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Introduction to Pâte De Verre

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Fort Greene, Brooklyn
647 Fulton St
At Rockwell Pl
Brooklyn, New York 11217
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 6
Teacher: Dorie Guthrie

What you'll learn in this glass sculpture class:

Pâte de verre is created by firing fine glass frit and/or powder, usually mixed with a binding agent, against the surface of a high fire refractory mold. A literal translation from the French: “paste of glass.” 

In this intensive weekend workshop, you will learn the basics of this ancient glass technique by creating a low relief, 3-dimensional form, along with sample test color tiles. Students will also take away a clear understanding of high and low firing schedules, accompanied by basic cold working skills.

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Preparation for Classes
Students should bring notebooks to each class for sketching steps to techniques, recording inspiration, and planning class projects. Students wishing to use specific tools or materials not supplied in class are responsible for obtaining these items themselves.

Proper 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 should be tied back.

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Enrollment cancellations made outside fourteen (14) days from the first day of class are eligible for a refund. Refunds will not be granted for any cancellations made inside fourteen (14) days from the first day of class, or for withdrawals during class.

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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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