• 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.

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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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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Hit it with a Hammer: Cold Working for the Unorthodox

Beginner, Intensive
Intensive | 2 Sessions: August 23 — August 24
10:00 - 5:00 pm

This class will focus on combining traditional cold working techniques with unorthodox ways of scratching, cracking, chipping, flaking, grinding, buffing, and treating glass to create a wide variety of finished effects. Combinations of multiple cold working processes will be explored to achieve new and unexpected results. Traditional use of cold working equipment and process will be covered based on student need and interest. One facet of the class will be developing techniques that require limited use of machinery and that can be accomplished in any studio environment. Students of every skill level will benefit from this class. All levels from beginner to advanced are welcome. Please come ready with inspiration and ideas, and plan to take away a wide variety of samples.

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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