Mosaics memorialize important moments in history, from athletic feats featured on the Villa Romana del Casale to the ewoks of George Lucas's kitchen backsplash. Craft your own mosaical memento with today's Groupon: for $25, you get an one-hour mosaic art class at Laura K. Aiken Mosaics (a $50 value). Classes take place on Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to noon and Tuesdays from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Laura K. Aiken creates mosaics that catch both light and passing eyes, which has helped to earn her a feature on HGTV's That's Clever. Aiken shares her techniques in one-hour workshops in which students of all skill levels learn basic cutting and glass-placement techniques as they craft their own fridge-ready 4”x4” mosaic masterpieces. Artisans select from an opulent rainbow of shimmering golds, pinks, deep purples, and blues, out of which they form simple shapes such as flowers or abstract designs such as interpretative portraits of second-grade substitute teachers. Glass and tools will be provided; students hoping to learn to re-tile their own butcher shop walls should note that this workshop does not teach grouting techniques. Classes commence on Saturdays at 11:00-12:00 and Tuesday afternoons from 2:00-3:00.