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Kinetic Conception: Making Glass Dolls and Marionettes

UrbanGlass

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 6:00 PM - Friday, January 26, 2018 at 10:00 PM (EST)

Kinetic Conception: Making Glass Dolls and Marionettes

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Incorporating physical movement into figurative works amplifies the connection for the viewer and intensifies the personae we have brought into existence. By integrating moving parts with sculpture, students will test both their technical skills  and creativity in the flame studio.

 

The first part of this two week course will focus on character development. We will create personalities and backstories for our works, and a blueprint for our concept. Then begins the process of building a borosilicate glass doll or marionette, adopting techniques used in puppet making.

 

We will experiment with joinery; specifically, hinge, pivot, and ball joints, whilst exercising our problem solving skills. Our imaginations will become satellites, drifting through the heavens amongst the celestial bodies! We will bask in the glory of executing supremely technical works! After assembling our puppets we will share our projects in a lighthearted and informal presentation. We will cheer gleefully and feast on confections as our classmates present their delightfully kinetic brainchildren! Emphasis on new ideas, intuition, and the use of mixed media will be encouraged as students strive for technical excellence. Group and individual demonstrations will be given.

 

Instructor: Kim Thomas

2 Week Intensive | 9 sessions: January 16 - 26

Weekdays, 6:00 - 10:00pm


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UrbanGlass
647 Fulton Street
Floor 3 (Enter on Rockwell Pl.)
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 6:00 PM - Friday, January 26, 2018 at 10:00 PM (EST)


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UrbanGlass

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.

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