• Esteban Salazar

  • Burnt Asphalt

  • Joseph Cavalieri

  • Amy Lemaire

Through studios, classes, exhibitions, and publishing, UrbanGlass is committed to furthering the use of glass as a creative medium.

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Classes at UrbanGlass offer students of all ages the opportunity to explore the endless possibilities of glass. Educational programming includes everything from classes for teens to master classes for professional artists. Weekly classes, week-long intensives, and two-day workshops make learning at UrbanGlass available to students of all levels and interests.

Introduction to Glassblowing I

Weekly Class
Weekly Class | 7 Sessions: September 7 — October 26
Sundays, 3:00 - 6:00 pm

The aim of this class is to introduce students to various technical and aesthetic aspects of glass as a material and to glassblowing as a process. Through a series of hands-on projects, demonstrations and critiques, the class will explore the fundamentals of glass blowing and basic cold-working techniques.

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Eat with your Eyes: Youth Intro to Glassblowing

Weekly Class
Weekly Class | 4 Sessions: November 2 — November 23
Sundays, 10:00 - 1:00 pm

This course is about exploring glassmaking and the display and eating of food. While learning foundational glass blowing techniques, each student will have the opportunity to create a place setting of basic forms, that is expressive of oneself. Projects will be inspired by a weekly snack session to fuel exploration of utilitarian glass objects made in the hot shop. The emphasis in this class will be on teamwork, beginning glassblowing techniques, and eating! Youth glassblowers at any level are encouraged to come have fun with friends.

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Intensive | 5 Sessions: October 13 — October 17
6:00 - 10:00 pm

In this course we will explore the use of hot glass as a sculptural medium. We will be covering the use of bit-work and direct ways of applying a palette of color. Assignments will be given to promote class cohesion. Drawing will be encouraged for design and communication purposes.  Mix media will be discussed as well as the use of fasteners and glues in the assemblage process. Our aim is to create an attitude with the material in terms of what it can do for your ideas.  This is not a ‘glassblowing’ class- it is a way to use glass in an expressionistic manner.  A minimum of 6 months experience in a hot shop recommended.

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Upcoming in the Agnes Varis Art Center

Anders Ruhwald: One Thing Follows Another (And You Make It Happen)

Opening reception: September 3rd, 6 - 8pm

In the exhibition Anders Ruhwald: One Thing Follows Another (And You Make It Happen), the artist, who is artist-in-residence and head of Ceramics at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, explores form, materiality, and perception through a series of installations that compare and contrast one design rendered in three diverse media: ceramics, wood, and glass.

On view starting Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Photo: ©Steven Talley

Art Center Hours
  • Monday Closed

  • Tuesday Closed

  • Wednesday 12-6

  • Thursday 12-6

  • Friday 12-6

  • Saturday 12-6

  • Sunday 12-6

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