Get ready to sweat the small stuff in Glass Boot Camp! This introductory course in glass workingwill thoroughly train young students in the fundamentals of proper technique in both the hot shop and cold working processes. A thorough, two-day regime will sharpen skills in tool dexterity, equipment usage and material prowess with professional demonstrations, hands-on practice and a healthy dose of teamwork. Instruction and exercises will provide a strong foundation and well-rounded understanding of successful glass practices. Boot Camp will transform each student into a confident, lean, mean glass blowing machine, prepared to accomplish any future challenge in studio.
Instructor: Keith Mendak
Weekend | 2 sessions: October 15 & 16
Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 - 3:00pm
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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.