Come out to our 1 hour private flameworking lessons. Students will learn the basics for making beautiful glass beads. In these lessons students are guided by an instructor in the process of melting and centering glass on a mandrel using a torch. During the course of the lesson, students will get a feel for manipulating hot glass, and gain confidence in basic flameworking techniques. Beads made in this course will be cooled gradually, and will be available to take home at UrbanGlass in the week following the lesson. This is a great introduction to glass for anyone who is interested in the material.
Ages 11 and up are welcome to take a lesson.
Instructor: UrbanGlass Staff
1 hour lesson | October 22
Saturday, every hour beginning at 10am.
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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.