Fall 2015 Classes • Raytown, Missouri


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Call 800.438.9581 to make all of your arrangements!

The Stained Glass School, Inc., offers a curriculum of professional-level instruction. This is an excellent opportunity to enter into and learn the craft, upgrade your current skills, learn a new area of the craft, or offer professional training to your employees. Small, hands-on, intensive curricula allow instructors to teach students through class demonstrations and, very importantly, offer individual and small-group guidance that allows students to quickly grasp techniques and form good habits while correcting and/or preventing bad habits.

BERBERICH Fall and Spring Classes
Sign up for both and save $100!

October 6 — October 9, 2015
9:00am — 4:00pm

Introduction to Glass Painting

*Introduction to Glass Painting is SOLD OUT*

Note: Call (800)438-9581 to have your name put on the waiting list.
If enough interest is shown a second class will be created for those who are on the waiting list!

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A Simple and Clear Way to Learn and Understand the Important Basics of Glass Painting

Tuition: $600 (includes all supplies and lunch)

Instructor: Jim M. Berberich Level: Any Level Credits: 18 Certification Hours Limit: 6 students

Jim will demonstrate the techniques and methods commonly used today. The class will include in-depth instruction and discussion on the tools, brushes, mixing agents and glass paints to be used. The class project from start to finish will include the use of traditional glass paints, enamels, and silver stains and a variety of mixing agents. One-on-one instruction will help students learn quickly and develop good habits with ongoing help from Jim after the class through Facebook. The goal is for the student to leave with a clear and confident understanding of the fundamental skills of glass painting.

Register online below!


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April 5 — April 8, 2016:  9:00am — 4:00pm

Stained Glass Painting: A Focus on Enamels

Note: Remaining space is limited!
If the class is full please call (
800)438-9581 to have your name put on the waiting list.


Prerequisite: students should have taken Jim Berberich’s Introduction to Glass Painting or have had similar training.

Tuition: $600 (includes all supplies and lunch)

Instructor: Jim M. Berberich Level: Any Level Credits: 18 Certification Hours Limit: 6 students

Students will complete three projects from start to finish including demonstrations, open discussion and one-on-one assistance. The following painting techniques will be explored in depth: tracing, matting, and shading. Also discussed and compared will be the many different mixing agents used in glass painting and their benefits.

The use of enamels, which adds so much to stained glass projects, will then be taught in detail including the use, mixing and application of some of the many enamels that are currently available.


You can register for one or both classes below. You save $100 when you sign up for both classes.

Fall 2015 Classes

General Information

Picture7The Stained Glass School is centrally located at 9313 E. 63rd Street, Raytown, Missouri, with easy access through Kansas City International Airport; by major highways; or – for those with local stations – train access is also available through the Lee’s Summit Rail Stop. The School has an agreement with the Holiday Inn Express for $79 per night – free breakfast and WiFi included.

Registration for classes, hotel reservations, scholarships, and transportation: Call the SGAA Headquarters at 800.438.9581 to make all your arrangements. Let us know if you would like a roommate or a ride from the airport. We are happy to assist!


  18 Responses to “Fall 2015 Classes • Raytown, Missouri”

  1. I am interested in the Stained Glass Painting Class. What airport is nearest to the school?

    Thank you,

    Sue Nowak

  2. Hi,
    I was wondering if you ran these classes in the Summer and/or December?

    I am really interested in learning painting techniques for Stained Glass.

    • They are held at various times throughout the year, depending on the availability of the teachers and on demand for the classes. Summer classes are held in conjunction with the Stained Glass Association of America’s Annual Summer Conference, which will be in Portland, Oregon, in 2015.

  3. Hi Richard!
    I came and visited a couple of years ago after taking a week long workshop with Kathy Jordan.
    I would like to know if you have any spring classes planned for 2015.
    Thank you!
    Have a great day!

    • Good to hear from you, Cynthia. Spring classes are being put together now. They will be announced here and in The Stained Glass Quarterly just as soon as the planning is finished.

  4. Hello :) Do you have a class for the complete beginner? I wouldn’t know where to start but I have been wishing for years to be able to being pursuing this. Thank you so much in advance for any information and guidance you can provide!


  5. Does the school in Raytown offer classes monthly? I see April and May, what about the rest of the year? Do you know if they are any planned for July 2015?

  6. Do you know when the next stained glass 101 class will be and how long this class is? I live in FL and have always wanted to do stained glass.

    • After the April 28th class, there is not another scheduled at this time. There is generally one Stained Glass 101 class offered every year to eighteen months.

  7. Do you still have a scholarship available for the SG 101 class? I would LOVE to take the class, but financially cannot at this time.

    • All scholarships have already been awarded.

      The Stained Glass School usually makes at least one scholarship available for each class; you will find classes and scholarships announced in The Stained Glass Quarterly.

  8. Dear Richard,

    I don’t remember since when it became a dream of mine to create my own designs on stained glass. I am passionate about glass paintings, want to have some expertise / course on stained glass. Would you please tell me whether you provide any stained glass course for international students too as I live in Bangladesh or you can suggest me any institute where I can take an extensive course on stained glass. Thank you.


    • At this time, all classes are held in the United States at either the Raytown, Missouri facility or else at the site of the Annual Summer Conference.

      Stained Glass School classes are regularly attended by students who travel from overseas.

  9. I would like to attend a class. Is there one coming up? An earlier post mentioned that they are organized partially by demand and interest- I’m interested!

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