• 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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1 Day Bead Workshop

Beginner, Intensive
September 28th, 10:00 – 5:00 am

This class offers a foundation of skills for making great glass beads. Students will learn to manipulate molten glass using gravity, and a turning mandrel. Mastering these simple elements allows one to make a wide spectrum of beautiful finished beads. In this workshop, surface techniques will be introduced, including dots, eyes, lines, raking, stringers, twists, patterned marvers and altering bead surfaces with non-glass materials. Anyone with little, or no experience with glass will benefit from this fun and exciting workshop in beadmaking.

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Stained Glass Studies

Beginner, Weekly Class
Weekly Class | 6 Sessions: October 4 — November 8
Saturdays, 3:00 - 6:00 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.

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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