Glass, like cheese, can be sharp, crumbly, or aged until it turns back into a mournful pile of sand. Learn to handle this multifaceted material with today's Groupon: for $89, you get an introduction to glass fusing workshop (a $200 value) at Joe's Glass Shack in Escondido.
Joe's Glass Shack provides patrons with all the tools, materials, and guidance needed to craft novel pieces of glass artwork in an educational, constructive atmosphere. During the individually paced session, glass-whisperer Joseph Perez guides pupils through all the steps necessary to fashion a fused-glass vase or bowl, which are ideal for holding flowers or for use as a Cyclops's colored contact lens. Surrounded by the art studio's '50s-themed decor, students can unleash their creative talents onto the supplies included in the workshop or choose to pay extra for an upgraded arsenal of materials and tools. Workshops are typically scheduled Tuesday–Saturday, and customers should call ahead to schedule a time based on Joseph's availability and daily horoscope.