At the American Glass Guild, We’re All About Education!
Our mission as an organization is to promote and extend knowledge about the many facets of stained, leaded and decorative uses of glass. We want to help anyone who has an interest — whether you’re an artist, a collector, a conservator, an historian, an architect, or simply someone who wants to know more about this ancient craft. If you run a stained glass studio, work in one, or take part in the academic study of glass-making and glass craft in its many variations throughout history, you will find resources here to help you.
Check out our Education Committee’s blog (http://www.educationagg.blogspot.com) where you can find all kinds of information about things that are happening in the glass community that might be of interest to you from an educational perspective. You just might learn something new!
Take part in the discussions on our Bulletin Board (http://www.americanglassguild.com), where you can ask and can often find answers to specific questions you may have on a variety of topics.
Interested in historical research on stained glass? Check out this site put together by AGG member Virginia Raguin at the College of the Holy Cross. It covers the history of monumental stained glass in the United States. It is hoped that this overview will be useful to individuals interested in American history, religion, ethnic communities, architecture, social change, and preservation, as well as art. Images by the author or Michel M. Raguin may be downloaded for not-for-profit purposes. The author welcomes additional information and images to be appropriately credited and uploaded. http://college.holycross.edu/RaguinStainedGlassInAmerica/Home/index.html
Goo to our the American Glass Guild’s YouTube channel to see an expanding selection of videos!
Find out about workshops, classes and other opportunities that may interest you by clicking on our Workshops page. These include workshops offered as a part of our annual conference, as well as educational opportunities and classes offered at other times during the year. If you know about a class or workshop, or are an instructor who is offering one, and you’d like to see it listed on our website, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
One of the greatest things we offer at the American Glass Guild is the opportunity to apply for monies to assist you in pursuing your personal education in the stained glass craft. The James C. Whitney Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to enable qualified applicants to take part in workshops, conferences and classes. Go to our Scholarship page for futher information.