Glass provides a resting place for wine, an orthopedic boot for potential Cinderellas, and a more dramatic exit from 44th floor windows for Bruce Willis. Shatter artistic inhibitions with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a Make & Take class at Art In The Dairy (a $50 value).
A working studio where artists create masterpieces with glass, metal, clay, and lithograph, Art In The Dairy encourages children and adults alike to channel their imaginations to displayable pieces. Owner and instructor Rose Hawley, an experienced glass technician, glass artist, and glass whisperer, has fused her medium of choice into various shapes and utilities for more than 10 years. During the two- to three-hour Make & Take class, Rose's disciples gain deeper insight into glass's properties, behavior, reactions, and anxieties regarding stompy wedding guests, and fashion their own small bowl or 25-square-inch stand-up piece of art. Appointments are available most days, evenings, and weekends.
Art in the Dairy
When Black’s Dairy building was built in 1940, its sole purpose was to produce milk for people in the surrounding community. Though the horse carts no longer make their rounds to the neighborhoods, the building still serves to nourish the members of the community. Guest instructors frequently host classes at the working art studio, sharing their expertise with mediums such as glass, metal, and clay. Students can flex their creative sides in workshops on topics such as glass fusing, glass blowing, clay throwing, silversmithing, and basic metal welding while also socializing with Art in the Dairy’s chickens or Franklin, the studio’s goat-in-residence.