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     EVENTS are held at various locations and can include presentations and/or offer stained glass pieces for sale.  Please see our EVENTS listings below.

    The majority of our CLASSES are held at our studio on Mill Street in Springfield MA.  Please see our CLASS listings below.  We have plenty of off-street lighted parking with security cameras.  Entry does require a walk down a flight of stairs with hand rails.  CLASSES generally meet weekly and start at 6pm and run for 3 hours (see SCHEDULE for class durations & prices).  To allow us to provide the required attention to all students, most classes have a 4 student maximum and a 2 student minimum (ADVANCED - LAMPS runs with single students if required).  SPECIAL CLASSES can be provided as needed.  For registration and/or questions, please CONTACT US at (413) 562-4740 (Voice/Text) or via email at training@glassvisions.biz.  Thanks for your interest!

     CLASS payment is expected when you register (via cash, check or credit card).  We'll also allow payment per class on a limited basis with the first CLASS payment due when you register.  All classes offer a 10% discount if paid by cash or check.  MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE FOR ALL CLASSES IF *NOT* SATISFIED!!  Please CONTACT US to register.

** Date/times for ALL CLASSES can be modified as needed.  If you want to attend a class on a different date/time, please CONTACT US and we'll do our best to get it scheduled.



INTRO TO STAINED GLASS
($5 2-hr class @ Make-It** Springfield, MA)
Sunday DECEMBER 12 :: 1 - 3pm
Sunday JANUARY 9 :: 1 - 3pm
Wednesday JANUARY 19 :: 6 - 8pm

     Join Glass Visions for a quick introduction to the BEAUTY and HISTORY of Stained Glass ArtHumans have produced glass for thousands of years and it's been a main art form for 1200+ years.  From the beautiful, colorful and wide scoping lead-came glass construction used in Cathedrals to the amazing Opalescent glass creations produced by Tiffany Studios using the copper-foil technique, the historical significance of glass art is truly amazing.  We'll also provide an overview of the copper-foil technique and you'll get some HANDS-ON TIME to try glass cutting, grinding, foiling and soldering.  Come feast your eyes on some great images of glass art and gain a basic understanding of the Stained Glass Art Form and how glass projects are created$5 discount provided for students who continue onto our full BEGINNING STAINED GLASS class.  Hope to see you there!

120-min TOTAL -- 90-min PowerPoint Presentation + 30-min HANDS-ON

**Visit MAKE-IT SPRINGFIELD website for address, sign-up & more information.


HOLIDAY STAINED GLASS ORNAMENT CLASS

($35  2.5-hr class @ Make-It** Springfield, MA)
Wednesday DECEMBER 8 :: 6 - 8:30pm

     HAPPY HOLIDAYS to all!  Join us for a beginner/intermediate class where you'll get a chance to build up to 2 take-home copper-foil ornaments from our set of 15 patterns.  We'll introduce the copper-foil stained glass construction process and you'll get a chance to practice glass cutting, grinding, foiling and soldering before working on your ornaments.  We'll walk you through the process and be available to help as much as needed.  Instruction, equipment use and glass & supplies included in the cost.  This is a GREAT HOLIDAY CLASS and you'll go home with beautiful hand-made ornaments for your tree and/or to give as gifts.  This class will also get you ready to take our full BEGINNING STAINED GLASS class ($10 discount provided) if you want to continue learning the stained glass art form.

150-min TOTAL -- 30-min PowerPoint Presentation + 120-min HANDS-ON

**Visit MAKE-IT SPRINGFIELD website for address, sign-up & more information.


WINTER STAINED GLASS SUNCATCHER CLASS
($35  2.5-hr class @ Make-It** Springfield, MA)
Sunday JANUARY 23 :: 1 - 3:30pm

Please join us for our WINTER SUNCATCHER CLASS!  This class is for beginner/intermediates where you'll get an introduction to the copper-foil stained glass construction process and build a small suncatcher panel to hang in your window.  You'll have some practice time to get basic exposure to glass cutting, grinding, foiling and soldering and then you'll work on your selected WINTER SUNCATCHER pattern (from our set of 5 patterns).  We'll be available to help as needed.  At the end you'll get to take-home your class project with a suction-cup hanger for your window. Instruction, equipment use and all glass & supplies included in the cost.  This class will also get you ready to take our full BEGINNING STAINED GLASS class ($10 discount provided) if you want to continue learning the stained glass art form.  Come join us for a great stained glass learning experience!

150-min TOTAL - 30-min PowerPoint Presentation + 120-min HANDS-ON

** Visit MAKE-IT SPRINGFIELD website for address, sign-up & more information.


Stained Glass Demonstrations & Stained Glass Art Sale
LAVA Center Saturday Salon, 324 Main St., Greenfield, MA
Saturdays DECEMBER 11, 18 :: 11am-2pm

    HAPPY HOLIDAYS to all!  We'll have stained glass panels, boxes, candle-holders, mirrors, HOLIDAY ornaments,Tiffany style lamps and other items available for VIEW & SALE.  We'll also be giving stained glass construction demos so you can see how stained glass art is made.  There will also be glass & supplies available for purchase at discounted prices.  Stop by and get your $10 DISCOUNT coupon for our Stained Glass Classes.  Hope to see you there!


HOLIDAY STAINED GLASS ORNAMENT CLASS  ($40 1 3hr Class)
Thursday DECEMBER 9 at 10am
Friday DECEMBER 10 at 6pm
Tuesday DECEMBER 14 at 1pm
Wednesday DECEMBER 15 at 6pm
Friday DECEMBER 17 at 6pm

** Other date/times can be requested, CONTACT US!

INTRO TO STAINED GLASS  ($35  1 3hr Class, **Partially Refundable)
Sunday DECEMBER 12 at Noon
Wednesday JANUARY 5 at 6pm
Sunday JANUARY 16 at 11am
Wednesday FEBRUARY 2 at 6pm

BEGINNING STAINED GLASS  ($150  5 3hr Classes)
Saturday JANUARY 8 at 2pm
Monday JANUARY 24 at 6pm
* May not meet on 2/14/22 based on student desire.

INTERMEDIATE - PANELS  ($100  4 3hr Classes)
Thursday JANUARY 13 at 6pm

INTERMEDIATE - 3D BOXES
  ($100  4 3hr Classes)
Thursday JANUARY 20 at 6pm

ADVANCED - ODYSSEY LAMPS  ($175  4 3hr Classes)
Tuesday JANUARY 11 at 6pm
* Class can be scheduled anytime and runs for 1-4 students.  CONTACT US !!



Max Class Size: 5 (2 Min)

     We'll be running our HOLIDAY ORNAMENT BUILD CLASS in December.  This is a beginner/intermediate class and you'll get a chance to build up to 3 take-home copper-foil ornaments from our set of 15 patterns.  We'll introduce the stained glass construction process and you'll get a chance to practice glass cutting, grinding, foiling and soldering before getting started making your ornaments.  We'll walk you through the process and be available to help as much as needed.  Instruction, equipment use and glass & supplies included in the cost.  This is a GREAT HOLIDAY CLASS and you'll go home with beautiful hand-made ornaments for your tree and/or to give as gifts.  This class will also get you ready to take our full BEGINNING STAINED GLASS class ($10 discount provided) if you want to continue learning the stained glass art form.  If scheduled date/times don't work for you, contact us and we'll try to get a better time setup.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS to all and we look forward to seeing you at the class Contact us with questions and/or to register (413-562-4740 Voice/Text or email training@glassvisions.biz).


Max Class Size: 6 (2 Min)

     Join us for a basic introduction to copper-foil stained glass construction.  We'll give a quick introduction to the stained glass art form including its history, designs, types, stained glass details, equipment and construction techniques.  You'll have an opportunity to try glass cutting, grinding, foiling & soldering and see a few actual pieces in construction.  This is a great class to see what stained glass is all about and/or to help you make a decision about taking the BEGINNING STAINED GLASS class.  The goal is to provide students with an introductory overview of stained glass art and how copper-foil projects are constructed.

** If you take this class and then enroll in BEGINNING STAINED GLASS (within 2 months), we'll provide a $20 DISCOUNT bringing the BEGINNING STAINED GLASS class cost to just $130!


Max Class Size: 4 (2 Min)
* CONTACT US FOR CLASS SYLLABI

     This class is meant for beginners or intermediates requiring a refresher and provides a complete exploration of the copper-foil stained glass process.  We'll cover everything including history, how Tiffany made stained glass what it is today, types of stained glass projects, details about stained glass and how to select for your projects, patterns, equipment & safety, construction process and finishing techniques.  Yes, there's lots to cover!  Students will have an opportunity to practice glass cutting, grinding, foiling and soldering before working on their own project.  The goal for this class is to give students a COMPLETE UNDERSTANDING of copper-foil stained glass art and how to use all of the necessary equipment as you learn & work through the stained glass construction process.

     All glass & supplies are included in the cost of the class!  There are NO hidden fees!  Each student will select a small panel pattern, build it during class and take it home at the end. Classes have a PowerPoint presentation covering the material for the class and then studio time where students will put what they learned into action.  And we're always available to show you what we covered and help you in any way we can!

All students receive a FREE electronic copy of my Stained Glass Reference Book that provides written instructions for all topics discussed in class.


Max Class Size: 4 (2 Min)

     This class is for intermediate stained glass artists that have worked in the construction process before and ideally have completed a few projects.  We'll provide more details about 2D panel design & construction.  As a refresher we'll also discuss many tips & tricks to help you choose better project designs and construct your projects more quickly and with more professionalism.  We'll look at ways to improve your glass cutting, soldering and foiling with a good amount of time spent on patina processes and finishing techniques (i.e. border choices, sizing borders, and using panel holders to prominently show your work). The goal is to have you come out of this class with much more experience on how to create professional results for your panel projects.

     Students are expected to have their own equipment and be able to work on their project at home between classes. Discounts will be provided if enrolled students need to purchase equipment.  Panel supplies & glass ARE NOT included in the price of the class.  Students are expected to bring their own supplies or purchase them here (discounts available).  Each student should come to class with a pattern or they can select a pattern at the first class (pattern books will be available for FREE use).  Please keep in mind that your chosen pattern MUST be something you feel comfortable completing in the 4 class weeks. 

All students receive a FREE electronic copy of my Stained Glass Reference Book that provides written instructions for all topics discussed in class.


Max Class Size: 4 (2 Min)

Stained Glass Box     This class is for intermediate stained glass artists that have worked in the construction process before and have completed a few 2D projects.  We'll introduce the different construction techniques required when building 3D boxes.  We'll look at 3D box designs and how panels are connected.  As a refresher we'll also quickly discuss some tips & tricks to help you choose better project designs and construct your projects more quickly and with more professionalism.  We'll look at a few ways to improve your glass cutting, soldering and foiling and review patina processes.  There are only a few differences in 3D project construction process and we'll cover those and any required equipment to obtain good results.  The goal for this class is provide you with a solid understanding of & experience working on 3D stained glass projects.

     Students are expected to have their own equipment and be able to work on their project at home between classes. Discounts will be provided if enrolled students need to purchase equipment.  The majority of 3D project supplies & glass ARE NOT included in the price of the class.  We will provide supplies for any construction techniques that are new and require some hands on training to become ready to tackle your own project.  Students are expected to bring their own supplies for their project or purchase them here (discounts available) and/or from other vendors.

     Students may bring a 3D box project pattern with them to class or they can select a pattern at the first class (pattern books will be available for FREE use).  Please keep in mind that your chosen pattern MUST be something you feel comfortable completing in the 4 class weeks.  Since this is most likely your first exploration of 3D box creation, try to keep your pattern choice fairly simple (please talk to us early if you have something very detailed) Please remember, this class is more about LEARNING THE PROCESS than creating a masterpiece!


Max Class Size: 4 (2 Min)

     Our Pattern Design class will teach you how to design your own stained glass patterns.  This is an intermediate class for students that have full control of the stained glass construction process and have built several projects.  Most of the class applies to pattern design in mediums other than glass as well.  There are many different approaches to creating your own patterns and in this class we'll cover several different options from manual pencil & paper to computer design creation (using Rapid Resizer Designer).  In addition, there are quite a few things that must be kept in mind as you create patterns and we'll introduce students to the main elements that will help you to create designs that can be effectively built.  This includes concepts like ensuring your pieces can actually be cut from glass, proper pattern sizing, border options, printing options, and including flow lines, piece group identifiers and numbers on your pattern.  The goal of this class is to help students effectively design their own patterns that can be successfully constructed in glass.

     Students will work on their own pattern creation throughout class and we're here to help ensure it is done in a manner that will allow construction (expect to go through several iterations).  Actual construction of the panel is NOT part of this class but basic help will be given to students who decide to build their pattern after the class.  The bulk of the class will be spent reviewing all of the class concepts via PowerPoint presentations and working as a team to discuss ideas and options.  As a bonus, glass & equipment discounts will be provided for students taking the class.

All students will receive an electronic version of my Stained Glass Design Creation book which provides a written guide to everything presented in the class.


Max Class Size: 4 (1 Min)

     This class is for intermediate/advanced stained glass artists that have full control of the construction process and have completed several 2D and/or 3D projects.  We'll start by discussing the visual layout and glass used in Tiffany lamps and look at many different images of actual Tiffany lamps (like the Peacock lamp shown to the left) to give you some ideas about how the builders approached each design.  The next topic explored will be lamp bases and the large amount of options available.  Finally the complete construction process used for creating lamps based on the Odyssey System will be fully explored.  There is another method called the Worden System and we'll quickly discuss this and we'll show the differences & potential issues.

     Glass selection and layout are the most important requirements for obtaining good lamp results and we'll cover all the details.  We'll look at the wide spectrum of handmade glass types available with a focus on some of the more useful types for lamp work including mottled opalescent, dichro and fracture/streamer.  To help lock in glass selection and layout methods, we'll examine several of Tiffany's lamps and discuss how the builders approached their glass selection choices.  Many of Tiffany's designs (including the Dragonfly, Fish, Poppy, Apple Blossom, Trumpet Vine, Grape & Wisteria) make use of metal filigree to help provide additional detail.  We'll discuss how to use filigree correctly.  We'll also fully review the Odyssey lamp construction process and give details on how to successfully build your lamps.  You'll also get some practice time so you can gain experience with any of the specialized techniques.  Finally we'll discuss FINISHING TECHNIQUES and the multitude of patina finishes available including the highly desirable Tiffany Green patina finish.  The goal of this class is for students to gain a complete understanding of how the Odyssey System works and to build a lamp using their construction process.

     Students are expected to have their own equipment and be able to work on their project at home between classes.  Discounts will be provided if enrolled students need to purchase equipment.  Students are expected to bring their own glass & supplies for their project or purchase them from us (discounts available).

     Some discussion about project patterns is required.  We have several of the simpler Odyssey molds & patterns available that you can use during the class if desired ($35 fee).  Or you can purchase your own Odyssey mold & pattern at discounted prices from us or from other vendors.  However, only a few of the available Odyssey patterns are really a good choice for your first introduction to lamp creation.  I highly recommend that you work with one of our available pattern/molds since these are appropriate for this class and will cost you considerably less and you will have a much better chance of getting it completed in a timely fashion.  Please let us know about your pattern thoughts when you sign-up so we can provide additional information. 

THIS CLASS CAN BE RUN FOR *INDIVIDUAL* STUDENTS.  Regarding the class schedule, this is a 4 session class, however it will most likely NOT be possible for you to make enough progress each week to have your class run weekly. We'll adjust the schedule as needed based on your progress.