• 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.

Tromp L’oeil 3D Glass Sculpture

Weekly Class
Weekly Class | 6 Sessions: September 7 — October 12
Sundays, 2:00 - 5:00 pm

This course will focus on the creation of contemporary experimental glass sculpture that will fool the eye. Everyday mundane objects such as pencils, envelops, pliers, and scissors will be transformed and interpreted into glass.The cold work techniques employed to accomplish this include cutting, polishing, sandblasting, tinting, and leafing glass. We will also be implementing diverse adhesion techniques such as the application of ultra-violet glue, silicone and epoxy.

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Neon Weekend Workshop

Weekend | 2 Sessions: October 4 — October 5
10:00 - 3:00 pm

In this introductory class, students will learn to manipulate the luminous glass tube. Learning about the history and craftsmanship of neon, students will develop glass bending techniques both simple and complex. Using noble gases such as neon and argon, the glass pieces created in the class will be illuminated in brilliant electric glory. Bringing in their own designs to bend, students will be able to hone their ideas through light, line, and color. No previous glass experience is necessary to learn and create in this exciting neon workshop.

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Youth Beadmaking

Weekly Class
Weekly Class | 4 Sessions: October 19 — November 9
Sundays, 10:00 - 1:00 pm

This four session class is specially designed for young beginning students. Students will learn many decorative and sculptural bead making techniques. The class will begin with with round shapes, dots and lines, and encasing decorations, then move into stringers and complex surface patterns. Finally sculptural techniques will be taught, including how to make a mushroom bead, a human face bead, and various animal beads. This class is a great introduction to the world of hot glass for any young artist.

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Currently On View in the Agnes Varis Art Center

Potential Difference

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 through Wednesday, August 27, 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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