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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.

Introduction to Flameworking

Beginner, 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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Intro to Flameworking Weekend

Beginner, Weekend
Weekend | 2 Sessions: August 9 — August 10
10:00 - 5:00 pm

In this class students will receive a solid technical foundation for shaping borosilicate tubing. We will begin by pulling points, blowing bubbles, and then advance onto welding, bending and shaping of hollow borosilicate. Flame chemistry, flame atmosphere and how they affect the shape of the glass will be discussed as well as how to problem solve. Students will leave the course with an understanding of how to create shapes that form the basis of creating more complex, hollow objects.

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Slumping and Fusing Weekend

Beginner, Intensive
Intensive | 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.

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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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