Shining Light Through Creativity: Discover the Beauty of Stained Glass in Our Exciting Classes

Cutting,stained,glass,with,a,glass,cutter,,glass,scraps,,stainedStained glass has been a form of artistic expression and architectural decoration for centuries. The mesmerizing beauty of stained glass windows and objects has continued to captivate people, creating a sense of awe and wonder. If you have ever been fascinated by the intricate patterns and vibrant colors of stained glass, you can now discover the art form for yourself in our exciting stained glass classes.

1. The History of Stained Glass:

Delve into the rich history of stained glass and learn about its origins and evolution. From its humble beginnings in ancient Egypt to its prominence in Gothic cathedrals, stained glass has always been associated with grandeur and spirituality. Understanding the historical context of stained glass will help you appreciate its significance as an art form.

2. Tools and Techniques:

Discover the essential tools and techniques used in creating stained glass masterpieces. From glass cutting and grinding to soldering and assembling, our classes will provide hands-on experience in every step of the process. Learn how to work with a variety of glass types, such as opalescent, cathedral, and textured glass, and explore different methods of coloring and shading.

3. Design Principles:

Develop your artistic eye by understanding the principles of design in stained glass. Learn about concepts such as balance, symmetry, and contrast, and how they can be applied to create harmonious compositions. Our experienced instructors will guide you in designing your own unique stained glass patterns, allowing you to express your creativity and personal style.

4. Safety Precautions:

Working with glass requires taking safety precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Discover the importance of wearing protective gear, such as goggles and gloves, and learn about proper ventilation and the handling of sharp glass edges. Our classes emphasize safety, so you can focus on your artistic journey without worries.

5. Exploring Different Styles:

Stained glass is not confined to a single style or era. Explore the diversity of stained glass techniques and aesthetics, from traditional religious imagery to contemporary abstract designs. Discover the characteristics of renowned stained glass artists and schools, and find inspiration from their work. Whether you prefer the classic elegance of Tiffany-style or the boldness of modern abstract, our classes will help you develop your own unique style.

6. Bringing Light and Color to Your Space:

Imagine the incredible impact a stained glass piece could have in your home or workspace. Illuminate your surroundings with the transformative power of light passing through vibrant colored glass. Our classes will empower you to create beautiful stained glass objects, such as suncatchers, lamps, or window panels, that will add personality and charm to any space.

7. Finding Community:

Participating in stained glass classes provides not only an opportunity for personal growth and creativity but also a chance to connect with fellow enthusiasts. Join a community of like-minded individuals who share your passion for stained glass, exchanging ideas and inspiration. Our classes foster a supportive and collaborative environment, allowing you to learn from others and build lasting friendships.

8. The Joy of Creation:

Engaging in a creative practice like stained glass can bring immense joy and fulfillment. The process of transforming raw materials into a beautiful, tactile artwork can be deeply rewarding. Witness your imagination come to life as you hold your finished stained glass creation in your hands. Embark on a journey of self-discovery and indulge in the joy of creation.


Stained glass is a captivating art form that has stood the test of time. Through our exciting stained glass classes, you can unlock your creative potential and immerse yourself in the world of light, color, and beauty. From learning the history and techniques to designing and creating your own masterpieces, our classes offer a comprehensive and enriching experience. Join us to discover the mesmerizing beauty of stained glass and let your creativity shine through.

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Since 1978 Smiths’ Stained Glass has been crafting beautiful stained glass pieces for residential and commercial clients. Locally owned and operated by the Smith family, we provide stained glass and supplies to the Monterey County, CA area. Specializing in an array of stained glass services, Smiths’ Stained Glass offers custom window designs, glass repair, workshops and more. If you would like to learn more about our passion for stained glass or fuel your own, we can teach you how to create your own stunning glass pieces! Classes are available throughout the year and are offered at multiple convenient times to work with your schedule. Contact us today to learn more!