Though stained glass is now popular among all walks of life, it once appeared only in the windows of cathedrals and inspirational posters for young grains of sand. Enjoy a craft once reserved for reverence with today’s Groupon to The Laurel Leaf in Franklin. Choose between the following options:
- For $45, you get admission for one to a four-hour introductory stained-glass workshop (a $95 value).
- For $89, you get admission for two to a four-hour introductory stained-glass workshop (a $190 value).<p>
Classes are on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and Saturdays at noon or 1 p.m. Check the scheduler for times and availability.<p>
The Laurel Leaf’s talented instructors guide students through the delicate art of stained glass. During the four-hour introductory course, the studio equips up to 10 students with all the materials necessary to fashion shimmering works of art. Amateur artisans cut glass with grinders, ring saws, and well-placed karate chops before arranging pieces within their frames with copper foil and lead-free solder. Students build one of several beginner designs available in the studio. At the end of each workshop, each pupil leaves with a stunning 8”x10” stained-glass creation of his or her own that can be easily hung in the foyer or secret passageway. Each lesson includes a midday break for a 30-minute lunch, be it a brown-bag special or wares from the nearby restaurants in the historic Leiper’s Fork area.