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 to Agnes of Glass on East 40th Avenue. Choose between the following glass-blowing classes:
- For $65, you get a 30-minute Valentine Sweetheart paperweight workshop (a $130 value).
- For $99, you get a three-hour vase or tumbler workshop (a $200 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 introductory workshop, students and large-lunged wolves looking for a creative outlet exhale their way to completion of a decorative project. Couples fashion elegant, heart-shaped treasures for one another in the paperweight workshop, which limits its class size to one or two for a more intimate learning experience. The finer points of glass blowing come into focus during vase and tumbler workshops in which up to eight students shape the delicate trinkets of their choice from a host of 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.
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.