Unlike tablecloths or consciences, glass looks better stained. Spill a little inspiration with today's deal: for $45, you get four weeks of classes at the Burlington location of Abbey Stained Glass (a $90 value). The cost of materials is covered for the first class, but Groupon buyers can expect to spend $30 to $40 over the rest of the course, depending on which materials they choose to work with.
The staining swamis at Abbey Stained Glass have been teaching students of all levels how to color light and bend beauty for 25 years. In the first class, you'll practice staining fundamentals, including how to cut, grind, foil, solder, patina, and polish glass, before employing these skills in the pursuit of a five-piece suncatcher. Once you have the basics down, spend the next three lessons constructing a window composed of up to 15 pieces, depicting your favorite flower, bird, or gas station logo. After a month with the friendly staff at Abbey Stained Glass, you'll have a new set of skills and a tangible keepsake of your acumen, perfect for impressing grandparents and handsome milkmen alike. Classes are held in small groups of 10–12 and take place on Wednesdays from 2 p.m.–5 p.m. and 6 p.m.–9 p.m.