Glass-Blowing Class for Two or Party for Up to 12 with Complimentary Wine and Snacks at Janke Studios (52% Off)

Atlanta

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In a Nutshell

Glass blower Matt Janke helps students make glass ornaments or witch balls while they sip complimentary wine and munch snacks

The Fine Print

Expires Sep 24th, 2014. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required 45 days in advance for parties and 30 days in advance for classes; subject to availability. Classes must be used by same person. Must be 21+ to consume alcohol. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Glass can be exquisite in its myriad forms, from the ornate windows of a Gothic cathedral to the crystalline webbing of a freshly vandalized windshield. Reflect on beauty with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

$75 for a 90-minute couples glass-blowing package for two (a $155 value)

  • Each participant blows one piece of glass and has their choice of a pumpkin, ornament, or witch ball
  • One complimentary glass of wine per person and snacks
  • $5 voucher toward gourmet American food at Serpas

$450 for a three-hour glass-blowing party for up to 12 (a $930 value)

  • One complimentary glass of wine per person and snacks
  • Six $5 vouchers toward gourmet American food at Serpas

Both packages include all necessary materials; students need only show up wearing long pants and closed-toe shoes. Students will choose between creating a glass pumpkin; a speckled, multi-colored holiday ornament; or a two-colored stranded witch ball, which for centuries certain cultures have hung in windows to ward off negativity, evil spirits, and overzealous door solicitors. See the class page for available dates and times.

Janke Studios

Matt Janke dreamed of landing the perfect glass-blowing job. After moving to Atlanta in 1986, he realized there wasn't a single glass studio in town, granting his art a ready-made niche. After settling in, he returned to grad school, earning an MFA in glass with the intent to launch his own university program and ultimately procure his own space. By the time he graduated in 1992, Matt further honed his skills, stockpiled equipment, and, in 1996, opened his own studio and hired himself.

Beyond the perks of being his own boss, having his own studio affords Matt a great deal of creative freedom. He infuses all his handblown light fixtures, tumblers, and vases with the prismatic swirls of his signature style, in which precise lines and natural variations vie for attention across undulating surfaces. A downtown gallery space facilitates sales of these works.

But the studio has also fulfilled more than Matt's original goal of finding glass-blowing employment, going on to catalyze a glass-blowing community. From single apprentices in the early days, the studio is now a full-fledged classroom, with space for five instructors, a dozen students, and the kilns that must melt their glass until they each finish their training by capturing and taming a fire-breathing dragon.

Creative projects and pursuits, from beading to glass blowing

All Locations

  • Atlanta (528.8 miles)

    659 Auburn Ave. NE

    Atlanta, Georgia 30312

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