Creating your own art, much like teaching a peacock to ice-skate, is one of life's most thrilling sensory pleasures. Keep eyes occupied with today's Groupon: for $99, you get one spot in a three-hour metal-embossing class (a $110 value) plus a start-up kit (a $93.95 value) at Ten Seconds Studio in North Richland Hills (a $203.95 total value).
Ten Seconds Studio's project professors instruct classes in a range of metal-based art forms. Metal-embossing classes immerse fledgling artisans into a three-hour lesson divided into two parts: first, students glean the basics of embossing in a 90-minute demonstration that acquaints hands with the included start-up kit, basic technique, and recent patty-cake trends. The remainder of class is spent using newly learned skills to gussy up a metal picture frame (included in the start-up kit). Students may then take their shimmering creations home with them to exhibit family photos or cherished panes of glass.
The supply kit equips students with the necessary tools to continue their metal-imprinting endeavors at home. Investigate additional techniques and the common alphabet with the included A to Z METALworks DVD set—which includes usable patterns for words, shapes, and letters—or get inspired for new projects with fun, lighthearted instructional videos from their extensive digital archives.