Glass Action

You’ve got lots of artistic talent. Too bad you can’t act on it.

Your watercolor self-portrait looked like Nancy Reagan in a party hat. One word: ouch. (Okay, another: ick.)

Time to jump-start the creative process with a class at Philadelphia Glass Works in Northern Liberties. The three-day Introduction to Lampworking course teaches the untrained (yet creatively inclined) basic glassblowing. The next session starts next week, so book soon.

You’ll learn how to use a torch to turn glass rods into decorative marbles. Should you discover a talent for the blowing arts, you can sign up for an intermediate class in the fall.

For advance inspiration, stop by the gallery Saturday: There’s a sale on all new artists’ work.

Because your browsing, appreciating, and shopping talents, on the other hand, are utterly unrivaled.

Philadelphia Glass Works, 908a North Third Street (215-627-3655 or phillyglassworks.com). Introduction to Lampworking starts August 8.