• 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.

Beginning Glassblowing Intensive: Full Immersion

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

Get fully immersed in glassblowing and maximize your potential! This week long intensive will focus on creating a solid foundation of beginning glassblowing skills that can be built on from one day to the next. From sculpting solid forms to blowing hollow vessels, this class will provide students with an opportunity to take creative license and make pieces that are distinctly their own.

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Mask Kiln Casting Workshop

Beginner, Weekly Class
Weekly Class | 8 Sessions: September 7 — October 26
Sundays, 3:00 - 6:00 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 Flameworking

Beginner, Weekly Class
Weekly Class | 6 Sessions: September 2 — October 7
Tuesdays, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Explore the basics of flameworking borosilicate glass in this great introductory course. Classroom time will be dedicated to safety while becoming familiar with tools, equipment, and technique. There will be an emphasis on finding each student's individual voice with the material as we learn through repetition about advancing hand skills. Students will walk away with jewelry pieces, figurine style sculptures, marbles, ornaments, goblets, and a strong foundation of understanding the possibilities of working with glass on a small scale.

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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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