Glass provides a resting place for wine, eveningwear for Cinderellas, and a more dramatic exit from 44th-floor windows for Bruce Willises. Shatter artistic inhibitions with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $24 for a two-hour, BYOB beginner glass-fusing class (a $48 value)
- $24 for a two-hour, BYOB advanced glass-fusing class (a $48 value)
- $24 for a two-hour, BYOB jewelry-making class (a $48 value)<p>
During beginner glass-fusing classes, instructors expound on glass’s properties and scoring and cutting techniques. Students fabricate (and take home) a 6-inch piece primed for slumping into a bowl or dish, and forge a gleaming pendant for displaying on a necklace. Alternatively, advanced classes pump up students’ glass-fusing repertoire with more complex techniques, such as using a glass grinder, circle cutting, and frit work, as they create an 8-inch circle or square piece. Advanced classes are slated for those who have taken an introductory course and are comfortable with glass cutting. To further refine artistic finesse, instructors pilot jewelry-making classes that divulge basic glass-fusing techniques and yield a dichroic glass pendant and matching set of earrings. See the class schedule here.<p>
Do It Yourself Crafts outfits amateur glass-smiths with all the necessary materials for their works to be fired onsite, and patrons older than 21 can tote libations to the lecture for imbibing as they forge their own party favors. The advanced class does not include the cost of slump firing, which can be purchased onsite for an additional $6.
Inside their blue-walled studio, staffers at Do-It-Yourself Crafts help visitors wield glass, tie-dye, silver clay, and pottery paints to create colorful, one-of-a-kind artwork. Glass-fusion classes teach patrons the skills they need to meld glass shards into funky tiles, and parties bring friends together to bond while they work on various art projects; patrons 21 or older can tote along libations to fuel the festivities. During pottery-painting sessions, patrons select a piece of raw ceramic bisque to adorn with provided pigments, choosing from forms such as plates, mugs, and plaques.
1909 Oxmoor Rd.
Homewood, Alabama 35209