Everybody has an inner artist, but far too many people suppress this creative side. Thankfully, a variety of classes and workshops are now available to help even the most reluctant individuals embrace their artistic qualities.
Going beyond the paintbrush, these classes often involve unique materials that can be used in intriguing ways to create memorable works of art. Such is the case at The Shard Shop, which proves that, with the right materials and a little instruction, anybody can create a masterpiece that delivers a personal sense of pride.
A favorite destination at the Shops of Grayton, The Shard Shop makes artwork and self-expression accessible to a variety of visitors. It’s known for a cutting-edge style known as ShardWorx. Involving glass and canvas, this technique is easy to adopt, with children as young as 6 years of age attending and enjoying the shop’s ShardWorx classes. In addition to glass, ShardWorx incorporates beads, and most importantly, shells. These reflect the shop’s Florida location and make each work of art feel like a special souvenir.
Working with new materials can be nervewracking, of course, so The Shard Shop provides patient and kindhearted teachers who know how to make all types of aspiring artists feel comfortable. Despite offering plenty of assistance, however, these teachers also provide freedom to explore, rather than forcing every visitor to stick to the exact same design. Whether you crave complete autonomy over your artwork or need some guidance to get started, you’ll find the exact level of support you need.
Safety is a top priority at The Shard Shop. While young children are allowed to participate in ShardWorx classes, certain sections of the shop are designated for kids of specific ages. Kids and adults use safety glasses, rubber gloves, and sanding stones to minimize the risk of injury. The teachers provide plenty of instruction to ensure that everybody understands how to create glass-based artwork safely.
With a little instruction and a lot of encouragement, you’ll find that you can create truly beautiful art at The Shard Shop. Give your inner artist a chance.
– In addition to offering ShardWorx classes, The Shard Shop has a retail area with already completed works of art on sale. You can also buy a kit, which will allow you to create further masterpieces from the comfort of your home. An online shop is available, complete with T-shirts, caps, and several items that ShardWorx employees can often be seen wearing during classes.
– Once they’re completed, glass projects need to dry overnight. If you plan to visit The Shard Shop while on vacation, stop by early during your trip to add in an evening or two for drying your masterpiece.
– While kids can safely take part in ShardWorx classes, it’s important to consider their ability to follow instructions. This activity may not be a good fit for all children, even when they meet the age requirement.