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What You'll Get
Crafting something with your hands inspires a feeling of artistic accomplishment, but molding something with your feet inspires only feelings of ticklishness. Put your dexterous digits to use with today's Groupon to Stonybrook Fine Arts in Jamaica Plain. Choose from the following options:
- For $75, you get a ring-making workshop (a $150 value).
- For $75, you get a welding workshop (a $150 value).
Both workshops include all necessary materials.
Stonybrook's talented crew of artists impart the basics of sculpting and metalworking with classes and workshops in a welcoming neighborhood studio. The four-hour ring-making workshop gives circular-craftspeople hands-on practice at forging their own bauble using several jewelry-making techniques. By the end of class, you'll have successfully created one ring, which you can then use to pop the question or telekinetically generate objects out of green energy.
If you'd rather develop a skill with more practical applications, the three-hour introductions to welding familiarize metal-molding neophytes with MIG, stick, and oxy-acetylene welding and torch cutting, a technique normally reserved for tin-man heart-replacement surgeries.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 14, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 6 per person per option, may buy 6 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required; subject to availability. 48hr cancellation notice required. Must be 15 or older with guardian permission for welding. Must be 13 or older for ring workshop. Must sign waiver. Not valid for resale. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Stonybrook Fine Arts
A mosaic of metal parts forms a silver metal dog standing on its hind legs as it appears to catch a frisbee, while behind it, a brown dog, also made of various metal parts, stares attentively with ears up. These are just two of the sculptures outside the brick confines of Stonybrook Fine Arts, a celebrated studio where both teachers and students invent their own inimitable creations, whether they be jewelry, stone carvings, sculptures, or models for robot minions. Small group classes pepper the schedule, with rare selections such as foundry classes, which teach students to pour molten bronze into ceramic molds, and welding workshops, which inform all levels how to fuse and cut metals with gas torches and plasma cutters. Within the workshop, students are immersed in the entire metal-casting process, pouring and finishing their pieces under the watchful eyes of professional artists-instructors.