Creating a 2-D rendition on canvas requires either the ability to masterfully wield a paintbrush or the strength to flatten a fruit bowl. Discover your artful brawn with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
$25 for a BYOB art class for one (up to a $70 value)
$49 for a BYOB art class for two (up to a $140 value)
$95 for a BYOB art class for four (up to a $280 value)<p>
Choose from the following BYOB art classes:
- Acrylic painting
- Making polymer clay beads from cane
- Beginning beading
- Metal stamping and embossing <p>
Master jewelry crafters and artists guide novices to fashion their own pieces such as bracelets, pendants, necklaces, and portraits. During one of the five offered metal stamping and embossing classes, students can learn to make everything from vintage-looking dog-tag necklaces to personalized metal-stamped earrings. All materials are included, and no experience is required.<p>
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.