Before the invention of color television, audiences watched their favorite shows through stained-glass windows placed over the screen. Enjoy authentic reruns with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of art, repairs, or classes at Creative Expressions Stained Glass.
Creative Expressions invites art enthusiasts to sift through an impressive collection of premade pieces, request a custom design or repair, or learn stained-glass basics in a six-session class. Liven up a home or office with luminescent artwork, such as a colorful lampshade or a decorative two-dimensional piece, ideal for hanging in front of a cubical mate's head ($18–$580). For clients seeking more personal depictions of the family dog dressed as the family therapist, founder and owner Joanna Franco also fabricates customized pieces, with a minimum size requirement of 2 square feet.
In the beginner-friendly stained-glass class, ambitious do-it-yourselfers learn how to make their own sun catchers and glass panels employing the elegant Tiffany method ($75, plus tools and supplies). Afterward, they can stock up on pro-quality tools, predesigned patterns, technical books, and a kaleidoscope of colored and textured glass to finish their light-catching portraits of Rick Moranis.
5660 El Paso Dr.
El Paso, Texas 79905