Creativity can strike at any moment, whether you're near an easel and brushes or beside a slumbering strongman and many rolls of toilet paper. Learn to recognize opportune moments with today's Groupon: for $49, you get a Crash Course in Watercolor for Anyone from Wynn Creative, held at the Crossroads Art Center (a $99 value). The course includes two three-hour instructional workshops, held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays. Customers can mix and match Saturday and Sunday workshops, but must attend a Saturday workshop first. Choose two dates from this schedule.
With Wynn Creative, Christopher Wynn—an artist and former creative director who is slated for an October feature in Watercolor Artist magazine—showcases his contemporary realist works and shares decades of experience with budding artists. Christopher imbues students with professional pointers and teaches technique by example as his nimble fingers perform a watercolor demo, illustrating time-tested strokes. While the brushing buff narrates his journey from blank page to vibrant masterpiece, he also shares tips on selecting and saving money on art supplies and how to realistically render a portrait of your favorite parking lot. Onlookers soak up knowledge and take notes before taking to the easel themselves in attempt to capture favorite scenes from Jersey Shore.