What You'll Get
Choose Between Two Options
- $75 for a three-hour Cheers glass-blowing class ($150 value)
- $225 for a five-week beginning glass-blowing class
Both classes are open to all students aged 13 and older. All materials are provided, and students need only show up wearing long pants and close-toed shoes. Call ahead to schedule.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Feb 16, 2016. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required; call at least 45 days in advance to schedule your class. Subject to availability. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Classes must be used by the same person. In the 3hr class option, purchasers will be making a stemless goblet and wine stopper. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Janke Studios
Matt Janke dreamed of landing the perfect glass-blowing job. After moving to Atlanta in 1986, he realized there wasn't a single glass studio in town, granting his art a ready-made niche. After settling in, he returned to grad school, earning an MFA in glass with the intent to launch his own university program and ultimately procure his own space. By the time he graduated in 1992, Matt further honed his skills, stockpiled equipment, and, in 1996, opened his own studio and hired himself.
Beyond the perks of being his own boss, having his own studio affords Matt a great deal of creative freedom. He infuses all his handblown light fixtures, tumblers, and vases with the prismatic swirls of his signature style, in which precise lines and natural variations vie for attention across undulating surfaces. A downtown gallery space facilitates sales of these works.
But the studio has also fulfilled more than Matt's original goal of finding glass-blowing employment, going on to catalyze a glass-blowing community. From single apprentices in the early days, the studio is now a full-fledged classroom, with space for five instructors, a dozen students, and the kilns that must melt their glass until they each finish their training by capturing and taming a fire-breathing dragon.