Whether you're an established studio or just learning stained glass; if you're an architect or building caretaker; if you're making public art or small panels for private homes, our conferences have something for you.

Every year, our community comes together for all things stained glass.

For more than 100 years, The Stained Glass Association of America’s annual conference has served a vital role in the industry, bringing together artists and studios from across the country to exchange ideas and perspectives. Each year's national conference provides an educational and creative hub for glass artists, historians, manufacturers, and architects. 

Get ready, folks! The SGAA is heading to Kansas City this year, hosted by Monarch Studio & Tyler Kimball, with co-hosts Andrea Denning of Denning Stained Glass & Kathy Barnard of Kathy Barnard Studio. Our theme? "Sand to Sash"! Join us as we explore glass from conception to sheet to final installation and beyond, with numerous exciting opportunities to engage with the material in new ways.


Our stained glass workshops enhance your conference experience by offering hands-on creative sessions for all skill levels, from beginners to advanced artists.


Imagery Workshop - My Favorite Techniques... and Soon to Be Yours!
Instructor: Joseph Cavalieri

Make Your Own Blown Glass Rondel
Instructor: Olivia Dobkin

Simple Slumping for Stained Glass Artists
Instructor: Alison Siegel

Stained Glass Painting Class
Instructor: Maria Sheets

1-Day Beginning Stained Glass Class
Instructor: Meggy Wilm

Kiln Work for Stained Glass - Keeping It Skinny!
Instructor: Malcom Potek

Building a Landscape with Color and Texture
Instructor: Laura Rendlen

Cold Connections with Hxtal
Instructor: Monarch Glass Studios Staff

Stained Glass Sunflowers Using Mouth Blown Sheet Glass & Rondels
Instructor: Meggy Wilm

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Seminars & Field Sessions

Seminars are included in the conference registration and provide an excellent opportunity to learn from industry experts. These sessions offer valuable insights and knowledge to enhance your professional skills.

Join us for these seminars and field sessions, at no additional cost:

Marketing, Art Residencies and Framing & Lighting

Sandblasting LECMO with Kathy Barnard

Growing a Stained Glass Business

From Concept to Quote: An Introduction to Stained Glass Design and Pricing

Consideration of Sacred Spaces for Site Evaluation Field Session

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Take a trip of to the 100-foot-wide stained glass window at United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas. This entirely fused and kiln-formed window installation is still making waves in the stained glass world and it would be a travesty to get this close to the project without going to take a look yourself!

Part tour and part field session, get a behind-the-scenes look at this monumental installation by Judson Studios focusing in on the installation, the mechanics, and the ongoing efforts of the community in learning how to live with their building and all of its spectacular sacred art.

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Register for SGAA Conference 2024: Kansas City