Building a miniature ship inside a bottle is impressive, but not as impressive as forging a giant glass shell around the outside of an aircraft carrier. One-up ordinary hobbyists with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $19 for a glass-fusion studio session for one person, including a six-inch base piece of glass and two firings (a $45 value)
- $59 for the above option for four people (a $180 value)<p>
Students use hand-cut, broken, and ground glass to design creations that are then fired in a kiln and transformed into works of art. Sessions occur during scheduled studio hours, and groups of eight or more can set up a private evening class.<p>
ChromaColour Creative Art Centre
Behind 60 feet of storefront windows, visitors to ChromaColour Creative Art Centre's laid-back studio transform the blank surfaces of glass, ceramic, canvas, and even T-shirts into unique pieces of art. Two spacious workshops—one that holds 50 people and one with capacity for 100—invite budding artistes to learn a new mode of expression or hone an old one. In pottery classes, students forge ornamental or utilitarian pieces, decorating with eco-friendly paint that staffers mix themselves in-house. Though formal classes are offered, artists can often waltz in during studio hours, take a seat, and chat with family, friends, or the piece of artwork they're working on.