Building a miniature ship inside a bottle is impressive, but not as impressive as forging a giant glass shell around yourself and waiting for your family to come home and find you. Do something crafty with this Groupon.
$69 for a Two-Hour Intro to Stained Glass Class ($165 Value)
Students create a stained-glass panel with the included supplies—such as cut glass, copper foil, and solder—and may take their finished masterpieces home. Intro to Stained Glass classes are scheduled for five weeknights and Saturday mornings in September, October, and November, but Studio Arts & Glass may schedule additional sessions as needed.
Studio Arts & Glass
Studio Arts & Glass owners Wendy and Robert Joliet were on a mission. The husband-and-wife team was determined to rescue two leaded stained-glass windows from a church-demolition site near downtown Akron. As Wendy told Colette M. Jenkins of the Post and Courier, “The wrecking ball was ready to hum and go right through the windows." But not before the Joliets salvaged the dirt-lined windows, along with several lighting fixtures. Robert—a professional artist who specializes in stained-glass restoration—cleaned and repaired the windows over several months, and the lighting fixtures are now restored and destined for a new life at a restaurant in New York City.
While the couple's shop specializes in artfully restoring timeworn stained-glass pieces, including the badly damaged Ohio State House skylight, they also teach others how to make glass artwork in a variety of classes. They lead students in creating stained-glass panels, mosaic pieces, and glass beads. To complement their own works, students can pick up a lawn art, glass ornaments, and a glittering array of jewelry to appease the family dog's jewel fever.