• 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

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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Introduction to Glassblowing I

Weekly Class
Weekly Class | 6 Sessions: September 4 — October 9
Thursdays, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Experience glass in its purest, viscous form with this introduction to the basics of glassblowing.  Students will learn hand and body skills to move fluidly with the material, gather molten glass out of the furnace, add color and manipulate it using heat, gravity, and glassblowing tools. The basics of sculpting and blowing will be covered and students will leave with a significant understanding of how the material behaves, along with their own hand-crafted objects and vessels.

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Stained Glass Studies

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

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

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