Medieval alchemists famously tried to turn clay into gold, but more often ended up with some form of highly viscous peanut butter. Accomplish a more artistic transformation with today’s Groupon. For $19, you get a clay-sculpting package at The Art Mill, a $38 value. Your Groupon includes three pounds of clay, up to 20 minutes of instruction, and all tools, firing, glazes, and telepathy necessary to mold your clay to form.
The relaxed, welcoming atmosphere at The Art Mill puts the focus on enjoying creativity instead of holding fierce golem-building contests. People of all artistic backgrounds will find an encouraging environment for clay slinging. Before constructing creations that will probably make you rich, an enthusiastic instructor built from clay will teach crafters the basics. Though instruction is geared toward beginners and intermediate-level artists, advanced talents are welcome to dust up. This isn't a full-fledged class, just a bit of expert guidance before you pound the provided three-pound clay lump into submission, which will likely resemble a bowl.
The helpful instruction at Art Mill will help you produce evenly shaped projects with ease. The Art Mill also has various molds to help create your desired shapes and textures. Though the possibilities are endless, potential pieces include vases, reed-diffuser containers, mugs, lidded containers, birdhouses, garden stepping stones, and, for advanced students, semi-functional WWII-era tanks. There is no charge for studio time, so work at your own pace. Once finished, coat your masterpiece with one of 60 glaze colors, then hand it over to a friendly staffer, who will prep it for a pickup the following week. Though hand washing is recommended, fired pieces are safe for microwaves, dishwashers, and Terry Funk.
- Your skill level doesn’t matter; it’s all about making art, making friends and discovering Friday night is good for more than killing brain cells at a bar or in front of the idiot box. – Wayne Brekke, Reader
- So many cool things…Soon all of Omaha will be checking out The Art Mill. Keep up the good work! – J. Post, Facebook
- My daughter is a regular student at The Art Mill. She loves it. Thank you Jane for giving her this wonderful opportunity. – D. Khandelwal, Facebook
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