Despite the alluring properties of open flames, only glass, custom masonry, and middle-school diaries benefit from being thrust into them. Give your jewelry box new flair with today's Groupon: for $65, you get an Introduction to Glass Blowing Experience at Agnes of Glass (a $130 value).
Glass artist Agnes Sanchez and her team of skilled instructors teach pupils to breathe life into molten mounds during hands-on glass-blowing workshops. During each three-hour introductory workshop, students and large-lunged wolves looking for a creative outlet exhale their way to completion of a holiday-themed project, such as a glass Christmas ornament or a candy-cane paperweight. Class sizes are small—just three to five students—to ensure each participant receives individual guidance from the instructor as they shape the article of their choice from included materials. Nascent glass blowers should arrive dressed in protective clothing including shirts with long sleeves, jeans past the knees, closed-toe shoes, sunglasses, and steel-lined fanny packs. Click here for the class schedule.
Agnes of Glass
For more than 20 years, glass artist Agnes Sanchez has been breathing life into molten mounds, crafting delicate works of art that evoke the elements of the earth. Long-necked vases in glittering hues abut delicate ornaments at Agnes’s studio and gallery, Agnes of Glass, where the internationally trained artist exercises her technique and leads glass-blowing workshops. During the hands-on sessions, students and large-lunged wolves looking for a creative outlet exhale their way to completion of a decorative project.