• 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.

¬°Expresionista!

Intermediate, Intensive
October 13th, 6:00 – 10:00 pm

In this course we will explore the use of hot glass as a sculptural medium. We will be covering the use of bit-work and direct ways of applying a palette of color. Assignments will be given to promote class cohesion. Drawing will be encouraged for design and communication purposes.  Mix media will be discussed as well as the use of fasteners and glues in the assemblage process. Our aim is to create an attitude with the material in terms of what it can do for your ideas.  This is not a ‘glassblowing’ class- it is a way to use glass in an expressionistic manner.  A minimum of 6 months experience in a hot shop recommended.

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Youth Glassblowing Camp

Beginner, Camp
Camp | 5 Sessions: August 18 — August 22
10:00 - 3:00 pm

Experience the magic of molten glass with this week long introduction to the basics of glassblowing.  Students will learn how to gather molten glass from the furnace and how to manipulate and shape it through heat, gravity and blowing. Working with traditional glassblowing tools and with fellow students in a safe  team-based environment, students will learn how to create a variety of three-dimensional forms.  Exciting early drop off and after camp creative activities will be planned for those parents whose busy schedules require extended hours.

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Youth Beadmaking

Beginner, Weekly Class
Weekly Class | 4 Sessions: September 6 — September 27
Saturdays, 10:00 - 1:00 pm

This four session class is specially designed for young beginning students. Students will learn many decorative and sculptural bead making techniques. The class will begin with with round shapes, dots and lines, and encasing decorations, then move into stingers and complex surface patterns. Finally sculptural techniques will be taught, including how to make a mushroom bead, a human face bead, and various animal beads. This class is a great introduction to the world of hot glass for any young artist.

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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