Like a mirror, art reflects the beauty of the world around us, reveals who we truly are, and can contain a lot of naked people. Reframe your perspective with this Groupon.
$39 for a BYOW Painting Class for Two ($80 Value)
In two-hour painting classes scheduled as often as five times a week, Yi Yan leads students through a step-by-step creative process that results in a wall-ready work of art. Upcoming classes explore subjects such as the expressionistic warmth of Autumn Forest (Friday, October 12, at 6 p.m.), the crisp blues and whites of Sailing by the Golden Gate Bridge (Saturday, October 13, at 6 p.m.), and a reinterpretation of van Gogh's Fishing Boats on the Beach at Saintes-Maries (Sunday, October 14, at 4 p.m.). Canvases and other supplies are included.
Yi Yan Art Academy
Painter, designer, and digital artist Yi Yan has roots that spread in creative soil. Born in a creative family, she developed her aesthetic in Chicago, honing a style that recalls the softness of Degas and the bold vibrancy of van Gogh at his most serene. Armed with an easygoing nature and her long-nurtured skill, Yan offers small-group and private art classes for ages four and older, helping students master mediums including pencil, watercolors, oil paints, and digital arts. Those looking for a casual night out might prefer to sign up for the BYOB painting classes, which combine painting fundamentals with a get-together over wine for an activity that’s as relaxing and refined as taking a bubble bath in a three-piece suit.