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.
April 28 – May 1, 2015
Four Days, Two Daily Sessions Only $300
SGS: Stained Glass 101
An Introduction to Cold and Hot Glass Fabrication
Certification Credits: Twenty-Eight Hours
Requirements: Beginners that are ready for a fast-paced learning curve.
Limit: Six Students, sixteen years or older.
Fee includes materials, tools, airport transportation, transportation to and from classes and lunch each day.
Registration Deadline: April 1st
Cold Glass Fabrication: 8:30am to 12:00pm
Instructor: Jack Whitworth
Jack Whitworth of Whitworth Stained Glass in New Braunfels, Texas has worked in stained glass for more than forty years. He is a past president of the Stained Glass Association of America and is the current Director of the Stained Glass School. www.whitworthstainedglass.com
The morning session will introduce the student to studio safety and the types of glass and tools used in the trade. The student will gain a professional level understanding for the art of glass and the methods used in fabrication including advanced techniques for creating a focal point, handling negative space and use of borders to frame/or not!
Each student will create a small panel that can be carried home in luggage. The panel will also incorporate a piece created during the afternoon hot glass session. The instructor will pass on more than 40 years of hands-on knowledge in time management, cutting glass quickly and accurately, marketing your product, and any other stained glass topic that can help you improve your skill and your passion.
Kiln Formed Glass: 12:30pm to 4:00pm
Instructor: Louis Curiel
Louis Curiel has been a glass artist and instructor for more than forty-five years including stained glass, neon, and hot glass arts. He is currently the Director for the Curiel Reynolds School of Visual Arts in Newton, Iowa. www.curielarts.com.
The afternoon session will introduce the student to the professional art of hot glass or kiln formed glass. Using System 96 stringers, frit, and scrap glass, the student will learn basic procedures for fusing including: layering glass, firing schedules for size and texture, temperature control, tack fusing, full fusing, and annealing. Students will also learn the proper care and use of kilns.
Each student will create an embellishment or main subject piece to be incorporated into the fabrication of the morning session panel so that the student will have a complete understanding of both processes and how they can work together.
You can register for this class by calling the SGAA Headquarters at 800.438-9581 or by using the PayPal link below:
Hotel: The Stained Glass School has made arrangements with the Holiday Inn Express in Raytown for the low rate of $79 per night. The hotel serves a hot breakfast buffet.
Class Enrollment: Visit SGS Spring Classes to enroll online using PayPal, by downloading the Enrollment Form and returning with payment, or by calling the SGAA Headquarters at 800.438.9581 with your credit card information.
Our Thanks to the Proud Sponsors of the Stained Glass School
- S. A. Bendehim – www.bendheim.com
- Reusche & Co. of TWS Inc. – www.reuscheco.com
- Mayco Industries – www.maycoindustries.com
- Uroboros Glass Studios – www.uroboros.com
The 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!