bask in the pleasure of color and tone without having to prepare drawings or melt clocks for a still life. After an evening of pushing pigments, sipping cocktails, and making friends, newly minted Manets take home their recreated pieces to show off or cast in re-creations of famous museum heists.


A nonprofit community arts center, VisArts fills its studios with artists learning techniques of creative expression, and acts as an exhibition opportunity for seasoned creators. Classes span a wide artistic spectrum, including concentrations such as ceramics and glass, many of which can be specifically tailored for the educational needs of children or resurrected Renaissance men in need of a new hobby. VisArts also enriches the community with a trifecta of galleries—the Kaplan, Gibbs Street, and Common Ground—and a thriving resident-artist program.

Customer Reviews

AMAZING place! I didn't even know it existed, and I am so thankful for the Groupon! My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed Cocktails and Canvas, and we will DEFINITELY be going back to VisArts!
Christina E. · December 27, 2011
Lots of fun! Great to try something new!
Christine C. · December 26, 2011
Relaxing, creative fun
Jeanine L. · December 25, 2011

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