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What You'll Get
Creative talents, like houseplants and celebrities, wilt without proper attention. Give your artsy ego the attention it deserves with today’s Groupon: for $75, you get one introductory glass-fusion workshop at SiNaCa Studios School of Glass and Gallery (a $150 value). Classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
SiNaCa Studios allows artists of all skill levels to partake in the tradition of kiln-fired glass formation during introductory glass-fusion classes. With the help and insight of an experienced instructor, students will learn the basics of fusing glass after a comprehensive demonstration of safety and tool use. Educated on glass types, firing schedules, and fusing lingo, participants learn to safely cut glass and arrange glassy masterpieces ready for the kiln. Create up to four small pieces to be fused during the two-hour workshop, or compose blobby triptych interpretations of van Gogh’s Starry Night. All supplies are included with the cost of the class, and clients should call ahead to sign up for their preferred date.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 9, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required. Must sign waiver. Classes are non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About SiNaCa Studios
Functioning as both a school and a gallery, SiNaCa Studios not only showcases the work of glass artists, but also introduces the centuries-old art form to students of all ages. Founded by local artisans, the nonprofit works as part of the community, teaming up with other nonprofits, performing demos, and teaching classes, including glassblowing—the most prodigious use of hot air since Neil Armstrong lied about having lunar citizenship.
People can also opt for a shorter introduction to glass working with so-called experience workshops, such as flame-working, which lasts just three hours. In that time, participants design their own piece with the help of an instructor, who oversees their work in the studio. There, students melt raw glass over an open torch, shaping it with specialized tools and gravity, ultimately creating one seasonal item out of borosilicate, as well as colorful beads to later take home.