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.