Einstein famously said that imagination is more important than knowledge, which is why he also famously referred to the moon as “the night sun.” Train your brain with this Groupon.
$107 for a Two-Day Ceramics Class ($200 Value)
Natasha Dikareva helms two-hour ceramics sessions that immerse up to six students in the fundamentals of clay sculpting, such as concept development and coil modeling. Students create their own piece, such as a teapot or an animal, which they can take home at the end of the session. The class includes five pounds of clay, clay tools, plaster molds, a selection of cone 04 glazes, and two kiln firings per student.
Classes are held Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The two classes are generally set two weeks apart.
Adventures in Clay
A figure sits, slightly curved, its exposed spine revealing the deep red roses that have sprouted from its backbone. Another figure gazes serenely down at the trio of multihued fish emerging from its rib cage. These aren't subjects in an artsy science-fiction film—these are sculptures from the mind and hands of Natasha Dikareva.
The visionary artist blends her imagination, ancient Greek mythology, and Eastern spiritual philosophies to invent darkly whimsical creations that challenge onlookers' relationships to reality. And she doesn't just keep her talents to herself—she helms hands-on workshops to teach others how to tap into their imaginations, whether they want to sculpt a simple teapot or form a mask to wear while picking their kids up from school.