• 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.

Mask Kiln Casting Workshop

Weekend
Weekend | 2 Sessions: November 1 — November 2
10:00 - 3:00 pm

Masks are found in all cultures and times in history, they represent the hopes and fears of their makers. The aim of this workshop is to re-contextualize masks in a modern setting by kiln-forming and casting. The result of the workshop will be a customized glass mask achieved by the creation and manipulation of alginate, wax and plaster molds. Students will be encouraged to be prepared with images and ideas to maximize the transformation of the 2D idea into the 3D sculpture.

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Introduction to Coldworking: Design and Execution

Weekly Class
Weekly Class | 6 Sessions: November 1 — December 13
Saturdays, 12:00 - 3:00 pm

Cold working is used to finish blown and kilnformed pieces, but can also be the means of sculpting glass from start to finish. In this course, students will learn basic glass cold working techniques such as drilling, cutting, grinding, shaping and polishing using machinery, gluing techniques will also be covered. Individual projects will support group learning about the technical scope of coldworking. Design will be emphasised, students are encouraged to plan and execute small sculptures using blank forms provided. Safety and set up in the cold shop will be covered. Students in this course will acquire a valuable skill set to combine with any glass making process.

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Introduction to Glassblowing 1

Weekly Class
Weekly Class | 5 Sessions: October 28 — November 25
Tuesdays, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

In this five ­week intensive, students will learn the process of glass object making with a strong focus on the fundamentals of the material. This course will cover a wide array of techniques, from solid sculpting to blown vessels/objects. By the end of the course, students will have proficient knowledge of the process of making glass objects, as well as an entry point into understanding the nature of molten glass. After the six weeks, students will be able, and are highly encouraged, to take more and varied classes. Beginning Glassblowing is the platform from which we dive into the incredible world of furnace glass blowing.

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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

From the Glass Quarterly Hot Sheet