• Graham Caldwell: Emergence Watching Machine

  • Bill Couig

  • Esteban Salazar

  • Jocelyne Prince: Glory Studies of Unexplained Events

  • Erica Rosenfeld

  • Alison Siegel and Pamela Sabroso, Photo credit: Gabriel Cosma

Established in New York City in 1977, UrbanGlass fosters experimentation and advances the use and critical understanding 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.

The Better Way to Get Better: Intro to Glassblowing

Intensive | 5 Sessions: June 19 — June 23
6:00 - 10:00 pm

Molten glass is a medium that’s incredibly difficult to master and it’s all too easy to get stuck making the same mistakes over and over. This class is all about how to identify and get past problems in the most effective and efficient way possible.

Beginning with the gather, we’ll work our way through the week by adding onto the lessons of the previous day and crafting exercises that move us through our sticking points. Applying methods of deliberate practice, the focus will be on fundamentals and on basic shapes that serve as building blocks for even the most advanced techniques. In order to make the most of our time, we’ll work mainly in clear so that everyone gets plenty of quick and deliberate practice. Demonstrations will set the direction for the day and allow for lots of individual attention to identify and tackle specific challenges. Skill level is immaterial… we all have our struggles.

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Upcoming in the Agnes Varis Art Center

Aaron Pexa: The Spoils of Annwn

Opening reception: May 24 from 6-8pm. Aaron Pexa: The Spoils of Annwn will present, for the first time, an multi-media installation inspired by “Preiddeu Annwn,” an epic poem found in the Book of Taliesen, one of the most famous Middle Welsh manuscripts. 

On view starting Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Art Center Hours
  • Monday Closed

  • Tuesday 12-7:30

  • Wednesday 12-7:30

  • Thursday 12-7:30

  • Friday 12-7:30

  • Saturday 11-7:30

  • Sunday 11-6

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