• Esteban Salazar

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  • 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.

Tromp L’oeil 3D Glass Sculpture

Weekly Class
Weekly Class | 6 Sessions: September 7 — October 12
Sundays, 2:00 - 5:00 pm

This course will focus on the creation of contemporary experimental glass sculpture that will fool the eye. Everyday mundane objects such as pencils, envelops, pliers, and scissors will be transformed and interpreted into glass.The cold work techniques employed to accomplish this include cutting, polishing, sandblasting, tinting, and leafing glass. We will also be implementing diverse adhesion techniques such as the application of ultra-violet glue, silicone and epoxy.

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Experience Glass Day (August)

August 23rd, 10:00 – 6:00 pm

Designed as an introductory experience to the material, up to two participants can sign up for a two hour private lesson with one of our expert instructors who will walk you through the basics of glass sculpting and blowing and whet your appetite for future glass adventures!

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Weekly Class
Weekly Class | 6 Sessions: November 4 — December 9
Tuesdays, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

On their journey to mastering the fundamentals, students in this class will learn basic kilnforming techniques such as cutting, fusing and slumping glass. Students will be encouraged to experiment with sheet glass, frit, stringers and rods, and will create pattern bars and fritt boxes to assemble into more complex two-dimensional works. Coldworking techniques and firing schedules will also be covered. This class is perfect for any person new to glass to a seasoned maker wishing to expand their skill palette.

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Currently On View in the Agnes Varis Art Center

Potential Difference

Brett Swenson's Potential Difference explores the notion of transmutation.  Physicalities of time,  material anomalies, and a focus on electromagnetic phenomena provide the opportunity to experience objects and situations that vibrate between opposing states of being.

On view through Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Photo: Re-ignition, Video projection

Art Center Hours
  • Monday Closed

  • Tuesday Closed

  • Wednesday 12-6

  • Thursday 12-6

  • Friday 12-6

  • Saturday 12-6

  • Sunday Closed

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