The very first houses were built of glass, giving homeowners 20/20 views of birds and their neighbors’ catapults and meat piles. Go glassy on a smaller scale with today’s Groupon for a glassblowing session at Sonoran Glass Art Academy, one of the only full-service glassblowing schools in the Southwest. Get down to the nitty-gritty of furnace glassblowing as you create a roughly four-inch holiday ornament in less than half an hour. You’ll choose the color and style of your ornament, then assist your instructor in the process of creating it by blowing air into your piece and molding the glass. Pieces are available for pickup two days after the session, or Sonoran can mail them to you in a glass box. Classes are open to ages 5 and up, and can accommodate up to 25 people. While you’re at Sonoran, check out its gallery of creative glass sculptures made by instructors and students.
Sonoran Glass School
Sonoran Glass School may sound like a Hollywood stuntman school, since students are encouraged to play with glass, flame, and saws. However, their in-depth glass-working classes teach pupils how to create delicate objets d'art under the watchful eye of a host of experienced instructors. Torchworking classes teach pupils how to shape their own paperweights and vases out of molten glass, and facet-cutting courses let students create mosaics depicting abstract designs or themselves making mosaics of abstract designs. Kids' and adult classes offer age-appropriate instruction, and an 10-student class cap for most courses ensures plenty of one-on-one time with the teacher.
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