Art Glass Center of San Jose

Downtown San Jose

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Experienced art instructors teach guests to torch, fuse & create glass figurines, plates & stained-glass suncatchers with included supplies

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Promotional value expires Dec 27, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1/person, may buy 4 addl as gifts for single person option. Limit 1/person, may buy 2 addl as gifts for 2-person option. Limit 1/visit. Valid only for option purchased. 5day cancellation notice required. Reservation required; subj to availability. Must be 12 or older. May redeem 2-person option across visits. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Creating a masterwork of art can be like wandering through a maze: after a lengthy period of reflection and contemplation, you’ll still probably starve. Appreciate the figurative risks and transcendent joys of artistic creativity with today’s Groupon to Art Glass Center of San Jose. Choose between the following options:

  • For $70, you get admission for one to a four-hour Glass Artist for the Day workshop (a $140 value).
  • For $135, you get admission for two to a four-hour Glass Artist for the Day workshop (a $280 value).<p>

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Inside a 10,000-square-foot studio, Art Glass Center of San Jose’s experienced instructors jovially ignite creative mindfires, teaching guests to render glass into wearable and useful masterpieces using state-of-the-art equipment. During four-hour Glass Artist for the Day workshops, up to seven students brandish soldering irons and torches borrowed from angry neighborhood mobs to create three original works of translucent art, each incorporating a different glass-making technique. As instructors lecture and keep eagle eyes peeled for danger, guests safely practice torchwielding to sculpt such figurines as flowers, animals, or necklace pendants. Fusing techniques allow students to meld bickering glass pieces into smoothly flowing 6-inch tiles or dishes. Proper employment of the copper foil method procures guests a completed stained-glass suncatcher. All materials are included, and at workshop’s end, students can take home all three pieces to brighten up a lonely wall or cheer up a melancholy houseplant.

Art Glass Center of San Jose

After forming the San Jose Glass Artist Alliance, area artists took their creative passion one step further with the Art Glass Center of San Jose, a refracted haven where they could share their individual expertise with students. Inside the spacious, brightly lit confines, the artists instruct fledgling glassworkers on how to craft distinct pieces in the form of picture frames, coasters, and sun catchers. Following classes, students are encouraged to stay for open lab time, where they can continue working on projects while wearing their old 7th-grade-science lab coats.

Customer Reviews

The patient, knowledgable instructors were great. The projects were easy enough to get done in the time given, but awesome enough that I was proud to take them home to show off. I'd definitely recommend it to others!
Scott N. · January 5, 2013
very informative
Janice C. · November 14, 2012
Had a wonderful time making memories and glass projects with my boyfriend. Great Christmas gift!
Kaysha H. · March 21, 2012
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    Downtown San Jose

    465 S 1st St.

    San Jose, California 95113

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