Spring 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.

April 28 – May 1, 2015

Four Days, Two Daily Sessions Only $300

SGS: Stained Glass 101
An Introduction to Cold and Hot Glass Fabrication

Level: Apprentice

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

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!


  16 Responses to “Spring 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.

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