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Bend, Slump, Drape

Discover the endless possibilities of shaping glass with heat and gravity in this hands-on class at UrbanGlass. Learn how to fabricate personalized molds and create fused and non-fused shapes that can be slumped, bent, or draped over. Suitable for beginners and those looking to expand their kiln working skills.

  • All levels
  • 14 and older
  • $950
  • 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY
  • 24 hours over 6 sessions

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  • 24 hours over 6 sessions
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Class Description

Description

What you'll learn in this glass blowing class:

Using heat and gravity, glass can be shaped over and into molds in a kiln to create an almost endless variety of forms from functional to sculptural. Moving away from commercial molds, this class will look at various way’s students can fabricate molds to create personalized forms in glass. Using an assortment of Bullseye colored sheet glass, frits and powders (crushed glass) and thin canes, students will create fused and non-fused shapes to slump into, bend or drape over their molds. The possibilities are endless when creating your own molds. 

This class is suitable for those with no experience as well as those who wish to widen their kiln working skills.


What to Expect: 

Students will create 3-6 works along with several experiments, no bigger than 10” in any direction, utilizing available sheet glass, frit, and powders. Read more about how to prepare for class on our Registration Info page. 

Notes:

  • Pick-up: Students may have to return after the last day of class for any work fired during the last class. Read more about how to prepare for class on our Registration Info page.
  • This is an in-person class taking place on-site at UrbanGlass. Health and safety guidelines will be emailed to you upon registration.

School Notes:


Preparing for class 

  • It is recommended that students bring notebooks and water bottles to in person classes. All basic materials and supplies needed for the class will be provided. If students wish to use specific tools or materials not supplied in class they are responsible for obtaining these items themselves. 

Studio Attire 

  • For your safety, protective eyewear must be worn at all times in all areas of the UrbanGlass Studio. We will provide appropriate eyewear for your use. Appropriate work clothes are also required. Flammable or synthetic fabrics, sandals and open-toe shoes are not allowed. Long hair must be tied back.

Refund Policy

Enrollment cancellations made outside sixteen (16) days from the first day of class are eligible for a refund less a 5% processing fee. Refunds will not be granted for any cancellations made inside sixteen (16) days from the first day of class, or for withdrawals during class.

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

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UrbanGlass

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...

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