Creating a mosaic out of broken glass turns trash into art, much like compiling a rubber-band ball or throwing rotten fruit at the television. Reuse and rearrange with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $49 for a Weld & Go sculptural welding class for one (a $100 value)
- $99 for an Intro to Fused Glass class for two (a $200 value)
- $49 for a Glass, Wine & Design class for one person (a $100 value)
- $99 for a Glass, Wine & Design class for two people (a $200 value)<p>
During the one-hour Weld & Go class for kids and adults, participants chalk out their ideas for a metal project before the instructor brings their sketches to life with welding techniques. Students can bring their own old wrenches, golf clubs, and other recycled metals or purchase materials on site and take their finished pieces home immediately following the class. Alternatively, the Intro to Fused Glass class and Glass, Wine & Design party teach students the basics of making multicolored fused-glass projects, such as jewelry, plates, and abstract glass designs from pre-cut glass pieces. Party groups may bring their own favorite wine and the studio will provide an array of chocolates. Finished pieces will be ready for pickup three days following the session.<p>
Rossi Sculptural Designs
Gina Rossi's art comes to life in a flurry of sparks and cauldrons of heat. A self-taught artist and certified metal-inert-gas (MIG) welder, her work incorporates fused glass, paintings, and organic metal figures, and has been featured in the Sacramento Press, as well as KCRA Channel 3 news. When she was young, Rossi's forays into art and imagination provided stable solace from her tumultuous and oft-troubled childhood, and her passion eventually flowered into a full-time endeavor. Through her growth as an artist, she adopted a trash-into-treasure approach, working with recycled metal and glass, and earning notoriety for getting Oscar the Grouch evicted to craft a piece from his former home. Her regular welding and fused-glass-art classes share her talents with eager students, as do her efforts with community art projects, which empower young, disabled, and elderly people to make their creative mark in the world.