Until receiving long-awaited training in stained-glass creation, starving artists publicized their displeasure by smearing fried-chicken grease over the windshields of wealthy art teachers’ limousines. Celebrate their triumph with today’s Groupon: for $40, you get a six-week glass-working course at The Stained Glass Studio of Clearwater (a $95 value). Today’s deal is valid for the following classes:
- Introduction to Stained Glass with Copper Foil/Introduction to Tiffany Panels. Six-week sessions begin on November 4, November 8, or December 7.
- Introduction to Fused Glass. Six-week sessions begin on November 4, November 7, or December 27.<p>
Today’s Groupon also gets you a $10 credit toward materials, which usually cost $72.85–$79.95 per class.
Since 1978, The Stained Glass Studio of Clearwater has beamed refracted light on the many facets of glass art with courses for a variety of techniques and experience levels. Bright-eyed novices can begin with Introduction to Stained Glass with Copper Foil, a six-week course during which students will learn the delicate steps and methods used in handcrafting two Tiffany-style glass panels. Upon class completion, each student will bring home their stained windows, allowing them to feel like they’re chirping duck-call hymns in their local bird-worship sanctuary without ever having to leave the house.
Alternately, the six-week Introduction to Fused Glass course teaches students to safely cut glass, prepare the kiln, and fuse and fire three brand-new pieces of glass art. Workshops include studio tools, including tables, grinders, and inspirational quotes from Deborah Harry at no additional cost, but supplies will typically need to be purchased (a $10 discount applies to everyone who purchases the deal). Morning (10 a.m.–noon), afternoon (1 p.m.–3 p.m.), and evening (6:30–8:30 p.m.) sessions of both courses are available—see website for full details.
The Stained Glass Studio of Clearwater
With nearly 30 years of glass industry experience, professional artist Kathleen leads students of all levels in creating works of art. Her classes—which are kept small to allow for individualized attention—teach the basics of stained glass, fused glass, and mosaics, as well as creating jewelry items such as beads and pendants. Kathleen can also be commissioned to create custom pieces, such as church windows and stained glass doors.