Like a well-dressed bouncer, stained glass acts as a gatekeeper for light trying to get into homes while simultaneously providing eye candy for onlookers. Usher light into interior spaces with today's Groupon: for $30, you get one mosaic class at Ocean Stained Glass (a $65 value) in Seal Beach.
Ocean Stained Glass’ experienced instructors create custom works of art, while teaching others to do the same in seminars such as the mosaic class, which takes place over the course of two days. During the first class, rookies can take up to four hours to create the design of their choice and glue it down, letting mosaic masterpieces dry overnight, and returning at their convenience to add finishing touches and coating. Stained-glass students bring home works of art to shower rooms with multicolored light, convincing neighbors that you live in a rainbow and tricking leprechauns into entrusting you with priceless pots of gold. Scour the calendar for class and open-studio times and call ahead to set up an appointment.
Ocean Stained Glass
For more than a decade, the kilns at Ocean Stained Glass have been firing and finishing glass pieces crafted by both veterans and first-timers. The stained glass play land leads classes that vary in content from fusing techniques and mosaic construction to the pure art of stained glass. It also encourages glassworkers to drop by during open-studio hours, thereby eliminating the need for budding artists to hurl paint buckets and cement blocks at the nearest storefront window. The studio’s resident artists craft custom designs as well, which vary in price based on the materials and complexity of a project.