Learning something new requires clearing space in your head, which is best accomplished by sneezing out brain cells until you can’t remember cursive. Make room for new skills with this Groupon.
- $187 for a private glass-blowing class for two (a $400 value)
A glass artisan with more than 30 years of experience brings pairs into his studio for two hours to teach glass-blowing techniques and help them create their own pieces.
Ridabock Glass Studio & Gallery
You never know where an artist will find inspiration. For glass artisan Peter Ridabock, it comes from two places. The mysterious depths of the ocean are well suited to the liquid, layered nature of glass, leading Ridabock to create alternating strata of color and pattern that recall an ocean habitat. The artist also finds motivation in music, as the distinct elements that come together in a glass piece recall the cooperation required of players in an orchestra. With these inspirations as his guide and more than 30 years spent honing his craft, Ridabock flaunts a collection of colorful and abstract glass pieces in his personal gallery. The artist also shares his gift with others in daily glass-blowing demonstrations and a range of workshops that teach seasoned and beginner glass blowers to create one-of-a-kind pieces out of molten glass, which look a lot better than that time they left their eyeglasses in the center of the earth.