FYI: Notes & News



The Stained Glass School, Inc., is actively seeking qualified professionals interested in teaching workshops and classes at the new location in Raytown, Missouri. Interested instructors should send description, outline of class, and materials list. Also include your curriculum vitae, a portfolio of work relevant to the class, and compensation requirements (i.e., teacher’s fee and expenses). Future class dates and schedules are being set for Fall of 2015, Spring of 2016, and the 2016 Summer Conference Classes. Please consider donating your teaching fee for your first class to help get the school started! Please send all information via email to or to SGAA Headquarters, 9313 E. 63rd Street, Raytown, MO 64133.

SGAA Conference

Evanston, Illinois — July 6 – 8, 2016: The Stained Glass Association of America is proud to announce that the 107th Annual Summer Conference will be hosted by Emily Carlson of Solstice Art Source and Bill Klopsch of Bill Klopsch Stained Glass. Evanston is home to one of Chicagoland’s richest concentrations of stained glass. The Hilton Orrington/Evanston will be the official conference hotel. SGAA room rates will be $149 per night for single or double rooms. The Stained Glass School will be offering post-conference classes on July 9.

Tell us what you want to see and what you want to learn! Email Conference Chair, Emily Carlson at with your ideas.

The Conference Committee is now accepting submissions for lectures and classes at the Evanston 2016 Conference. Please send topic outline and bio to

Visit the SGAA website at for updates on another great SGAA Conference!

Apprenticeship Programs

Siena, Italy: The Vetrate Artistiche Toscane is accepting applications for its apprenticeship programs. There are apprenticeships lasting two months (January – February; March – April; November – December) and three lasting one month (May, August, and October). Although designed to be of benefit to the beginner and intermediate, advanced and professional glass artists have also found the apprenticeship useful to enhance their skills. Apprenticeships will be held in Siena in English and target most aspects of glass craft. Intensive hands-on courses are also available. Contact Vetrate Artistiche Toscane, Via della Galluzza 5, 53100 Siena, Italy;;

Educational Opportunities

Enders Island, CT: The St. Michael Institute for the Sacred Arts provides religious programs and seminars in the sacred arts, including stained glass, iconography, and other sacred arts. This unique retreat provides a special location to learn and further artistic studies. Contact 860.536-0565, or visit

Oviedo, FL: Stained Glass Imagery offers classes designed for beginning students and as a refresher course to learn the craft of stained glass. Basic techniques such as glass cutting, pattern making, copper foiling, and soldering will be introduced. They also offer classes through: Crealdé School of Art, Winter Park, FL. For more information, contact or call 321.377.1492.

Deer Isle, ME: The Haystack Mountain School of Crafts sponsors a community of 85 participants, including staff, students, and internationally known faculty artists. Workshops explore creative arts, with lectures, presentations, and performances. Enrollment is limited. Haystack also sponsors spring and fall workshops for craft makers. Visit

Amherst, MA: Horizons to Go offers a wide variety of destinations for artistic vacations. Trips are a combination of education, inspiration, and fun. For current schedule of trips, contact

Williamsburg, MA: Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program offers intensive workshops in a variety of media as well as summer programs for high-school students. For application and classes, visit

Detroit, MI: College for Creative Studies offers a wide variety of degreed creative programs including a glass program. For more information visit for details.

Lansing, MI: Delphi Glass holds one-day, weekend, weekly, and special-event glass art classes. Call 800.248-2048, or visit for details.

Wheaton Village, NJ: J. Kenneth Leap has 20-plus years of experience as a stained glass instructor. All tools and materials are provided. Small-group classes of no more than six are held at the Wheaton Arts; private classes are also available. Wheaton is one hour from Philadelphia or two hours from New York City. There is an on-site hotel. For detailed stained glass class information, visit

Corning, NY: The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass offers 10-week classes in glassblowing, lamp-working, cold working, painting on glass, sandblasting, marble making, and bead making. Fall, Winter, and Summer courses are offered. For class schedules and detailed information, visit

New York, NY: Creativity Workshop is dedicated to teaching people about their creativity and how to use it in all aspects of life, work, and creative expression. Workshops are available in New York and Europe. For more information, visit

White Plains, NY: The SUNY/ Westchester Community College, through the Westchester Art Workshop, offers stained glass classes for credit. The instructor is Patricia O’Connell from The Glasserie. For more information, call 914.684-0094.

Portland, OR: Bullseye Glass Co. offers a wide variety of kiln-glass and glass torch working classes and demonstrations during the Spring and Summer. Classes are taught by Bullseye staff instructors unless otherwise specified. Classes and special events are held at the Bullseye Resource Center. For more information about education activities at Bullseye Glass, visit:

Bryn Athyn, PA: Hands-on summer workshops in stained glass, metal forging and stone carving taught by nationally recognized master craftsmen. Draw inspiration from the magnificent buildings of the Bryn Athyn Historic District, including their collection of more than 100 stained glass panels from the Middle Ages. There are two four-hour sessions each day, for four days. Designed to accommodate beginner and intermediate students. Small class sizes. Must be 18 to register. Bryn Athyn is located 30 minutes from Philadelphia, with onsite apartment-style housing available. Each course qualifies for one Act 48 Professional Development Credit. For more information, contact Martha Gyllenhaal: 267-502-2569,

Philadelphia, PA: Kathy Jordan has 20-plus years of glass painting experience and instruction. She is offering week-long painting intensives with co-instructor Ken Leap during October. Hands-on glass intensives reinforce the fundamentals and expand the glass painter’s repertoire with more advanced techniques. Private instruction is also available. For more information, call 610.891.7813 or email Kathy Jordan at

Pittsburgh, PA: The Pittsburgh Glass Center is dedicated to teaching, creating, and promoting glass art. The 16,000-square-foot facility houses state-of-the-art studios in hot glass, flame working, cold working, casting, and kiln work. For an application and list of classes, visit

Gatlinburg, TN: The Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts offers five 11-month residencies in all media for pre-professional, self-directed artists mid-June thru May. Project includes $300 monthly stipend, private studio, housing, meals, and exhibition space. Teaching and professional-development opportunities are also available. Spring and Summer Studio Assistantships, Work-Study, and Scholarships. Deadline: Spring, Jan. 15; Summer, April 15. Spring and Summer Workshops: Spring one-week workshops and summer one- and two-week workshops in various media are now available. Visit for details on these projects and all that Arrowmont has to offer.

Ephraim, UT: Traditional Building Skills Institute at Snow College provides hands-on experience in traditional building skills for old and new construction. Workshops include stained glass restoration and more. Contact 435.283-7324, or visit

Bennington College, VT: Bennington College in Vermont, through the North Country Studio Workshops, offers workshops in various arts and crafts. Applications can be found at

Readsboro, VT: Debora Coombs, of Coombs Criddle Associates, offers week-long stained glass classes in her studio during the summer and fall months. Hands-on classes will include rigorously structured design that teaches the fundamentals of stained glass via practical exercises in drawing, color selection, and glass painting. Special glass-painting classes will allow students to expand their glass-painting techniques. For information or application, call 802-423.5640, or e-mail

Stanwood, WA: The Pilchuck Glass School was founded in 1971 by Dale Chihuly, Anne Gould Hauberg, and John H. Hauberg. Pilchuck is an international center for glass art education. Located on a former tree farm, two- and three-week classes are offered each summer in a broad spectrum of glass techniques as well as residencies for emerging and established artists working in all media. For more information, contact Sara Ball at, or call 206.621-8422 ext. 50.

International Educational Opportunities

Frauenau, Germany: Bild-Werk Frauenau is an art academy in the middle of the Bavarian Forest, with a strong emphasis on various courses in glass as well as other arts. For information, e-mail, or visit

Waldsassen, Germany: For 75 years, the Glashütte Lamberts has been manufacturing beautiful mouth-blown clear and stained glass. In order to give artists a chance to incorporate Lamberts Glass into their projects, they have created the Zentrum für Glas Künst Design in Waldsassen. Outstanding artists will deliver insight into their world and work with Lamberts Glass for the seminar participants. The unique ambiance of the traditional glassworks will set the mood for a design workshop in cooperation with the artists. Guest artists included in the program are Guy Kemper, Andreas Dierig, Gunter Grohs, Stefanie Schönlau, Karl-Heinz Traut, Tobias Kammerer, Prf. Dr. hc. Johannes Schreiter, Thierry Boissel, and Raphael Seitz. To download the Seminar Journal and Registration Form, visit

Gujarat, India: The Institute of Design Expression, Art and Learning (IDEAL) is an autonomous institute and was founded in 2003 by the Foundation of Art and Craft Expression, with the objective of providing an education in Art and Design in the relatively new-to-the-region media of glass, wood, and fabric design, ornamentation, and usage. Workshops were designed to teach students to work with the media. Over the years, the workshops evolved into highly integrated programs with a practical, hands-on approach. IDEAL focuses on developing visualization skills along with technical skills. IDEAL is located on the Gujarat University Campus. For more information, e-mail to

Barcelona, Spain: The Center, Fundacio Centre del Vidre de Barcelona, fosters research and training in the glass arts. Courses include majors in design and glass arts, including conservation and restoration of stained glass. For more information, visit

Monthey, Switzerland: The Stained Glass and Fine Arts College offers a program of academic, technical, and artistic formation. Visit

Istanbul, Turkey: The Glass Furnace is a center for glass and fine arts. Choose from various two-week courses at levels from beginner to advanced students. Visit

Swansea, United Kingdom: The Swansea Metropolitan University offers a series of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in architectural glass. Contact the Welsh School of Architectural Glass, Alexandra Road, Swansea, Wales, SA1 5DU, 011.1792.481117.

York, United Kingdom: The University of York is offering a Master’s program in Stained Glass Conservation and Heritage Management. For more information, contact Sarah Brown, Course Director at


Aug. 24-28, 2015: Painting & Kiln Forming with Freedom
Location: Ithaca, New York
Instructors: Ellen Mandelbaum & Tony Serviente
Description: Two instructors with diverse expertise make this a unique week to widen your glass vision.
Fee: $750, tools and supplies provided
Registration: or call 607.277.7770

Oct 5-9, 2015: Glass Painting Intensive
Location: Winona, Minnesota
Instructors: Kathy Jordan & Melissa Janda
Description: Emphasis on core foundational skills, production painting and cartoon preparation for the studio and independent artist.
Fee: $875, tools and supplies provided

Oct. 6-9, 2015: Introduction to Glass Painting
Location: Raytown, Missouri
Instructor: Jim M. Berberich
Description: A simple and clear way to learn and understand the important basics of glass painting.
Fee: $600 all materials and supplies included

April 5-8, 2016: Stained Glass Painting: A Focus on Enamels
Location: Raytown, Missouri
Instructor: Jim M. Berberich
Description: Students will explore in-depth methods for tracing, matting, and shading plus an intensive study in the use of, mixing and application of some of the many enamels that are currently available.
Fee: $600 all materials and supplies included

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