If you have always been curious to learn to blow glass, now is the time to try! In this class we will learn how to gather molten glass and begin to create different forms. We'll start with basic solid forms and progress towards blown vessels with color. We'll be making objects such as paperweights, flowers and small vessels. We will also explore the many possibilities of hot glass so we can better understand its potential. The art of blowing glass captures many who try it, you just might be the next one to catch the glassblowing bug.
Instructor: Celeste Wilson
Weekend | 2 sessions: October 29 & 30
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.