In this all ages course we will use animals as a theme to learn essential sculptural and surface decoration techniques.
The workshop will begin with basic round forms and pattern layering. Then advance to more complex shapes and patterns required to make animals. Fundamentals of glass chemistry will be explored to allow for a deeper understanding of optimal shapes and surprising effects. This workshop is for students young and old who are new to flameworking or those looking to refine their skills.
Instructor: Dorie Guthrie
Weekly | 4 sessions: October 29 - November 19
Saturdays, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
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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.