Make Your Own Masterpiece With the Help of VisArts at Rockville
Do you long to give voice to your inner Van Gogh? While draining a glass of Merlot? If so, then you’ll likely feel right at home at Cocktails and Canvas, one of a handful of adult-oriented arts classes held by VisArts at Rockville, where you spend one night trying to duplicate a masterpiece.
VisArts at Rockville is “a dynamic, non-profit arts center dedicated to engaging the community in the arts and providing opportunities for artistic exploration, education and participation.”
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Cocktails and Canvas is a series of one-off, three-hour classes where “students” are provided a 16-inch by 20-inch canvas that is partially sketched with a painting’s image. And it’s your job to fill in the rest. Some of these paintings are pretty famous, but most I’ve never seen before.
Here’s the gallery of paintings you’ll be trying to replicate. Clicking on a painting will tell you when it’ll be tackled in class. Don’t worry, there will be an instructor on hand to guide you along, and the rest of the materials are covered as well: paint, brushes, easels, cups, mixers and an apron.
Classes are $40 (but if you go through Groupon, they’re $24) and range in size from 20 to 30 participants. Registration is done online, and a nice feature of the site is that when you click on an individual event, it will tell you how many spaces are available; it will also let you know the difficulty level of each class.
Here is a list of events. Classes run from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
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