Creative talents, like houseplants and celebrities, wilt without proper attention. Channel your aesthetic sensibilities with today’s Groupon: for $67, you get an introductory flameworked-beads class at Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton (a $135 value). Classes will be held 10 a.m.–4 p.m. on October 6, 8, 9, 13, and 27; November 10, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, and 27; or December 1, 4, 10, 11, 16, 17, and 18. Other dates will be scheduled through the beginning of 2012.
Housed on 55 sprawling acres of historic land, the Workhouse Arts Center hosts performance and theater venues, studios, event facilities, a gallery and exhibition space, and an ever-expanding community of artists in all-day workshops helmed by expert instructors. In an airy industrial room, students taking the Introduction to Flameworked Beads class wield oxygen-propane torches, forging small colorful beads to display as art or use as currency with naive aliens. Instructors show students how to effectively and safely handle the fire-spouting torch as they manipulate vibrant Moretti glass to create delicate and decorative glass beads covered in elegant designs or miniscule copies of the Constitution. Students should arrive prepared with a notebook and a packed lunch. Students should also wear long pants and non-polyester, natural fiber clothing, such as cotton.
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