Without jewelry, pearls would be nothing but oyster gallstones and treasure chests would contain nothing but dirty back issues of The Economist. Embrace the power of bling with today's Groupon: for $12, you get a Girls' Night Out glass-fusion class to make your own ring, necklace, earrings, brooch, or keychain (a $25 value) at Adventure in Art.
Appealing to amateur artists who like instant gratification, Adventure in Art's one-session classes walk students through DIY-craft and -jewelry projects from start to finish in a single evening. Held on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m., the BYOB Girls' Night Out gathers groups of up to 40 females to learn about glass-fusion-jewelry making. Prospective craftswomen review samples of work, practice glass-cutting techniques, and begin crafting their own earrings, ring, necklace, brooch, or keychain. After taking shape, the newborn projects are tossed into a kiln, emerging as colorful, distinctive pieces of wearable art that customers can pick up and wear after a week. The shop supplies all materials, so participants—whether bridal parties making matching accessories before the big day or professional jewelry-tree trimmers—need only bring themselves.
Adventure in Art
As a passionate artist and teacher for more than 20 years, Beth O’Hanlon encourages individuals to embrace creativity. Adult and kids' art classes at her studio, Adventure in Art, focus on fun over perfectionism. Beth teaches both beginner-level students and established artists to create projects such as fused-glass ornaments, custom jewelry, and floral paintings. Along with its group classes, Adventure in Art offers open studio time for guests to further explore their artistic talents, and plays host to corporate events and birthday and holiday parties.