The Stained Glass Association of America is looking forward to meeting in the home city of its national headquarters and is celebrating with a new, lower pricing structure for early registration: register now for only $250! Pricing goes up after April 1.
Pre-Conference classes filled so quickly, both painting instructors Bob Markert and Kathy Jordan have agreed to open up second classes. Call soon before all classes are filled! No more new sessions can be added after these are full. The Stained Glass School’s pre-Conference classes are on June 26 and 27.
The SGAA Stained Glass School will provide a very wide range of classes taught by professionals for professionals. Sandblasting with Kathy Barnard is a two-day intensive to discover the intricate art of sandblasting. It is a great class for both the beginner and the artist wanting to perfect their own techniques. Flesh Painting: A China Painting Approach with Kathy Jordan presents a very unique painting style developed by Kathy. We are pleased to have her with us for this intermediate level class. Bob Markert has been asked to teach his very popular intermediate painting class again. This special style that Bob developed for a major commission at Highland Baptist Church in Louisville is described as very freeing, allowing the artist to include something very different in their portfolio. Editor Richard Gross will conduct a class entitled Stained Glass Photography at the Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral. According to Richard if you can photograph these difficult-to-photograph windows you’ll find other stained glass photography easy.
The list of lectures for Kansas City has inspired unprecedented early conference registration. Members are excited about our exploration into new Conference topics and directions. Lectures will include motivational speakers, business planning in the studio and in cyberspace, and expert speakers in a wide range of topics, including: The Art of Making Glass; Architects – What They Expect; Visual Theology: Art in the Catholic Church; Exploring Artistic Creativity.
Registrants will also be visiting the office and be able to view the permanent home site and building plans. Demonstrations will be available for building websites, mosaics, installation, and business planning.
A major exhibition of glass panels is also being planned. Sales from these panels will go toward the Stained Glass School Building Fund. The School is also requesting that everyone dig deep into their closets and bookshelves. Look through your display panels and extra tools for items for the annual auction. Your support will help build the school of tomorrow.
Official Conference Hotel: Hyatt Regency Crown Center, 800.233.1234 or 816.421.1234; $139 for Single or Double Occupancy. Reserve your room now. Reservations can be changed within 72 hours of reservation date.