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The Illuminated Sketchbook

at UrbanGlass - Fort Greene

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$920 3 seats left
Start Date:

Mon, Nov 18, 6:00pm - Nov 22, 10:00pm (5 sessions)

Fort Greene, Brooklyn
647 Fulton St
At Rockwell Pl
Brooklyn, New York 11217
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 6
Teacher: Jen Elek

What you'll learn in this glass blowing class:

Portable light projects will be the focus of this one-week furnace glass and neon combination class. In the hotshop, the class will create blown and solid objects that interact with light. In the neon shop, students will learn neon tube forming and the basics of processing - filling the glass tubes with noble gas. Class will discuss the use of neon and/or LED light options available to artists interested in illuminating their work. Students will work with rechargeable battery packs to power their portable illuminated work, enabling artists to “unplug” and consider light work in spaces they may not have previously considered. Battery illumination allows us the unique opportunity as artists to also consider the potential of light and movement. Glass hotshop practice will include glassblowing, solid working, bit preparation, punty connections, and color application. Objects will be finished in the cold shop, opening up opportunities to magnify, refract, and distort light. The class culminates with creating a series of long-exposure photos or “light drawing” images, made by students through an illuminated motion or action that incorporates their portable light object. All levels welcome. Two pumped neon pieces are included with the cost of this course.

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Refund Policy
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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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
6:00pm - 10:00pm Jen Elek 5 $920
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Tue, Nov 19 6:00pm - 10:00pm Jen Elek
Wed, Nov 20 6:00pm - 10:00pm Jen Elek
Thu, Nov 21 6:00pm - 10:00pm Jen Elek
Fri, Nov 22 6:00pm - 10:00pm Jen Elek

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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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