Furniture is often passed down through the generations, like recipes or antidotes to the recipes. Make your own memories with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $59 for a BYOB lamp-making class for one (a $125 value)
- $99 for a BYOB lamp-making class for two (a $250 value)
An expert lamp builder guides students through the process of making their own table lamp using a range of materials and safe wiring techniques. All of the BYOB sessions are three hours long, and all materials and shop tools are provided. See the current schedule and a more detailed description of the class here.
Gil Stancourt Lighting Studio
Gil Stancourt says he'll put a light bulb in anything. Take one look around his studio and you'll believe him. The born tinkerer, who built his first lamp at the age of 12, has spent the last quarter century restoring antique lamps and designing original lighting fixtures, and in that time he's custom-made crystal fixtures, reproductions of cathedral chandeliers, and even art objects from repurposed items. Gil's specialty is bringing back to life antique lamps, which he can convert into more eco-friendly fixtures by retrofitting them to use energy-efficient GU-24 compact fluorescent bulbs and to not shine directly in the eyes of an endangered species that's trying to get some rest.
The lighting master shares his expertise in instructional classes, during which students learn basic wiring techniques and proper tool usage by constructing their own lamp from a wine bottle and other materials.
“Competent, organized, patient, good teacher, friendly - a fun experience. ”
“Great teacher, amusing, skillful and kind.... Class productive and fun.”
“Awesome class! Grat fun -go & learn something new”
3910 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Oakland, California 94609