• 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

Beginner, Weekly Class
Weekly Class | 8 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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Introduction to Neon

Beginner, Weekly Class
Weekly Class | 6 Sessions: October 18 — November 22
Saturdays, 3:00 - 6:00 pm

In this introductory class, students will learn to manipulate the luminous glass tube. Learning about the history and craftsmanship of neon, students will develop glass bending techniques both simple and complex. Students will learn a foundation of skills for a wide possibility of applications in neon. Using noble gases such as neon and argon, the glass pieces created in the class will be illuminated in brilliant electric glory. Bringing in their own designs to bend, students will be able to hone their ideas through light, line, and color. No previous glass experience is necessary to learn and create in this exciting neon workshop.

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Youth Beadmaking

Beginner, Weekly Class
Weekly Class | 4 Sessions: September 6 — September 27
Saturdays, 10:00 - 1:00 pm

This four session class is specially designed for young beginning students. Students will learn many decorative and sculptural bead making techniques. The class will begin with with round shapes, dots and lines, and encasing decorations, then move into stingers and complex surface patterns. Finally sculptural techniques will be taught, including how to make a mushroom bead, a human face bead, and various animal beads. This class is a great introduction to the world of hot glass for any young artist.

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Currently On View in the Agnes Varis Art Center

The Dominant Sophia

For the exhibition The Dominant Sophia, British artist Joanna Manousis has created a series of sculptural objects and wall mounted installations that function as metaphors for the human condition. Central to the exhibition is a three-dimensional ‘rose window,’ reminiscent of the round church windows of 17th Century France. Comprised of individually cast forms in clear lead crystal, each segment within the multi-faceted installation contains the recessed detail of forms taken from nature.

On view through Saturday, July 26, 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