Artistic expression can take the form of a vibrant painting, a decapitated sculpture, or front-yard hedges trimmed into the shape of longing. Let creativity blossom with this Groupon.
$40 for One Entry to a Glass-Blowing Party ($80 Value)
During each four-hour event, up to 50 partygoers eat catered food, listen to music, and clink glasses of complimentary beer and wine while making their own objects from 2,000-degree molten glass. Each person can choose to make a glass flower, a pumpkin, a paperweight, a Christmas ornament, or a garden globe, and any couples in attendance may instead team up to make a large bowl or a vase.
Choose from 10 available dates—all from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.:
- Friday, February 22
- Sunday, February 24
- Friday, March 8
- Sunday, March 10
- Friday, March 22
- Sunday, March 24
- Friday, April 5
- Sunday, April 7
- Friday, April 19
- Sunday, April 21
J & C Glass Studio
What started out as a search for a fun alternative form of artistic expression led to the founding of an institution for preserving and sharing a millennia-old craft. That enthusiasm proved to be contagious, as more than 700 students from all ages and walks of life attended J & C Glass Studio's workshops in the first year alone.
Today, J & C Glass Studio continues to teach the art of glass blowing with instructional workshops that cater to beginner and advanced students. Passionate instructors share techniques performed almost the same way as artisans did thousands of years ago. During sessions, a mixture of sand, limestone, and silica is heated to 2,000 degrees until it reaches a honey-like consistency. From there, students shape it with tools, the power of suggestion, and their own breath, creating custom works of art that can decorate a mantel or desk for a lifetime.