Youthful Expressions Studio


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Mother-daughter team of experienced designers teaches basics of painting as students mingle, sip drinks & finish their own masterpieces

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Promotional value expires Jan 2, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required; subject to availability. Class is non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Artistic expression can take the form of a vibrant painting, a stunning sculpture, or front-yard hedges trimmed into the shape of longing. Let creativity blossom with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a two-hour BYOB art class for two at Youthful Expressions Studio in Maryville (a $70 value). January classes are set for the 14 and 28, with classes following every other Saturday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Mary Jane Booth, a photographer, and Cindy McDannel, a graphic artist, make up Youthful Expressions' mother-daughter team, teaching students of all skill levels the finer points of painting in informal art classes. During two-hour adult art lessons, 10–12 students put paintbrush to canvas alongside new friends and a brought-along spirit of choice, such as a bottle of wine or the corked-up ghost of Vincent van Gogh. During the session, amicable instructors equip pupils with the materials and information necessary for capturing subjects such as colorful floral patterns or fanciful scenes of mermaids. Visitors leave with their own masterwork, perfect for hanging on the living-room wall or nailing to the front of the fridge.

Youthful Expressions Studio

At Youthful Expressions Studio, three generations of women inspire others to summon and embrace their inner artists using nothing but a little bit of paint, some wine, and a load of friendly encouragement. To run the studio, photographer and writer Mary Jane Booth enlists the help of her talented daughter, Cindy McDannel, a painter and graphic artist, and her arts-minded 11-year-old granddaughter, Kassidi. Together, the three of them make up Youthful Expressions’ "3 Pack," the name of which pays homage to the all-rodent super-group the Rat Pack. The trio continuously hosts fun and accessible art parties for all ages. The two adults also teach BYOB Paint the Town art classes for grown-ups.

Though Youthful Expressions Studio sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.

Customer Reviews

This studio is so unique. Although many places in Knoxville exist for group painting classes, YES is such a collaborative effort of local artists in downtown Maryville. The space is shared, and you can view different types of local artwork while you are there. The class itself is really fun with music and snacks. Cindy and MJ are great hostesses, and move you right along in the creation of your masterpiece.
Carrie O. · August 8, 2013
We had a blast. A group of 4 friends went. Each painting came out so different, it was fun to experience the creative process
Alison R. · January 18, 2013
The company was so enjoyable, and the painting so fun, along with other high spirited guests that we laughed and snacked and did our own interpretation of the painting without criticism! It was a great morning to start our day! The mother and daughter team were hands on to help us do our best, and very kind to us amateurs!!
Christine F. · September 24, 2012
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    106 East Broadway Avenue

    Maryville, TN 37804


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