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.
Slumping and Fusing Weekend
Beginner, IntensiveIntensive | 2 Sessions: August 16 — August 17
10:00 - 5:00 pm
This comprehensive workshop is perfect for all levels of students looking to increase their knowledge on proper cutting, assembling glass and firing temperatures. We will also cover slumping molds, running kiln programs, safety and the importance of annealing glass.Continue Reading
Glass Bead Weekend Workshop
Beginner, WeekendWeekend | 2 Sessions: July 26 — July 27
10:00 - 5:00 pm
In this intensive, information filled weekend workshop students will learn the basics of flameworking by learning to fabricate glass beads. Seasoned students will have the opportunity to hone their skills and expand their skill set. A variety of shaping and surface embellishments will be covered, including dots, lines, encasing with clear, drawing on the surface of the glass. Hollow bead forms and sculptural beads, will also be explored and cold working techniques to bring the beads to a clean finish will be demonstrated.Continue Reading
Currently On View in the Agnes Varis Art Center
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
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OPENING: Howard Ben Tré museum exhibition in Tacoma debuts this September
Howard Ben Tré, an artist who redefined the scale possible in glass sculpture with monumental glass totems often accented with metallic foil surfaces, will have a solo exhibition at...