Creating a mosaic out of broken glass turns trash into art, much like compiling a rubber-band ball or throwing rotten fruit at the television. Reuse and rearrange with today's Groupon: for $49, you get an introductory mosaic-making class at Maverick Mosaics Art School & Studio in Vienna (a $99 value).
Maverick Mosaics reveals essential skills for maneuvering multicolored shards into vibrant works of art during beginners' Mosaic Express workshops. During the three-hour session, experienced artists will introduce basic techniques—including cutting, adhering, and finishing—so that students can piece together their own small decorative works. Dig through a mountain of stained glass and tiles in search of the perfect chunks to finish a tessellated sunset or a photorealistic portrait of a gravel driveway. The studio provides all necessary tools and materials with a variety of colors and textures to encourage unique designs and intricate patterns in each take-home piece. Additionally, 8–15 friends, coworkers, or pointillist sculptors can redeem together to reserve their own private mosaic session.