$149 for Make-Your-Own-Paperweight Glass-Blowing Class for Two at Sonoran Glass Art Academy ($280 Value)

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Practiced staff at award-winning glass-art academy guide duos through forging 2–4 paperweights in 3-hour seminar on furnace glass-blowing

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Promotional value expires May 16, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2/person. Limit 2/visit. Reservation req'd 1-2 weeks in advance; subject to availability. Must be 13 or older. Must sign waiver. Call before purchasing if you have mobility or visibility issues. Must wear closed-toe shoes. Classes are non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Before paperweights, important documents had to be weighed down by fickle perpetual-motion birds or lower-echelon employees rolled tightly into a ball. Stylishly secure essential leaflets with today's Groupon: for $149, you get a make-your-own-paperweight glass-blowing class for two at Sonoran Glass Art Academy (a $280 value).

Winner of the 2011 LUMIE award for best arts-education program, the Sonoran Glass Art Academy deploys working professionals to mentor students on forging glittering glass artwork. During the three-hour make-your-own-paperweight experience, pairs can absorb furnace glass-blowing basics in the Academy's fully-equipped hot shop—a safer approach than petitioning lessons from nearsighted dragons. Select hues from a color palette to create two to four tennis-ball-sized paperweights, then retrieve your practical creations after five days of finishing work by the Academy's staff. All participants must wear closed-toed shoes and provide evidence that they are not prone to spontaneous juggling.

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.

Customer Reviews

This was a great experience, so much fun and entertaining all the people are so kind, and they help you out through the whole experience of learning the art of how to blow glass!
Rachael N. · December 4, 2015
This was my first experience working with glass. Instructor was great; helpful and non-judgmental of our creative skills.
Sharon O. · June 14, 2014
It was awesome. Such nice, inviting people and working with glass is something else!!
Skylar S. · June 1, 2014
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