Experience the rawness of molten glass in this two-day introduction to glassblowing workshop. We will work on developing dexterity and cognitive skills to gather molten glass and manipulate it using heat, gravity, movement and tools. We will train our minds and bodies to react and respond proactively to the inherent behavior of this material through demonstrations and exercises. Students will leave with a well rounded understanding of hot glass and basic skills as well as sculptural objects and functional vessels.
Instructor: Romina Gonzales
Weekend | 2 sessions: February 25 & 26
Saturday & Sunday, 10:00am - 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.