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One Day Zircar Casting

Learn the art of hot casting glass using Zircar Mold Mix molds in this one-of-a-kind workshop. Discover how to create unique solid glass objects and make reusable molds for glass casting and blowing. No previous experience is required.

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  • 14 and older
  • $425
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  • 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY
  • 6 hours

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What you'll learn in this glass blowing class:

In this one day workshop students will get an introduction to hot casting glass using Zircar Mold Mix molds.

Pouring hot glass into molds in the hot shop allows artists to create unique solid glass objects. Zircar Mold Mix 6 is a high temperature ceramic mold material used to make light-weight, strong, reusable mold for glass casting and blowing.

During this workshop students will make several reusable molds using Zircar Mold Mix 6. These molds will be made over pre-made floral and botanical wax positives. After the molds have dried the students will learn to cast glass into the molds in the hot shop.

What to Expect:

  • During this workshop students will make several palm sized floral and botanical molds using Zircar Mold Mix 6. These molds will be built up around pre-made wax positives. After these molds are allowed to dry during a brief lunch break, the class will move to the hot shop and begin casting hot glass into the molds.
  • These molds will be open-faced and are generally reusable.
  • The students can expect to leave the session with the skills to make a Zircar mold, their reusable molds, and eventually the glass objects they cast during the session.
  • The class will include demonstrations but students will make their own molds and participate in casting the glass.
  • This is going to be a low stress - high instructor input introduction to the hot glass studio. Everyone will hopefully get to walk away with multiple pieces that they will feel they had a hand in creating AND be inspired to come back and learn more about glass.
  • Glass in its molten state is 2000 degrees.
  • The hot shop is a loud studio, and can get quite warm.
Eligibility:

  • No previous experience required.
Pick-up:

  • The glass needs to cool down over several nights, so the students will have to return to UrbanGlass once notified to pick up their work.

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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