Creating a masterwork of art can be like wandering through a maze: after a lengthy period of reflection and contemplation, you’ll still probably starve. Appreciate the figurative risks and transcendent joys of artistic creativity with this Groupon.
- C$69 for a glass-blowing workshop (a C$124.30 value)
Choose from the following dates:
- Monday August 19
- Tuesday August 20
- Wednesday August 21
- Thursday August 22
- Friday August 23
- Monday August 26
- Tuesday August 27
- Wednesday August 28
- Thursday August 29
- Friday August 30
Then choose between the 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. sessions.
During a three-hour class, groups of no more than six students learn the basics of working with liquid glass to create paperweights of their own design. Participants will learn how to gather and shape molten glass, apply the colours of their choice, and create a unique shapes with a variety of tools. After Flo Glassblowing polishes the final product, students can take home their creation.
After moving to town in 2005, glass artisan Melody Jewitt was renting studio time in Merrickville, Ontario. While at work, the Sheridan Institute–trained craftswoman discovered a kindred glassblowing spirit in the studio's owner, Bronwen McKnight, who has since retired. The two forged a friendship and artistic alliance that eventually became a business venture as well—their Ottawa studio dubbed Flo Glassblowing. The women used the studio to produce new work, continue their ongoing experiments with glass catcher's-mitt prototypes, and showcase their best designs. They also offer visitors a variety of workshops tailored to all ages, in which they reveal the secrets of flameworking, fusing, and casting that enable students to execute their own small glass pieces. In addition to the workshops, the studio creates a wide variety of custom glass blown products.