Glass provides a resting place for wine, evening wear for Cinderellas, and a more dramatic exit from 44th-floor windows for Bruce Willises. Shatter artistic inhibitions with today's Groupon: for $99, you get one glass-making experience at Holy City Art Glass in Los Gatos (a $280 value). This Groupon requires a reservation and is for ages 14+. An adult must accompany any participant aged 14–18. Participants must wear short-sleeve shirts and closed-toe shoes, and safety glasses are provided.
Holy City Art Glass—housed in a ghost town's one-time post office—sets a historic stage for anyone to learn the time-honored art of creating glass art. Over the course of the two-hour session, accomplished owner Tom Stanton and his cadre of savvy, dedicated glass-art gurus steer the class of 8–10 artistes-to-be through a triumvirate of traditional glass-making processes. Students will first learn how to engrave glass surfaces by etching a star onto a beveled piece of glass, utilizing the same processes that expert artisans employ to cut Waterford Crystal and tree-trunk love poems for JJJfilms.
After crafting glass objects out of glass frits, powder, and hand-cut pieces of glass, students will practice the Old World process of glass painting. At the end of the session, greenhorn glass artists will have made three distinct pieces to share with friends and family or distract eyes from annoyingly translucent windowpanes.
21200 Old Santa Cruz Hwy.
Los Gatos, California 95033Get Directions