Artistic expression can take the form of a vibrant painting, a decapitated sculpture, or front-yard hedges trimmed into the shape of longing. Let creativity blossom with this Groupon.
$90 for a Glass-Fusing-and-Glass-Blowing Class ($180 Value)
Students spend the first two hours of a three-hour session choosing from a wide range of flat glass colors. Instructors assist with the process of cutting glass and piecing it together into personal designs, which they then fuse together. During the one-hour glass-blowing portion, students use long metal rods to blow air into their fused pieces, expanding them into vases or bowls.
J & C Glass Studio
What started out as a search for a fun alternative form of artistic expression led to the founding of an institution for preserving and sharing a millennia-old craft. That enthusiasm proved to be contagious, as more than 700 students from all ages and walks of life attended J & C Glass Studio's workshops in the first year alone.
Today, J & C Glass Studio continues to teach the art of glass blowing with instructional workshops that cater to beginner and advanced students. Passionate instructors share techniques performed almost the same way as artisans did thousands of years ago. During sessions, a mixture of sand, limestone, and silica is heated to 2,000 degrees until it reaches a honey-like consistency. From there, students shape it with tools, the power of suggestion, and their own breath, creating custom works of art that can decorate a mantel or desk for a lifetime.