Giving the gift of jewelry is a great way to say, I love you, I'm sorry, and I didn't know you couldn't give a baby coffee. Speak through sparkles with this Groupon.
Choose from Six Options
- $25 for a BYOB hammered copper and brass cuff-bracelet class (a $60 value)
- $25 for a BYOB acrylic painting class (a $60 value)
- $25 for a BYOB beginner beaded bracelet class (a $60 value)
- $25 for a BYOB hammered spiral set jewelry class (a $60 value)
- $25 for a BYOB beginner photo portrait class (a $60 value)
- $25 for a BYOB fold-form leaf pendant class (a $60 value)
Master jewelry crafters and artists guide novices to fashion their own pieces such as bracelets, pendants, necklaces, and portraits. All materials are included, and no experience is required. Click here to view more info on each class.
Lake Erie Artists Gallery
Paula Atwell wasn't born an artist. She didn't pursue any art form in college, instead achieving a degree in English and a minor in accounting. After logging years in standard 9–5 jobs, she had an epiphany—it was time to do something for herself. Taking this newfound motivation to action, Paula enrolled in a beading class and followed it with forays into metalsmithing, crafting, and soldering.
These experiments in creativity led her to join the Lake Erie Artists co-op in 2003, where she began to show her eclectic jewelry at their booth during local festivals. When the co-op became incorporated in 2005, Paula's business world experience made her an obvious choice to lead the diverse group of artists in forming their own gallery. Today, the co-op-turned-gallery now carries hundreds of art pieces that span a range of media.
Producing blown-glass sculptures and handcrafted metal jewelry and pottery, the artists each specialize in a few select media as decided during the gallery's annual game of spin-the-paintbrush. The staff at Lake Erie Artists Gallery is also a strong proponent of local business, encouraging their patrons to browse Shake Square after looking at their wares. In project-oriented classes taught by working artists, students explore jewelry and painting and leave with their handcrafted pieces.