Besides using a pottery wheel, the easiest way to manipulate clay is to threaten to rebury it in the dark, sandy hole where you found it. Turn clay to putty in your hands with this Groupon.
$19 for a Clay Nativity-Scene Workshop ($45 Value)
Over the course of 1.5 to two hours, crafters of all ages learn to mould a nativity scene from scratch, using provided clay and tools. Workshops will be held Mondays and Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Thursdays at 4:30 p.m., and Saturdays at 1 p.m.
Touting a degree in Fine Arts, Framing Dames owner Catherine Hawthorn helms art classes and assists her customers in tastefully preserving their work and memorabilia with custom framing. Adults and kids aged 6–13 can learn how to draw, paint, and sculpt in a variety of classes and workshops, then hone their creative skills at home through a wide selection of art supplies available for purchase. On the framing side of the shop, the crew encloses two-dimensional masterpieces or napkins commemorating a first taste of nachos in acid-free materials designed for museum-quality protection. Three-dimensional objects, such as jerseys, can also be preserved by framing with matte and glass. In support of her community and charities, Catherine keeps a gallery dedicated to local artists and works to raise funds for organizations such as Doctors Without Borders. She shows off her skills and shares her vast knowledge in her webinar series.