Arts » General Arts

Make a heart at the IAC


This just in...

Making Hearts, Not Breaking Them

Glass Heart Samplers in Time for Valentine's Day at the Art Center

Indianapolis, IN (January 15, 2010) — Every Spring the Indianapolis Art Center hosts several sampler classes devoted to creating glass heart paperweights. It's no coincidence that these classes happen the first two weeks in February; these little gems make great Valentine's Day gifts! And if you want to create an unforgettable Valentine's Day experience, register you and your date to take the sampler class together! Nothing says devotion like shaping 2100 degree molten glass into a beautiful ornament that symbolizes your everlasting love... and that also keeps your loved one's papers neatly in place. See how thoughtful you are?

So this Valentine's Day, make a heart, don't break one. Candy is stale. Flowers are dead. Give a gift that is made with your hands, that comes from the heart and that is also, well, a heart. (We're artists, symbolism goes a long way, trust us). Register for the glass heart sampler at Sampler classes last two hours and are scheduled for afternoons and early evenings. Sampler classes are affordable at only $28 per student!

Glass heart sampler classes always sell out, so make sure to register early to get your spot reserved. For more information on sampler class schedules visit

If you miss out on the samplers, you're last chance for a unique Valentine's Day gift is at the Basile Studio Shop at the Art Center. The Basile Studio Shop features original hand-crafted paintings, watercolors, jewelry, sculptures, fabrics, and clothing from over 75 local and regional artists. Many of these items come directly from Art Center studios to your hands. Artists can also do custom orders! The Basile Studio Shop is open Monday through Saturday. Visit for hours and details.


This Week's Flyers

Around the Web