What You'll Get
Glass begins as sand, which eventually wraps itself into a cocoon and emerges as a stained-glass disco ball ready to celebrate its bar mitzvah. Decorate coming-of-age sand with today’s Groupon: for $40, you get a one-day stained-glass workshop for beginners, with materials included, at Gabra Studios (an $89 value). Classes take place on Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. and Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Classes can take as little as two hours, while more ambitious workshops can last five hours or more.
In Gabra Studios’ Beginner workshop, students make their own stained-glass suncatcher using the technique that became famous in Tiffany lamps. Instructors Akram and Fadia Gabra, adept in fashioning custom pieces, guide careful hands through a stained-glass suncatcher pattern using professional methods and materials such as glass cutting, copper foil, and lead. The end result, suitable for hanging or use as an industrial-sized kaleidoscope, is a piece of artwork incorporating several different pieces of glass that can dangle reflectively in front of the light source of your choice.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Feb 8, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Subject to availability. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.