Art explores the great mysteries of the world, such as the secret of Mona Lisa's smile and why the Renaissance was swarming with winged babies. Delve into the unknown with this Groupon.
Choose from Six Options
- $25 for a Beginning Beading Bracelet class (a $60 value)
- $25 for a Photo Portraits for Beginners class (a $60 value)
- $25 for an Acrylic Painting class (a $60 value)
- $25 for a Fold Form Leaf Pendant jewelry-making class (a $60 value)
- $25 for a Hammered Copper and Brass Cuff Bracelet jewelry-making class (a $60 value)
- $25 for a Hammered Spiral Bracelet jewelry-making class (a $60 value)
Each guest enjoys snacks from the Shaker Square Farmers Market, all necessary supplies, and guidance from a professional artist. No experience is necessary, and children are welcome if accompanied by an adult.
Lake Erie Artists Gallery
Paula Atwell wasn't born an artist. She didn't pursue any art form in college, instead achieving a degree in English and a minor in accounting. After logging years in standard 9–5 jobs, she had an epiphany—it was time to do something for herself. Taking this newfound motivation to action, Paula enrolled in a beading class and followed it with forays into metalsmithing, crafting, and soldering.
These experiments in creativity led her to join the Lake Erie Artists co-op in 2003, where she began to show her eclectic jewelry at their booth during local festivals. When the co-op became incorporated in 2005, Paula's business world experience made her an obvious choice to lead the diverse group of artists in forming their own gallery. Today, the co-op-turned-gallery now carries hundreds of art pieces that span a range of media.
Producing blown-glass sculptures and handcrafted metal jewelry and pottery, the artists each specialize in a few select media as decided during the gallery's annual game of spin-the-paintbrush. The staff at Lake Erie Artists Gallery is also a strong proponent of local business, encouraging their patrons to browse Shake Square after looking at their wares. In project-oriented classes taught by working artists, students explore jewelry and painting and leave with their handcrafted pieces.