Art helps people reach a wide audience without shouting from the top of radio towers, provocatively dancing behind a local TV field reporter, or tying speech bubbles to migrating birds. Express yourself with this Groupon to VisArts at Rockville. Choose between the following options:
- For $19, you get a three-hour painting class with wine for one (a $40 value).
- For $37, you get a three-hour painting class with wine for two (an $80 value).<p>
A nonprofit community arts center, VisArts at Rockville fills its studios with amateur artists learning techniques of creative expression, and acts as an exhibition opportunity for seasoned creators. Small groups unwind over cocktails and acrylics at three-hour Happy Hour at VisArts classes, as an experienced instructor teaches students to produce their own interpretations of a selected piece by subtly changing colors or incorporating the logos of favorite rock bands. Each student begins with a partially sketched 11”x14” canvas and an array of supplies, including acrylic paints, brushes, an easel, and an apron. Creative mindfires are stoked with snacks, soda, red and white wine, and cups provided by the instructor.
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.