Glass can be exquisite in its myriad forms, from the ornate windows of a Gothic cathedral to the crystalline webbing of a freshly vandalized windshield. Reflect on beauty with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a glass-fusing class at Zyndorf Glass & Arts (up to a $55 value). Call ahead to reserve a spot in a class on Thursdays at 6 p.m., or Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. or 2:30 p.m.
Zyndorf Glass & Arts' skilled instructors supply all materials and equipment necessary for crafting personalized vitreous creations during 2.5-hour workshops. Each student designs, shapes, and constructs a one-of-a-kind glass piece, experimenting with pops of color, geometric patterns, and hidden messages that reveal themselves in the presence of sunlight. Newbie and seasoned glass tinkerers alike craft either two fused glass pendants, two pairs of earrings, a coaster, a sun catcher, or a keychain under the watchful gaze of professional glass-art instructors. After the class, studio attendants melt creations into glossy final products available for pickup after a few days spent cooling and learning active listening. Students are required to wear closed-toe shoes.