After realizing his lungs were strong enough to blow down houses, the Big Bad Wolf gave up breaking into homes to eat porridge and launched a successful glass-blowing company. Put your lungs to the test with today’s Groupon for a glass-blowing workshop at J and C Glass Studio on the East Side. Workshops fall between September 7 and December 30. Choose between two options:
• For $62, you get The Experience workshop, a three-hour glass-blowing course (a $125 value).
• For $62, you get The Next Step Workshop, a three-hour glass-blowing course for graduates of The Experience workshop (a $93 value).
The professional glass factory allows amateurs to experiment and experts to breathe out spun masterpieces. The Experience workshop gives groups of three to six students a three-hour opportunity to break into a new, hand-blown world in which they learn the basics of studio safety while crafting a paperweight and a small vessel, which doubles as a paper weight. In The Next Step workshop, groups of four to eight previously initiated glass artists build upon fundamental skills with instruction on more complicated vessels, such as medium-size vases and bowls. Lung-pumped CO2 shapes pieces as blowers fashion complex pigment patterns from swirls of color and cinnamon sugar. Avid students can learn the functions of a glass-blowing assistant to become further initiated into the airy intricacies of the trade.