Artistic expression can take the form of a vibrant painting, a stunning sculpture, or front-yard hedges trimmed into the shape of longing. Let creativity blossom with today's Groupon: for $65, you get a Mosaic Stepping Stone class at Tile One On Mosaics (a $130 value). All classes are held at the Crossroads Art Center, and the class schedules are listed on the website.
Instructor Jenni Kirby leads aspiring glass-crafters through the basics of mosaics, imparting experience and techniques learned over 14 years in the trade. Students spend two sessions arranging tile pieces into a mosaic stepping stone to decorate their home, garden, or backyard basilica. During the first 2.5-hour session, Jenni covers the fundamentals of mixing and pouring concrete, as well as how to incorporate tile pieces from Tile One's stockpile or found objects that students bring from home, including china, seashells, bottle caps, and obsolete Scrabble tiles. After letting creations cure for a week, students will return for a one-hour session to clean up their stepping stone, put on any finishing touches, and take it home. All tools and materials are included with the class, and intimate class sizes of 15 ensure individualized attention for each student.
2016 Staples Mill Rd.
Richmond, Virginia 23230