• 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.

Find out more about our studio and how you can get involved!

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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.

Stained Glass Studies

Beginner, Weekly Class
Weekly Class | 5 Sessions: July 28 — August 1
6:00 - 10:00 pm

From Gothic windows and Tiffany lamps, stained glass has captured the imagination for hundreds of years. The term stained glass can refer to both the colored glass used as the material to create as well as the works created. Contemporary artists have expanded the traditional use of stained glass beyond windows into autonomous panels, three-dimensional structures and sculpture. Designed for all experience level from the absolute beginner to seasoned pro.  Learn to make your own panels or other forms while mastering the fundamentals of glass cutting, assembly, and design. Enjoy individualized attention, work at your own pace, and explore different techniques.

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Introduction to Flameworking

Beginner, Weekly Class
Weekly Class | 6 Sessions: October 15 — November 19
Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm

In this skill-building flameworking course, students will be working with borosilicate glass. Each week a different project will be initiated, which will focus on a specific skill. Projects include: Networked sculptural forms, solid and hollow sculptural forms, small jars, pendants, marbles, and working with color. This class will also discuss annealing, equipment safety and set-up, and look at both historical and contemporary examples of flame worked glass for reference. No experience is necessary to take this fun and challenging flameworking course.

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Slumping and Fusing Weekend

Beginner, Intensive
Intensive | 2 Sessions: August 16 — August 17
10:00 - 5:00 pm

This comprehensive workshop is perfect for all levels of students looking to increase their knowledge on proper cutting, assembling glass and firing temperatures.  We will also cover slumping molds, running kiln programs, safety and the importance of annealing glass.

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Upcoming in the Agnes Varis Art Center

Potential Difference

Opening Reception Thursday, July 31, 6 to 8 PM.

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 starting Friday, August 1, 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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