Artistic expression can take the form of a vibrant painting, a stunning sculpture, or front-yard hedges trimmed into the shape of longing. Let creativity blossom with today's Groupon: for $40, you get $80 toward an intro to glassblowing class or merchandise at Elements Glass.
Founders Ian Gilula and Aaron Frankel preside over glass crafters at Elements Glass to create and display crystalline sculptures and collaborate with a community of local artists. During the introductory float-blowing class, novice bauble makers form their own glass floats, which were originally used to buoy fishing nets and lackluster clouds. For 20 minutes, students develop tactile connections with their materials by choosing and applying colors, forming glass, and blowing it out into unique varicolored floats. The process yields a scintillating orb of hand-selected colors ideal for adorning bare mantels, or art aficionados can purchase the handiwork of local artisans from Elements’ store.
1979 NW Vaughn St.
Portland, Oregon 97209