Furniture is often passed down through the generations, like recipes or antidotes to the recipes. Make your own memories with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $59 for a BYOB lamp-making class for one (a $125 value)
- $99 for a BYOB lamp-making class for two (a $250 value)
An expert lamp builder guides students through the process of making their own table lamp using a range of materials and safe wiring techniques. All of the BYOB sessions are three hours long, and all materials and shop tools are provided. See the current schedule and a more detailed description of the class here.
Gil Stancourt Lighting Studio
Gil Stancourt says he'll put a light bulb in anything. Take one look around his studio and you'll believe him. The born tinkerer, who built his first lamp at the age of 12, has spent the last quarter century restoring antique lamps and designing original lighting fixtures, and in that time he's custom-made crystal fixtures, reproductions of cathedral chandeliers, and even art objects from repurposed items. Gil's specialty is bringing back to life antique lamps, which he can convert into more eco-friendly fixtures by retrofitting them to use energy-efficient GU-24 compact fluorescent bulbs and to not shine directly in the eyes of an endangered species that's trying to get some rest.
The lighting master shares his expertise in instructional classes, during which students learn basic wiring techniques and proper tool usage by constructing their own lamp from a wine bottle and other materials.
100% of 25 customers recommend
“Very basic class and good for beginners. Gil is very knowledgable yet able to teach variable levels in the group.”
“Fun experience with a great teacher. Gil is funny, patient, generous, and knowledgeable. Class was over in two hours, not three.”
“Gil was full of information; covering a lot of background knowledge useful to wiring a lamp and generally understanding what we encounter electrically all the time....”
“Gil was full of information; covering a lot of background knowledge useful to wiring a lamp and generally understanding what we encounter electrically all the time. He makes it easy to understand and do. He does have equipment that makes it easier... but what professional doesn't!”