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 this Groupon.
$45 for a Stained-Glass Valentine Heart Class ($102.95 Value)
During a three-hour session, students aged 16 and older use pieces of real stained glass to create a heart and tubie rooter. They then use foil to create a smooth border and solder the pieces together, along with an attachment for a slender test tube. When artists take their piece home that same day, they can fill the tube with water and use it either to prepare a cutting for transplant or simply to hold a pretty flower. Each customer will also leave with a copy of Tubie Rooters, a book Glass Addicts, Stained Glass created containing instructions for a dozen other similar projects. Students should call for scheduling availability. Students under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Most people don't get business calls from Walt Disney World. But, two decades ago, Glass Addicts owner Denise Hurley received just that—along with a request to design and build Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa's carousel horse. In the years since, orders have continued to pour in from Kohl's, The Mirage hotel, and other businesses and collectors seeking Hurley's Tiffany-style stained-glass and art-glass designs. Hurley also builds masterpieces on a smaller scale, restoring and repairing customers’ already existing pieces and building custom panes for homes and offices.
Intent on sharing her talent with others, Hurley teaches classes on formats ranging from mosaic picture frames to stepping stones and more. No previous experience is necessary, as classes accommodate beginners and master artists alike. Sessions take place in spacious, well-lit rooms filled with materials, and students and customers can study from books inspired by Hurley's designs or observe the installment skills of her professional staff.