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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

Weekly Class
Weekly Class | 7 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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Glassblowing 2

Weekly Class
Weekly Class | 9 Sessions: September 20 — November 18
Saturdays, 3:00 - 6:00 pm

Production studios and factories provide a controlled and disciplined environment so that one day the apprentice will be the master. This class will provide examples on how to improve one’s skill set given the brief weekly window of contact we have at the bench. The goal of the class is to have an earnest understanding of the physical properties and dynamics of glass blowing.

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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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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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