Building a miniature ship inside a bottle is impressive, but not as impressive as forging a giant glass shell around yourself and waiting for your family to come home and find you. Do something crafty with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $20 for a 90-minute beginner mosaic workshop (a $42 value)
With the help of one-on-one instruction, students devise an 8”x8” mosaic design, then learn how to cut and glue glass shards onto a glass panel to turn their design into reality. All materials are included.
- $110 for a five-week beginner stained glass class (a $225 value)
Instructors lead aspiring artists through a hands-on tutorial on building stained glass art using the Old World style. After choosing one of three available designs—including a seashell, bamboo, or modern flower—students create their own 14”x14” stained glass window from beginning to end while learning how to cut, break, lead, putty, clean, and solder glass. All materials are included, and students can take home their own cutting tool as a functional souvenir.
Art Glass Studios
Roberta made her first stained glass sun catchers in 1979. After discovering an affinity for the craft, she completed apprenticeships with a glass artist in Nevada and a glass painter in Germany before heading down the path towards custom work. Along the way, she learned the intricacies of sound structural integrity, and completed delicate window restorations in churches across the Southwest.
Today, Roberta maintains a studio, where she teaches students how to create their own artwork with glass. Her mosaic, stained glass, and fused glass classes introduce beginners to the finer points of wielding the colorful shards using stained glass methods developed over the centuries by old world artisans. In addition to her courses, Roberta stays busy with her own projects, selling glass art and crafting custom designs as gifts or shields against the sun’s harmful rainbow rays.