• 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 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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Neon Weekend Workshop

Weekend | 2 Sessions: October 4 — October 5
10:00 - 3:00 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. 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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Italian Cane Explorations!

Weekly Class
Weekly Class | 6 Sessions: September 13 — October 18
Saturdays, 12:00 - 3:00 pm

Hundreds of years ago the Italians on the island of murano figured out how to pull glass into fine thin threads,and then weave them into intricate colorful patterns! This class is for glassblowers interested in learning some of these masterful and advanced techniques. Basic cane pulling as well as intricate complex canes will be demonstrated ,and practiced by students.Cane styles will include Filigrana, Zanfirico, and Ballontini! Be prepared to have fun and make some beautiful and intricate glass!

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Upcoming in the Agnes Varis Art Center

Anders Ruhwald: One Thing Follows Another (And You Make It Happen)

Opening reception: September 3rd, 6 - 8pm

In the exhibition Anders Ruhwald: One Thing Follows Another (And You Make It Happen), the artist, who is artist-in-residence and head of Ceramics at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, explores form, materiality, and perception through a series of installations that compare and contrast one design rendered in three diverse media: ceramics, wood, and glass.

On view starting Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Photo: ┬ęSteven Talley

Art Center Hours
  • Monday Closed

  • Tuesday Closed

  • Wednesday 12-6

  • Thursday 12-6

  • Friday 12-6

  • Saturday 12-6

  • Sunday 12-6

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