Oak Park Art League

Chicago

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In a Nutshell

Instructors at 90-year-old art center impart artful techniques in classes of no more than 15 students, who take home finished products

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Promotional value expires Jun 16, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift for glass-fusing option. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required; subject to availability. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Artists must rely on a keen visual aesthetic to accurately render the curve of a smile or the beveled edges of a Lego space station. Invoke inner artistry with today's Groupon for classes at Oak Park Art League. Choose between the following options:

  • For $39, you get one glass-fusing class, which takes place on Sundays from 2 p.m. to 4p.m. (an $80 value).
  • For $55, you get a two-session mosaic class, which takes place on Sundays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (a $120 value).

Nearly a century old history, Oak Park Art League has colored the community by cultivating and sharing the work of local artists through instruction and exhibitions. During a glass-fusing class, students acquaint themselves with the included materials with deep, ritualistic curtsies before instructors launch into a technical demonstration. Students choose from projects including an ornament, sun catcher, or free-form picture frame, and proud craft parents are free to tote their polished progeny home upon completion.

Mosaic-making classes require a slightly more intricate approach, necessitating instruction that stretches across a pair of two-hour sessions. Instead of haphazardly shattering glass with a well-flung snow boot, students learn to carefully break panes into a palette of reusable shards. Fragments are then reassembled in creative shapes on either an 8"x10" picture frame or as a wall mosaic.

Customer Reviews

price was steep for the materials used but very fun
Sarah · June 21, 2012
Thoroughly enjoyed the class, great teacher and do hope you have classes like this. I'm not an artist but love doing creative things. And it was very interesting class.
Phyllis W. · June 18, 2012
Thanks for a great class! Please offer more fused glass classes--I would be very interested in creating some pendants or earrings.
Susan S. · May 22, 2012

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