Creating a mosaic out of broken glass turns trash into art, much like compiling a rubber band ball or throwing rotten fruit at the television. Reuse and rearrange with today's Groupon: for $37, you get a five-hour mosaic-stepping-stone art class at Anything Goes With Glass, located in Schertz (a $75 value). Classes are held every other Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Mosaic-stepping-stone art classes at Anything Goes With Glass equip 15–20 students with all the necessary tools, materials, and creative workspace. Glass pastiche techniques require neither previous glass-cutting experience nor familiarity with the 100 most common uses of stepping stones. After selecting a mosaic muse, participants place and glue each glassy fragment onto pre-fabricated stepping stones, rapidly compositing unusual patterns, flitting hummingbirds, or pixilated self-portraits.
Instructor and owner Anita Schmitt draws from nine years of teaching experience to aid students in artfully arranging the colorful glass pieces into fetching layouts. Mosaic masterpieces dry during a brief lunch break and can be taken home after the class to adorn garden paths or replace uninspired bicycle hubcaps.
Anything Goes With Glass
The teachers of Anything Goes With Glass demystify the creation of stained glass in accessible classes for students of all experience levels. Lessons cover topics from basic soldering to lamp-smithing, but those with a grand design in mind might profit from commissioning a custom piece. As added inspiration, the creators share their building with a pottery studio and a glass-blowing business, and encourage passing clouds to take whatever shape they feel best represents them.