Creative talents, like houseplants and celebrities, wilt without proper attention. Plump up your skill set with today's Groupon: for $47, you get an advanced fused-glass workshop at Mor Art in Lincoln City (a $95 value).
Catering to all skill levels, local artist and glass master Dan Watts directs Mor Art's one- to two-hour advanced glass-making classes, where experienced staffers equip students with the tools and expertise necessary to breathe life into their own refractive creations. Future Louis Tiffany impersonators looking to build their reputations can enter this advanced seminar regardless of prior experience. Teachers work with newcomers one-on-one to explain professional tips for deftly pairing their 10"x10" single sheet of glass with accent materials that include spaghetti, frit, and powdered glass. An overnight in the kiln's fiery bedchamber solidifies each piece of artwork, which can be picked up in-store, shipped for an additional fee, or delivered express via the studio's catapult.
Local artist and glass master Dan Watts opened the doors of MorArt more than 4 years ago with a ribbon-cutting ceremony that attracted the likes of actress Tippi Hedren of Hitchcock's The Birds fame. After the confetti settled and the balloon outlines of Hitchcock's silhouette popped, Lincoln City was left with a haven for hands-on glass making.
Dan teaches the art of glass fusing during one-on-one sessions or group classes. Equipping students with the tools, materials, and knowledge necessary, he lets them roam free to breathe life into their own refractive creations. Though he remains on-hand for advice, instruction, and assistance, the onus lies on each individual to create a masterpiece worthy of mantel display. Once students finish, Dan fires up his kiln's bedchamber so that each piece can stay and solidify overnight. Masterworks can be shipped for an additional fee, delivered express via the studio's catapult, or picked up from the store along with a few pieces of Dan's original work.