Glass provides a resting place for wine, evening wear for Cinderellas, and a more dramatic exit from 44th-floor windows for Bruce Willises. Shatter artistic inhibitions with today's Groupon to Victorian Art Glass. Choose between the following options:
- For $49, you get an Art Business class (a $100 value).
- For $59, you get a two evening Glass Art Sampler class (a $150 value).
Victorian Art Glass schools students on the business and technical sides of the art industry through the imparted knowledge of professional glass artist Dennis Brady, founder of DeBrady Glass. The Art Business class instills the brains of budding tycoons with the know-how necessary to earn a living as a part-time or full-time artist, be it as a painter, sculptor, or monster-truck designer. The course surveys economic issues unique to artists as providers of both product and service, then offers business strategies such as determining prices and optimizing promotion. Entrepreneurs leave with a better understanding of how to launch a business based on their wares and craft a business plan from popsicle sticks. Classes are taught on three Wednesdays, September 28, October 26, and November 30, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The Glass Art Sampler class acquaints crafters of all abilities in the different ways of manipulating glass, including casting, sculpting, and breakdancing without shattering. Groupon purchasers can check the class schedule to choose two three-hour classes on consecutive Wednesday or Thursday evenings in September, October, and November. Students who wish to venture further into the glass trade and craft their own mosaic of a snifter to take home receive coupons for 25 per cent off a future glass art class and 25 per cent off glass art supplies. In addition, a full-day drop-in session allows pupils to create masterpieces under the helpful gaze of glass-making pros using the studio's space and tools.
Victorian Art Glass
Dennis Brady and his glass-blowing brood do more than supply Victoria with a steady stream of colourful crystalline pieces. They also impart the tricks of their trade in easy-to-understand classes, lectures, and workshops. Artists and curious common folk can take advantage of Victorian Art Glass's expansive art experience, which allows visitors to experience several different types and textures. The studio's many kilns for rent or other tools such as the sandblaster help produce intricate designs into smooth surfaces to practice for a new gig as Jack Frost. The glassomancers' educational programs emphasize the business end of artistry, with numerous classes aimed specifically at improving one's marketability.