Creating a masterwork of art can be like wandering through a maze: after a lengthy period of reflection and contemplation, you’ll still probably starve. Appreciate the figurative risks and transcendent joys of artistic creativity with today’s Groupon to Art Glass Center of San Jose. Choose between the following options:
- For $70, you get admission for one to a four-hour Glass Artist for the Day workshop (a $140 value).
- For $135, you get admission for two to a four-hour Glass Artist for the Day workshop (a $280 value).
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Inside a 10,000-square-foot studio, Art Glass Center of San Jose's experienced instructors jovially ignite creative mindfires, teaching guests to render glass into wearable and useful masterpieces using state-of-the-art equipment. During four-hour Glass Artist for the Day workshops, up to seven students brandish soldering irons and torches borrowed from angry neighborhood mobs to create three original works of translucent art, each incorporating a different glass-making technique. As instructors lecture and keep eagle eyes peeled for danger, guests safely practice torchwielding to sculpt such figurines as flowers, animals, or necklace pendants. Fusing techniques allow students to meld bickering glass pieces into smoothly flowing 6-inch tiles or dishes. Proper employment of the copper foil method procures guests a completed stained-glass suncatcher. All materials are included, and at workshop's end, students can take home all three pieces to brighten up a lonely wall or cheer up a melancholy houseplant.
Art Glass Center of San Jose
After forming the San Jose Glass Artist Alliance, area artists took their creative passion one step further with the Art Glass Center of San Jose, a refracted haven where they could share their individual expertise with students. Inside the spacious, brightly lit confines, the artists instruct fledgling glassworkers on how to craft distinct pieces in the form of picture frames, coasters, and sun catchers. Following classes, students are encouraged to stay for open lab time, where they can continue working on projects while wearing their old 7th-grade-science lab coats.