Art explores the world’s great mysteries, such as the secret of Mona Lisa’s smile, why the Renaissance swarmed with winged babies, and the reason men turn blue when their guitars are not properly tuned. Delve into the unknown with today’s Groupon to Gallery’s Choice. Choose between the following options:
- For $29, you get a decorative wine-bottle art class (a $59 value).
- For $54, you get a decorative wine-bottle art class for two (a $118 value).<p>
Check the class schedule for available sessions, with more to be added. All students should provide their own clear wine bottle, cleaned and with the label removed.
Within the cozy, canary-yellow walls of Gallery’s Choice, the work of 75 Illinois artists waits to decorate homes, along with the attractive crafts created during classes. Decorative wine-bottle art classes save emptied vintages from the recycling plant or fleeting Hollywood careers as bar-fight-scene props by flattening them into eye-catching cheese trays and wall art. Instructors guide students through the process of attaching beloved pictures or dried flowers to the bottle to create personalized pieces for display around the house. The shop’s craftspeople will then use varnish and resin to smooth the piece’s backside and add a wire hook for hanging. Participants should bring in a clear bottle bereft of any labels or Post-It reminders to clean the bottle. The fully finished artistic gem will be ready for pickup about a week after the class.
Breaking glass is easy, but slicing it takes a subtle touch. Luckily, the Gallery's Choice's staff of skilled artisans demonstrate how to safely dance the flame of the torch as it transforms powdered glass into beautiful works of exquisite jewelry. Students of all ages can learn how to make stained-glass artworks, how to create colorful jewelry, and how to fuse glass rather than just holding pieces together with rubber banding. Beyond their creative curriculum, the studio also sells one-of-a-kind creations made by a roster of more than 75 local artists.