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  • 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.

Experience Glass Day (August)

Beginner, Workshop
August 23rd, 10:00 – 6:00 pm

Designed as an introductory experience to the material, up to two participants can sign up for a two hour private lesson with one of our expert instructors who will walk you through the basics of glass sculpting and blowing and whet your appetite for future glass adventures!

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Introduction to Glassblowing I

Beginner, 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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Italian Cane Explorations!

Beginner, Weekly Class
Weekly Class | 6 Sessions: September 13 — October 18
Saturdays, 12:00 - 3:00 pm

Hundreds of years ago the Italians on the island of murano figured out how to pull glass into fine thin threads,and then weave them into intricate colorful patterns! This class is for glassblowers interested in learning some of these masterful and advanced techniques. Basic cane pulling as well as intricate complex canes will be demonstrated ,and practiced by students.Cane styles will include Filigrana, Zanfirico, and Ballontini! Be prepared to have fun and make some beautiful and intricate glass!

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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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