Today's Deal from The Crucible
Glass can be exquisite in its myriad forms, from the ornate windows of a Gothic cathedral to the crystalline webbing of a freshly vandalized windshield. Reflect on beauty with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
Each "Taste of" experience is comprised of three two-hour art workshops held in one day of exploration. In the Taste of Fine Art experience, up to 24 students dive into introductory courses in glass fusing, glass casting, and jewelry crafting, whereas pupils in the Taste of Industrial Arts experience receive introductory lessons in blacksmithing, MIG welding, and aluminum casting. Both experiences include a lunch of pizza and soda as well as all materials and safety equipment, and students get to take their creations home with them. Experiences are held from 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; see the above class pages for specific dates.
With the vision of a bracelet in mind, a student lays a strip of steel over an anvil and begins bending it under the blows of a hammer. Down the hall, another budding artist pours molten glass into a mold, which soon cools into a decorative orb. Each year, the faculty at The Crucible educates roughly 5,000 adults and children in arts that range from ceramics to fire dancing. Starting in 1999 with a $1,750 grant, the nonprofit's founders—a small group of artists that includes sculptor Michael Sturtz—nurtured a vision that took them from a 6,000-square-foot warehouse to a solar-powered, 56,000-square-foot arts-education studio. Beyond the classrooms, The Crucible also hosts galleries where both students and faculty show their work, exploring the various elements of design or states of longing for a Twinkie.
Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Not valid until 6/21/11. Valid only for option purchased. Online registration required. 7 day cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price may apply. $25 withdrawal fee may apply. Must be 16 or older. Must sign waiver, must have waived signed by guardian if under 18. Classes must be used by the same person.
1260 7th St.