Chromatic Chronicles: Stained Glass Storytelling

September 11th - October 16th
Sacha Carlos-Raps |

This course is designed for both beginners and experienced artists, providing a comprehensive exploration of color theory, design principles, and storytelling techniques through the medium of stained glass. We will be using copper foiling technique, and possibly making a zinc frame for each creation. Project size is maximum A4 size.

Course Objectives:

  • Mastering the Language of Color: Dive deep into the psychology of color and its emotional impact. Learn how to select and blend hues to evoke specific moods, atmospheres, and narrative elements in your stained glass creations.
  • Narrative Blueprinting: Discover the art of crafting a compelling narrative. Explore techniques for structuring stories, developing characters, and building scenes within the constraints of the stained glass medium.
  • Translating Images into Glass: Develop the skills to transform images, scenes, and concepts into stunning stained glass compositions. Learn the process of pattern creation, glass selection, and cutting techniques to bring your visions to life.
  • Balancing Form and Function: Understand how to harmonize artistic expression with practical considerations. Learn to design pieces that not only tell a story but also function as beautiful works of art, considering factors such as light distribution, structural integrity, and installation.
  • Techniques in Glasswork: Hone your skills in the traditional methods of leading, foiling, and soldering. 
  • Personalized Projects: Customize your learning experience by selecting and developing a project that resonates with your unique storytelling vision. Receive individualized guidance and support from our experienced instructors.

By the end of this course, you will have not only honed your technical skills in stained glass artistry but also gained a deeper understanding of how color and image narratives can be woven together to tell compelling stories through this captivating medium,

What to expect: Short demos will be followed by one-on-one guidance in finishing your piece. Read more about how to prepare for class on our Registration Info page. 

Eligibility: No experience necessary. Open to ages 14 and up.

This is an in-person class taking place on-site at UrbanGlass. Health and safety guidelines will be emailed to you upon registration. 

We recommend registering for classes early to reserve your spot! We base materials, and teacher needs off of student enrollment. Early registration not only guarantees your spot in class, but also helps to ensure the class will run. Classes with low enrollment may be cancelled within two weeks of the start date of class. Contact our Registrar of Education, Ari Eshoo, at if you have questions about the class or would like to arrange a payment plan.

Class Schedule
  • 6 Sessions: September 11 — October 16
    Wednesday, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Sacha Carlos-Raps

Sacha (‘sa-tcha’) Carlos - Raps is a Filipina immigrant and self-taught artist based in Brooklyn. She specializes in stained glass, printmaking and illustrations.

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