Creative talents, like houseplants and celebrities, wilt without proper attention. Coddle attention-craving creative impulses with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a two-hour special plate-making course at Tucson Stained Glass on Grant Road. Classes are held each Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.– 8 p.m.
Tucson Stained Glass fosters the fashioning of shimmering works of glassy art with expert instruction and a vast armament of glassware and glassworking supplies. During a kiln-formed glass course, a professional glassware instructor doles out silica-based knowledge, infusing students with the ability to construct a beautiful 11-inch round or square dish from the provided materials, including scrap glass, confetti, noodles, paints, enamels, and mustaches. After designing a rigid, stoic piece of painted glassware, guests select a mold for slumping or draping their dish in the kiln, creating an eye-pleasing bit of usable artwork. After leaving the pieces to take a nap in the kiln and cool off, guests return to the store and then leave equipped with a handmade plate of their very own.
Tucson Stained Glass
Tucson Stained Glass sprawls its diverse selection of glass-related supplies, tools, and workstations across 5,000 square feet of space. The shop's diverse selection of classes showcases the artistic versatility of glass, appealing to an assortment of interests with sessions in glass casting, fused mosaics, wire wrapping, and more. Amid its uninhibited creativity, Tucson Stained Glass also keeps shelves upon shelves stocked with materials, such as glass for cabinet doors and skylights.