2.5-Hour Pottery Class for One or Two or Six-Week Arts or Music Course at Open Arts Studio (Up to 54% Off)

New Tacoma

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Archaeologists examine ancient pottery to identify a culture's preferred cooking methods and to determine which of its members was the World's Greatest Dad. Make timeless memories with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $18 for a 2.5-hour pottery class for one (a $39 value)
  • $36 for a 2.5-hour pottery class for two (a $78 value)

Students of any experience level arrange to drop into a regular ceramics session to create their own pottery pieces using the pottery wheel or hand-building techniques before glazing their inventions and entrusting them to the staff for firing. Students can return within 10 days to pick up their finished pieces.

  • $75 for one six-week group drawing, painting, ceramics, or instrumental or vocal music class for an adult, teen, or child (up to a $154 value). See the 2012–13 class catalog for class descriptions and schedules.

Open Arts Studio

If Open Arts Studio’s huge array of classes seems a bit eclectic, it’s partly a reflection of the diverse interests of its founder, John Armstrong. An intent student of visual arts since childhood, he went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in music and a master’s degree in music and classical vocal performance; today, he teaches both drawing and music classes.

Armstrong, his wife Lucy, and their staff of instructors approach learning through three key elements: technique, creativity, and fun. They use this template to cultivate skill within a noncompetitive atmosphere combined with a structured curriculum—for instance, drawing teachers use the open-arts drawing method to help kids break down objects into easily grasped curves, angles, and shapes while encouraging them to develop a unique style of their own. Artwork lines the studio’s halls, and an exhibition with cookies, juice, and coffee punctuates each session with a chance to share students’ work with friends, family, and agents looking for the next big thing in crayon drawing.

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    New Tacoma

    109 N Tacoma Ave.

    Tacoma, Washington 98403

    253-272-9033

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In a Nutshell

Learn wheel throwing or hand building to create a finished piece; six weeks of visual arts, ceramics, or music for kids, teens, or adults

The Fine Print

Expires 180 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Registration required. 24hr cancellation notice required. Not valid with other offers. Valid for group classes only. Not valid for photography classes. Materials fee not included for music and sewing classes. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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