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 $50, you get $125 worth of classes at The Stained Glass Studio of Clearwater.
Since 1978, The Stained Glass Studio of Clearwater has shined refracted light on the many panels of glass art and expression with custom glasswork and courses for a variety of techniques and experience levels. Bright-eyed novices can begin with Tiffany Style: An Introduction to Copper Foil ($125), a five-week course in which they'll learn the delicate steps and methods for handcrafting their own personal glass panel. Upon class completion each student will bring home their stained window, 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, Beautiful Beveled Boxes ($95) is a four-week course that instructs cube construction enthusiasts how to build an elegant, three-dimensional case crafted from beveled glass and mirror. Courses are also available in glass fusing, mosaics, and lampwork beads; most classes include tools at no additional cost, but supplies will typically need to be purchased (a 10% discount applies to everyone who purchases the deal). Visit the website for a full list of courses and pricing.
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.