High School Camp! Intro to Stained Glass

August 14th - August 18th

Stained glass windows tell dazzling stories through the interplay of color and light. Explore the fundamentals of this ancient art form using the Tiffany copper foil method. Students will learn how to draw designs, select color palettes, cut sheet glass, sand with grinders, and solder the pieces together into flat panels and 3D sculptures. Class will also cover how to create complex imagery and enhance designs with other techniques, like painting with enamels and fusing glass in the kiln (oven). From geometric patterns to elaborate compositions, students will take inspiration from history and personal experience to tell their own radiant stories in glass.

What to Expect: Camp runs Monday-Friday, and class size is limited to 10 students. Students will work with glass at room temperature, and learn how to cut, grind, and solder their designs into hangable artworks no larger than 12” in either direction. Class will also cover imagery techniques like fusing, painting, and drawing with powders. Students will break at midday for lunch. On the final day, family and friends are invited to a showing of students' experiments and finished work. Read more about how to prepare for class on our Registration Info page. 

Eligibility: No previous experience required. Open to all rising and current high school students.

Sliding-scale Pricing: We offer sliding-scale pricing options for youth camps in an effort to provide greater access to glass education for our growing community of young artists. Please self-select the pricing tier most appropriate for your financial situation. Families who are able to should select the higher tuition so that we can continue to offer our programs with ample staffing of expert teaching artists, and top quality glassmaking tools and materials in our state of the art studios. 

Please note: Advance registration is required, as enrollment minimums must be met two weeks before the first day of camp. Once you register, you’ll receive enrollment confirmation, additional information about the camp including health and safety guidelines, and reminders via email. Masks are recommended, but not required. For questions, please email

Class Schedule
  • 5 Sessions: August 14 — August 18
    Monday, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217