Clear glass has the quality of seeming both present and absent at the same time. Like a ghost crossing between worlds, it can hold light and have a skin-like biological feel. In this beginner class we will learn basic hot and cold shop techniques as well as an introduction to the flame working studio while exploring these spooky qualities and their sculptural potential. Students will be expected to keep a sketchbook and be ready to discuss ideas they would like to pursue in class. There will be demonstrations as well as one on one instruction and group problem solving sessions. Hot shop and flame working techniques will include creating simple forms and exploring textures by traditional and non-traditional methods. Cold shop techniques will include cutting, drilling, grinding, gluing, and etching. Be prepared for otherworldly possibilities!
Instructor: Jennifer Bueno
Intensive | 5 sessions: November 28 - December 2
Monday through Friday, 6:00 - 10:00pm
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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.