Building a miniature ship inside a bottle is impressive, but not as impressive as forging a giant glass shell around the outside of an aircraft carrier. One-up ordinary hobbyists with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $20 for admission to a Basic Beading workshop for one (a $40 value)
- $35 for admission to a Basic Beading workshop for two (a $80 value)
- $69 for admission to a Basic Beading workshop for four (a $160 value)
Basic Beading workshops are scheduled for Saturday, July 21; Saturday, August 4; and Saturday, September 29. They run from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and accommodate 20–25 students each.
The Bead Studio
The artists and affiliates at the nonprofit organization The Bead Studio get the creative gears turning in children's brains with bead-related classes and events that emphasize improving art education for the DC-area youth. The Bead Studio hosts seasonal festivals spotlighting a slew of artisan-bead vendors to raise money for their mission and benefit other philanthropic, bead-related foundations such as Beads of Courage and BeadforLife. More than a dozen types of workshops led by instructors with impressive portfolios also benefit these causes, covering kid-centric beading techniques and business-related tips for adults wishing to start their own bead shop or kids looking to barter with the local ice-cream man.