Building a miniature ship inside a bottle is impressive, but not as impressive as forging a giant glass shell around the outside of an aircraft carrier. One-up ordinary hobbyists with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $29 for admission to one beading or jewelry class (a $60 value)
- $79 for admission to three beading or jewelry classes (a $180 value)
- $139 for a three-class beading boot camp with breakfast and luncheon (a $300 value)
The beading boot camp will take place on Saturday, February 9, and Saturday, March 9, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The intensive session covers beginner, intermediate, and advanced beading classes and includes all beading supplies, a continental breakfast, and a lunch of salads, fruit, and sandwiches.
The Bead Studio
The artists and affiliates at the nonprofit organization The Bead Studio get the creative gears turning in children's brains with bead-related classes and events that emphasize improving art education for the DC-area youth. The Bead Studio hosts seasonal festivals spotlighting a slew of artisan-bead vendors to raise money for their mission and benefit other philanthropic, bead-related foundations such as Beads of Courage and BeadforLife. More than a dozen types of workshops led by instructors with impressive portfolios also benefit these causes, covering kid-centric beading techniques and business-related tips for adults wishing to start their own bead shop or kids looking to barter with the local ice-cream man.