Mosaics evoke an artist’s impressions of scenes using assembled color fragments, just like alphabet soup evokes an artist’s subconscious fears though eerily misspelled noodle phrases. Make art using light, color, and happiness with today’s Groupon: for $50, you get a mosaic mirror class at Sonoran Glass Art Academy (a $115 value).
Sonoran Glass Art Academy welcomes laypeople into the rarefied world of glass arts, instructing students in furnace glass blowing, stained glass, lampworking, and other glass crafts. Under the tutelage of instructor Alysa Phiel, Mini Mosaic Mirror students ages 5 and up will construct their own 8"x8" frame enclosed with a reflective 4"x4" pane, which will itself enclose parallel universes and evil twins of varied dimensions. Participants in the three-hour session will learn to slice sheet glass, arrange pieces into a mosaic image on a wooden base, and then use adhesive to fix the luminous conglomerate of color in place. At the end of the day, the mosaic mirror will be yours to take home and use to adorn blank walls or remember where your facial tattoos are. Customers must wear closed-toed shoes, should come in clothes they don’t mind getting dirty, and would do well to bring sunglasses, water, and a snack. Classes are first come, first served and are often scheduled for Saturday or Sunday mornings and Thursday evenings.
Sonoran Glass School
Sonoran Glass School may sound like a Hollywood stuntman school, since students are encouraged to play with glass, flame, and saws. However, their in-depth glass-working classes teach pupils how to create delicate objets d'art under the watchful eye of a host of experienced instructors. Torchworking classes teach pupils how to shape their own paperweights and vases out of molten glass, and facet-cutting courses let students create mosaics depicting abstract designs or themselves making mosaics of abstract designs. Kids' and adult classes offer age-appropriate instruction, and an 10-student class cap for most courses ensures plenty of one-on-one time with the teacher.
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