Art captures some of history's greatest mysteries, such as the secret of Mona Lisa's smile and why the Renaissance was infested with winged babies. Explore the unknown with today's Groupon: for $17, you get a BYOB art class at Wine and Design, valid at the Raleigh location (a $35 value).
The faculty of local artists at Wine and Design helps students create works of art in a social, supportive setting with lessons designed for people with no artistic experience. After uncorking bottles of wine and kegs of paint, budding artists spend two hours imitating pros stroke for stroke as they transform 16"x20" canvases into paintings of colorful landscapes and vibrant still lifes. Depending on the date of their class, guests may take home a recreation of Van Gogh's Starry Night or enjoy a special Valentine's date, where couples face one another and follow the tutor's tips to turn their partners into portraits or subtle reminders to walk the dog. Guests of any experience level are welcome and Wine and Design provides all necessary materials, including paint, brushes, and corkscrews.
Founded by a pair of friends in search of a creative outlet, Wine and Design is suffused with positive artistic mojo. Amateur artists sit side by side at painting stations equipped with easels, vivid pallets of paint, and water to clean off brushes. Finished pieces blanket the walls to both inspire students and hide the studio's multitude of personal safes.