Stained Glass Classes

Making a stained glass piece is easier than you think! Your instructor will contact you for more information regarding location which should take place in their Mt. Airy studio

Classes are limited to 6 people. Some supplies are provided for you, other supplies must be purchased. Typical costs depend on the scope of your project and must be paid the day of the class (cash or check only accepted). Our instructor will discuss your project and the details of the work before your class to help you plan out the materials needed.


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Beginning Stained Glass

Saturday, April 27, 11:00AM - 4:00PM
$69 / One Class

Instructor: Mary Jane Riggi
Location: Mt. Airy Studio   

Making a stained glass piece is easier than you think and can bring an array of beautiful colors and light to your home. In this beginning class expert, Mary Jane Riggi will teach you the basics of building a Tiffany style panel using the copper foil method. You'll learn different types of glass, glass cutting techniques, grinding, foiling, soldering, and framing a panel. By the end of class, you will have completed your unique design in an 11"x17" panel (size may vary). Register early! Class is limited to 6 people. Plus supply fee (typically $60-120) payable to instructor.


mosaic tabletop

Make Mosaics

Saturday May 4, 12:00 - 4:00PM
Saturday, June 8, 12:00 - 4:00PM
$59 / One Class

$30-40 for supplies is payable (cash or check only) 

Instructor: Mary Jane Riggi
Location: Mt. Airy Studio

Turn a plain tray, tabletop, or panel into a working piece of art using various glass pieces, including your own broken cups and plates! In this beginning class, expert Mary Jane Riggi will teach you the basics of the direct mosaic method. You’ll learn tips on glass selection, cutting, gluing, and grouting. Please bring your own items to add to your mosaic design, or choose from interesting items available at the studio. Register early! Class is limited to 6 people. Our next class on May 4th will be a great time to make a gift for Mothers Day!


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Lead Panel Class

Saturday, May 18, 11:00AM - 4:00PM

$79 / One Class

Tools/supplies $60-120 at day of class

Instructor: Mary Jane Riggi   

The creation of stained glass art dates back to England in the 7th Century. In this fun, fascinating Saturday workshop, you will learn the ancient techniques with expert, Mary Jane Riggi. She’ll provide professional instruction for you to create your own work of art in the “old” tradition. You’ll learn all about glass selection, methods of cutting glass, leading, and soldering. Patterns available from the instructor (most about 11”x17” approximate size of the project). Register early! Class is limited to 6 people.


painted wine glasses

Painting, Etching and Embellishing Wine Glasses

Saturday, June 1, 12:00 - 4:00PM
$49 / One Class

$30-45 supply fee payable at class (cash or check)

Instructor: Mary Jane Riggi   
Location: Mt. Airy Studio

Create your own set of one-of-a-kind wine glasses. They also make a great gift. To customize your wine glass, you will work with etching cream and glass paints. Then add wine charms created from glass jewels from the studio supply and other embellishments for a unique look. Light refreshments will be served. 


student holding up stained glass work in class

4th of July Intro to Stained Glass

*Registration will open soon

Saturday, June 22, 12:00 - 4:00PM
$49 / One Class

$30-45 supply fee payable at class (cash or check)

Instructor: Mary Jane Riggi   
Location: Mt. Airy Studio

Special 4th of July Theme! Celebrate the Red, White and Blue by creating a one-of-a-kind stained glass suncatcher honoring the 4th of July. Suncatcher will consist of 5-12 pieces. Learn glass cutting techniques, foiling and soldering. Add hooks to hang in a sunny window!


student holding up stained glass work in class

Intro to Stained Glass

*Check back for later dates
$49 / One Class

$30-35 supply fee payable at class (cash or check)

Instructor: Mary Jane Riggi   
Location: Mt. Airy Studio

In this a 4-hour introduction to the art of stained glass we will be making a sun catcher or small panel using 5-10 pieces. Register early! Class is limited to 6 people.

About Your Instructor

Headshot of Mary Jane Riggi

Mary Jane Riggi

Mary Jane Riggi, the former owner of Tiffany Art Glass Gallery, Inc., is experienced in the art of stained glass, from design and building to teaching. Mary Jane has taught stained glass art classes for Communiversity for more than 30 years.

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