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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 Flameworking

Beginner, Weekly Class
Weekly Class | 6 Sessions: April 9 — May 14
Wednesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 pm

Using a table-mounted torch, students will learn fundamental flameworking techniques and learn to work with both soda-lime (soft) and borosilicate (hard) glasses in the flame to produce a variety of glass beads, objects and vessel forms.

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Incorporated Images: Photo Techniques For Kiln Formed Glass

Beginner, Weekly Class
Weekly Class | 5 Sessions: May 24 — June 21
Saturdays, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

During this workshop students will learn the process of cutting sheet glass and gain knowledge of basic fusing temperatures. We will incorporate a collage of ceramic and glass decals on our pieces decorating anything from jewelry to coasters. We will also explore a variety of other methods of directly applying photographic imagery to glass surfaces.

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Why be Normal? From Classical to Cutting Edge

Intermediate, Intensive
Intensive | 5 Sessions: June 23 — June 27
10:00 - 5:00 pm

This Class will focus on using multiple glass working techniques to create your own unique, artistic style. From classical to cutting edge. Mini to Mongo. Teamwork and collaboration will be encouraged. The class will cover traditional and nontraditional glassblowing and hot sculpting including; cane, murrini, mold blowing, blown and solid sculpting, inside sculpting, using the hot torch and garage and much more. The class will lightly touch on graal blanks and graal cups. Multiple color applications will be demonstrated daily. Students will work from sketches and trouble shoot technically and conceptually. Multiple visiting artists will interact with the class periodically through demonstrations and lectures relating to survival in the contemporary glass movement. Come with an open mind and it will be blown!

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Currently On View in the Agnes Varis Art Center


Edison Zapata

UrbanGlass is pleased to present the work of artists Romina Gonzales and Edison Zapata. This show will coincide with the first Spring season the studio is open to the public after 2 years of major renovations. These two artists are presenting their work and ideas as OFFCENTRE, a new design collective, that takes advantage of situations that can be seen as mistakes and exploits them to create a distinctive visual language.

Opening Reception: March 27, 6-9pm

On view through Saturday, May 17, 2014

Art Center Hours
  • Monday Closed

  • Tuesday Closed

  • Wednesday 12-6

  • Thursday 12-6

  • Friday 12-6

  • Saturday 12-6

  • Sunday Closed

From the Glass Quarterly Hot Sheet