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Designing with Glass

at UrbanGlass - Fort Greene 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

Learn how to use the copper foil stained glass method to create contemporary and illusionistic imagery. Class will begin with a discussion on embracing the parameters of the medium, followed by a design process that focuses on utilizing the color, texture, and opacity levels of glass.  Students may draw out their glass pattern on paper or design...

Tuesday Jan 21st, 6pm - 10pm

  (5 sessions)
$850

5 sessions

A Seat at the Table

at UrbanGlass - Fort Greene 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

There’s nothing more satisfying than eating and drinking from handmade wares with friends. This course will focus on establishing a strong foundation in form and function. Our objective will be to create a tablescape that we will use for a mixer at the end of the class, bringing everyone together to celebrate one another’s hard work and individuality....

Tuesday Jan 21st, 6pm - 10pm

  (5 sessions)
$890

5 sessions

Moving With Glass

at UrbanGlass - Fort Greene 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

For this introduction to glassblowing course, we will focus on the properties of glass and how it moves in relation to our bodies and surroundings. Glassblowing is about reaching a greater understanding of the effects that temperature and gravity have on the viscosity of the material. If we quit turning the pipe, the glass will fall to the floor. If...

Wednesday Jan 29th, 6pm - 9pm

  (6 sessions)
$825

6 sessions

Introduction to Neon Script Lettering

at UrbanGlass - Fort Greene 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

In this 6 week course students will learn the advanced skills required to write in script with neon. We will begin by reviewing basic techniques like right angles, double-backs, and soft curves, then work from a pattern to make our own original signs, as well as wiring and mounting them for display.  Students will finish this class with the...

Thursday Jan 30th, 6pm - 9pm

  (6 sessions)
$800

6 sessions

After School Meltdown: Glassblowing for High Schoolers

at UrbanGlass - Fort Greene 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

This after school class will focus on building a foundation in working with hot glass for high schoolers.  We’ll cover all the basics by making a series of solid and blown objects, and students will be encouraged to find their own unique voice in the material in the development of projects.  This six week course is designed for the young...

Friday Jan 31st, 4pm - 7pm

  (6 sessions)
$800

6 sessions

Picture Play: Introduction to Decals

at UrbanGlass - Fort Greene 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

A decal is an image prepared with special ink and paper to transfer the picture to glass. In this one day class, students will explore applying decals to glass surfaces. Playing with existing imagery, students will decorate, collage, and create visual stories. Class will conclude with a brief discussion on loading kilns and firing schedules. ...

Saturday Feb 1st, 10am - 5pm

Flora and Fauna: Introduction to Boro Weekend

at UrbanGlass - Fort Greene 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

This flameworking class will focus on creating nature-inspired sculptures in the flame shop. Using borosilicate glass and a torch, students will learn to create a range of flora and fauna from flowers to bears, or whatever else you can imagine. No previous experience is required. The class will be tailored to each students abilities. Please Note:...

Saturday Feb 1st, 10am - 5pm

  (2 sessions)
$550

2 sessions

Mold Meditation: Kilncasting Glass

at UrbanGlass - Fort Greene 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

The art of mold making can be translated into many forms and materials. This workshop will focus on kilncasting glass using high fire refractory. Through this process, we will be covering a multitude of techniques, including conceptualizing the process, working with clay and wax, mold materials, and repetitive molds allowing us to create multiples....

Sunday Feb 2nd, 10am - 2pm

  (6 sessions)
$960

6 sessions

Youth Camp - Shine Bright: Introduction to Neon

at UrbanGlass - Fort Greene 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

This workshop offers young artists an opportunity to learn and apply neon bending skills with an emphasis on experimentation and spontaneity. We will focus on creating playful lighting sculptures that draw from the geometric and organic qualities of bending neon tubing. This workshop will safely introduce students to the basic technical and aesthetic...

Tuesday Feb 18th, 10am - 3pm

  (4 sessions)
$750

4 sessions

Next Steps: Hitting Specs

at UrbanGlass - Fort Greene 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

Repetition is necessary and valuable for refining skills in the hot shop. In this class, students will use their preexisting hot shop experience to approach specific forms and make forms according to specifications. Students will learn to use tools that allow glass blowers to manifest a scaled drawing into an accurate glass object. This class will...

Saturday Feb 22nd, 10am - 5pm

  (2 sessions)
$560

2 sessions

Introduction to Scientific Glass

at UrbanGlass - Fort Greene 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

Let’s get technical! Due to its functionality and importance, scientific glass is some of the most technically complicated glass out there. This class will focus on scientific flameworking methods for working with hollow tubing.  In the first half of class, we will cover basic techniques for sealing glass together and using ring seals....

Tuesday Feb 25th, 6pm - 9pm

  (6 sessions)
$800

6 sessions

Remake: Glass Transformations

at UrbanGlass - Fort Greene 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

This class will focus on unlearning, breaking all the rules we know, and creating new works through multiple and sometimes unique processes. As artists and makers, we must contend with our methods of making, especially in a moment when conversations about consumption, waste, and recycling are present in everything we do.  Throughout the...

Thursday Mar 5th, 6pm - 9pm

  (6 sessions)
$800

6 sessions

Next Steps: Using Bottles to Enhance Your Skills

at UrbanGlass - Fort Greene 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

Next Steps: Using Bottles to Enhance Your Skills Bottle glass is notoriously hard to work with in the hot shop because it is formulated to be stiff and simply take on the form of its original mold. But the same qualities that make it so difficult can be used to great advantage by anyone who wants to get better at using studio glass in the hot shop....

Saturday Mar 7th, 10am - 5pm

  (2 sessions)
$560

2 sessions

Fun with Fire: Introduction to Boro

at UrbanGlass - Fort Greene 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

As long as you’re being safe, who says you can’t have fun with fire? Join us in a one-day introductory crash course to working with borosilicate glass in the flame shop.  This class will cover the fundamentals of working with molten glass at the torch, and introduce a variety of techniques to implement in the creation of your own sculptural...

Sunday Mar 15th, 10am - 5pm

Powder Power: Creating 3D Objects

at UrbanGlass - Fort Greene 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

In this week-long intensive, students will work with glass powders and frits in unconventional ways to create three-dimensional sculpture, objects, and vessels. During the first two days, we will explore talc and sand as mold materials, create our own stencils and use found objects to create layered and dimensional forms.  Next, we will explore...

Monday Mar 16th, 6pm - 10pm

  (5 sessions)
$820

5 sessions

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