• 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.

Eat with your Eyes: Youth Intro to Glassblowing

Weekly Class
Weekly Class | 4 Sessions: November 2 — November 23
Sundays, 10:00 - 1:00 pm

This course is about exploring glassmaking and the display and eating of food. While learning foundational glass blowing techniques, each student will have the opportunity to create a place setting of basic forms, that is expressive of oneself. Projects will be inspired by a weekly snack session to fuel exploration of utilitarian glass objects made in the hot shop. The emphasis in this class will be on teamwork, beginning glassblowing techniques, and eating! Youth glassblowers at any level are encouraged to come have fun with friends.

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Stained Glass Weekend

Weekend | 2 Sessions: September 6 — September 7
12:00 - 5:00 pm

Explore the fundamentals of stained glass; glass cutting, assembly, and design in this introductory level class. Basic techniques such as cutting, copper foiling, and soldering will be taught in this weekend workshop. Come into class knowing nothing about glass, leave with a finished stained glass panel. This will be a fun, and exciting beginner’s class.

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Introduction to Flameworking

Weekly Class
Weekly Class | 6 Sessions: September 2 — October 7
Tuesdays, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Explore the basics of flameworking borosilicate glass in this great introductory course. Classroom time will be dedicated to safety while becoming familiar with tools, equipment, and technique. There will be an emphasis on finding each student's individual voice with the material as we learn through repetition about advancing hand skills. Students will walk away with jewelry pieces, figurine style sculptures, marbles, ornaments, goblets, and a strong foundation of understanding the possibilities of working with glass on a small scale.

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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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