What You'll Get
Art has no rules, which explains museums’ abundance of toilet-paper-covered statues and collections of out-of-order connect-the-dots. Bring order out of creative chaos with today’s Groupon for a variety of workshops at Wild Child Arts in Monroe. Choose from three options:
- For $45, you get a Family Clay Day for four (a $100 value).
- For $40, you get a BYOB Friday-night Masterpiece Painting class for two (an $80 value).
- For $25, you get a Family Clay Day for two (a $50 value).
The crafts-masters at Wild Child Arts periodically throw open their doors and invite artists of all skills and stripes to brush, daub, mold, and sculpt away a few hours creating a personal and unique work of art. At a Family Clay Day, generally hosted the first Saturday of each month, the studio’s crew of artistes encourages guests to dig in as petite potters and mature molders alike make their own memorabilia and learn the basics of hand-crafted pottery.
Those seeking to cultivate a brooding image on a first date or to redecorate a dining room to look more Andy Warholly may opt for Wild Child’s Masterpiece Painting class, which runs 7 p.m.–9 p.m. every Friday. Provided with paints, brushes, canvas, and a theme, apprentice pigment-pushers can practice strategies and learn time-tested techniques from brushmasters with years of experience in their fields. Participants over 21 are free to bring an of-age beverage to help lubricate the creative process, though Wild Child insists that they not paint any heavy machinery if they do.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 21, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required 2wk in advance; subject to availability. 7 day cancellation notice or $25 fee may apply. Must be 21 or older for alcohol. All children must be accompanied by a guardian. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Wild Child Arts & Quilt Shop
A fourth-generation artist, Rose Handy has always made time for creating. After a rollercoaster ride of life changes and moves, Rose and her potter husband Paul opened their own gallery and class space. Joined by a staff of illustrators, quilters, watercolorists, and other artisans, the owners encourage Wild Child students to find their own artistic voices, whether they're hand-building a ceramic bowl, painting a family portrait, or fusing glass pieces together to make a new glass family. The search for new avenues of creativity also extends to the studio's class offerings; beginning in January 2013, aspiring artisans can learn the intricacies of handbuilding and wheel-based pottery techniques as part of the shop's newest curriculum.