BYOB Glass Art Making Event at The Glass Palette (Up to 46% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Bring a favorite beverage and set your creativity free, making a set of four original glass coasters with help from experienced instructors

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Reservation required, subject to availability. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Must be 21+ with valid ID to consume alcohol. Not valid for private parties and other class types. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $39 for one BYOB glass art making event ($72 value)

Students sip on wine – or whatever favorite beverage they happened to bring – while piecing together and fusing a set of glass coasters. The coasters are 4” by 4” squares, but that frame represents the extent of the student’s limitations. They can cut, combine, and fuse glass in any pattern that they fancy while instructors provide tips, guidance, and insight.

The Glass Palette

Most popular offering: Fused glass art and dish ware
Reservations/Appointments: Optional
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Established: 2004
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Browse our website for ideas and inspiration. We recommend reservations for groups of 5 or more.

Q&A with Cara, Owner

What sets your business apart from your competition?
We are the only make-it-yourself glass studio in the Charlottesville area, and we offer a wider variety of projects and classes than any other in our vicinity. The glass art experience offers a hands-on exploration of glass art and allows complete creativity of design.

What was the inspiration for starting this business?
Mother-daughter team Maria and Cara started The Glass Palette nearly ten years ago. Maria has over 25 years in various glass art mediums, and Cara earned her BFA in Fine arts. The two discussed starting an art-related business for years until finally the inspiration for the Glass Palette hit them. With this studio, they could provide people of all ages and backgrounds an opportunity to walk in and create something beautiful. They also offer classes for those wanting to learn advanced techniques and group parties and events for children and adults.

What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?
My favorite moment happened a couple of years ago, and I can still picture the little girl's face. Her mother brought her in for her first visit and they each decided to make a fused glass sun-catcher. As she was finishing her project she looked up and exclaimed, "Mommy, Thank you. This is the most fun I have had in my whole life. This is way better than painting pottery." She and her mom became regular customers.

What’s your favorite part about your job?
I am constantly inspired by the creativity I see in each individual project. So many of our customers walk in and say that they are not creative, or immediately put themselves down about their level of "talent." I love encouraging them to play and reassuring them that with the glass, one cannot go wrong. Some of the projects that get produced are really wonderful, and most importantly the customers had a great time making them. Almost every person is very pleasantly surprised to see how their project has come out once it has been fired in the kiln.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Everyone that comes in to make a glass project has access to a rainbow of colors to use when creating their designs, and the color and design choices are completely their own. We do not work from patterns or predetermined designs. Everyone at least 8 years old can use glass cutting tools to manipulate the glass pieces. We show each person the tools and techniques they need to create something wonderful.

Customer Reviews

Really fun experience Shop owners are really helpful and creative
Kelli P. · November 16, 2015
A fun place to visit and a novel experience!
Emily T. · November 14, 2015
Fun time and beautiful results
Vicki A. · October 31, 2015

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