Fast and hot...slow and focused, however you see it glassblowing is an art form that excites and stimulates the brain and provides a hands-on experience like no other. Beginning students will learn the core movements and procedures to begin the process of learning about this wonderful and mysterious material. By the last class you will have the tools and knowledge to begin creating on your own and to continue your journey with glass!
This class is being offered as part of our 40-4-40 series, a celebration of the 40th Anniversary of UrbanGlass studios and the artists who have perpetuated its growth and success over the years.
Instructor: Charles Provenzano
Weekly | 6 sessions: January 14 - February 18
Saturdays, 10:00am - 1:00pm
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UrbanGlass is dedicated to furthering the use of glass as a creative medium, through studios, classes, publications, exhibitions, and events. We offer a comprehensive education program for students at every age and skill level - from children to working artists - in a variety of techniques, including kiln casting, lampworking, mosaics, and stained glass. Over 500 students a year come to study and work with faculty that includes world-renowned artists and designers. UrbanGlass serves as the primary studio of over 200 professional artists and designers.
Founded in 1977 by artists Richard Yelle and Erik Erikson as the New York Experimental Glass Workshop, UrbanGlass was the first artist-access glass center in the United States and is now the largest. Previously, those interested in working in glass could only do so at art schools, in factories or by building their own studios, but when UrbanGlass opened its doors, glass as an art medium became widely available.