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UrbanGlass

UrbanGlass

Art
Fort Greene, Brooklyn, New York
(36 Reviews)

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 building their own studios. When UrbanGlass opened its doors, glass as an art medium became available for the first time to a wide range of artists at an affordable price.

Today, the facility of UrbanGlass serves as the primary studio of over 150 artists each year. In addition to the artist access studio, UrbanGlass offers a comprehensive education program of classes, workshops and intensives at every skill level from novice to professional in a wide variety of glassworking techniques, including glassblowing, hot casting, kiln casting, lampworking, fusing, slumping, neon, mosaics, stained glass and coldworking. Over 500 students a year come from around the world to study and work with a faculty that includes world renowned artists and designers and acknowledged glass masters. Through the depth and variety of its programs, UrbanGlass continues to be a distinctive and influential presence in the glass field and the most important East Coast center and resource for artists wishing to experiment with glass.

Situated in New York City, the art capital of the world, UrbanGlass enjoys access to a wealth of cultural resources, including dozens of world class museums and thousands of galleries and exhibition spaces. Here, at the fertile interface of art, opera, theater, design, fashion, music and cuisine, UrbanGlass artists and students find inspiration and context to transform and inform their lives and their art.

Classes at UrbanGlass offer students of all ages the opportunity to explore the endless possibilities of glass. Educational programming includes everything from classes for teens to master classes for professional artists. Weekly classes, week-long intensives, and two-day workshops make learning at UrbanGlass available to students of all levels and interests.

Reviews of UrbanGlass

(36 Reviews)
Holiday Ornaments (All Ages)

12/15/2018
Summer W.

Attended: Holiday Ornaments (All Ages)


This class was way more than we expected, it was very hands on and we learned a lot of basic beginner techniques. The instructors were knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommend.

Wooden Molds in the Hot Shop

11/7/2018
Alan Dorsey D.

Attended: Wooden Molds in the Hot Shop


An excellent overview of a very specific sub-genre of woodworking. However, I would not recommend it for a general audience as the tools and techniques described are very unusual and the processes difficult to reproduce by the non-expert. For those with a woodturning or glassblowing background it will be fascinating.

Stained Glass Weekend

9/11/2018
Lauren B.

Attended: Stained Glass Weekend


The class was great! I came in having Zero experience and I left with my own panel that I’m super happy with :) you’ll learn everything you need to know to get started with stained glass. I’m looking forward to making more creations in the future now. Totally would recommend.

Piece It Together: Stained Glass Design

6/18/2018
Brad F.

Attended: Piece It Together: Stained Glass Design


Great instructor, nice facility, had a great time and learned a lot. Exactly what I was looking for.

Stained Glass and 3D Sculptures

4/23/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Stained Glass and 3D Sculptures


Great introduction to stained glass and 3D modeling. Accommodating if you came with ideas but also fine for those of us who didn’t.

Stained Glass Weekend

4/17/2018
Star K.

Attended: Stained Glass Weekend


Laura and Deane were great! They were very informative, approachable, amiable and very knowledgeable. One suggestion is that I would have loved a cheat sheet so I could remember all the tools, steps and great tips they shared.

Stained Glass Weekend

4/16/2018
Tessa C.

Attended: Stained Glass Weekend


This was a great class. You can come in with no knowledge of how to make stained glass and leave with your own panel piece. Since everyone works at their own pace on different projects, there were never too many people standing around waiting for instruction on the next part. If you were waiting, it was up to you to get the instructor's attention and the instruction you received never felt rushed. Speaking of, Laura and Deanne were excellent teachers. I definitely recommend good shoes since you are standing for most of the 14 hours!

Stained Glass Studies

4/3/2018
Clif E

Attended: Stained Glass Studies


Cool (not the temperature kind), clean and friendly place. They must have a lot of sense...they hired the famous James Akers to teach a class.

Casting Form Forum

4/3/2018
Allen C

Attended: Casting Form Forum


I took couple classes there and yes the place is amazing. At first glance you might think the price on the courses are high, but no, they are not. I love the 10 weeks programs and the instructors are extremely helpful ( most of them are full time artists, so you get to see some crazy stuff they make for their clients) in many ways. The place contains a hot shop where you deal with got glass for blowing or sculpting, a neon shop/ jewelery shop, a casting shop, cold shop, lots of kilms, annealers and a gallery. You can rent studio time with a good price, if you are a student there you can even get a discount! Take a look, you will defiantly be amazed.

Casting Form Forum

4/3/2018
Joseph U

Attended: Casting Form Forum


The facilities are one of the very best in the world. The Faculty and Staff are all accomplished artists. They are all wonderfully skilled and helpful. Of course it is fantastic to learn to use glass in an environment full of Positive Energy!

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647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217
UrbanGlass
Fort Greene, Brooklyn
647 Fulton St
At Rockwell Pl
Brooklyn, New York 11217

Upcoming Classes at UrbanGlass

Breaking the Skin
Breaking the Skin
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Saturday Aug 24th, 10am - 5pm

Mold Blowing and Casting in the Hotshop
Mold Blowing and Casting in the Hotshop
Next start date:

Monday Aug 26th, 6pm - 10pm

Constructed Images: Layered Glass Paintings
Constructed Images: Layered Glass Paintings
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Monday Aug 26th, 6pm - 10pm

Glass Beads A to Z
Glass Beads A to Z
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Wednesday Sep 11th, 6pm - 9pm

“Always Look on the Bright Side of Life…”
“Always Look on the Bright Side of Life…”
Next start date:

Thursday Sep 12th, 6pm - 9pm

G2 : Glass and Graphics
G2 : Glass and Graphics
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Thursday Sep 12th, 6pm - 9pm

Fruition - From Concept to Exhibition
Fruition - From Concept to Exhibition
Next start date:

Monday Sep 16th, 6pm - 10pm

It's Not Cheating If It Works
It's Not Cheating If It Works
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Sunday Sep 22nd, 3pm - 6pm

An Ancient Art: Introduction to Glass Blowing
An Ancient Art: Introduction to Glass Blowing
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Thursday Sep 26th, 6pm - 9pm

Mold to Kiln and Back Again
Mold to Kiln and Back Again
Next start date:

Saturday Sep 28th, 10am - 5pm

Borosili-what?!?
Borosili-what?!?
Next start date:

Saturday Sep 28th, 2pm - 9pm

Introduction to Stained Glass: Weekend Workshop
Introduction to Stained Glass: Weekend Workshop
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Saturday Oct 5th, 10am - 5pm

A Hot Introduction
A Hot Introduction
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Saturday Oct 5th, 6pm - 9pm

Stained Glass: Projects
Stained Glass: Projects
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Friday Oct 11th, 6pm - 9pm

Hot Glass Color Experiments
Hot Glass Color Experiments
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Saturday Oct 12th, 10am - 3pm

Simple Goblets: Definitions
Simple Goblets: Definitions
Next start date:

Tuesday Oct 15th, 6pm - 9pm

Creep Show
Creep Show
Next start date:

Tuesday Oct 15th, 6pm - 10pm

Coldworking Basics
Coldworking Basics
Next start date:

Wednesday Oct 16th, 6pm - 9pm

Advanced Beads
Advanced Beads
Next start date:

Wednesday Oct 23rd, 6pm - 9pm

The Two-Part Mold: A Collaboration
The Two-Part Mold: A Collaboration
Next start date:

Thursday Oct 24th, 6pm - 9pm

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Teachers at UrbanGlass

Laura Carbone & Samantha Friedman Adam Holtzinger Adam Holtzinger & Susan Spiranovich Alex Lozier Alexandra Lozier Alison Siegel Alison Kinnaird & Jane Bruce Alison Kinnaird & Edison Zapata Althea Holden Amanda Patenaude Amanda Patenaude & Dorie Guthrie Amber Cowan Amy Lemaire Amy Lemaire & David Horak Amy Lemaire and Gigi Gatewood Amy Lemaire & Justin Lin Amy Lemaire & Ian Burns Andrew Certo Andrew Hughes Andrew Narjarian Anna Mlasowsky Anna Boothe Anna Riley Anne Petters Annette Shapiro Annie Shepherd Ansuya Aric Snee Ashley Goodwyn Bandhu Dunham Beccy Feather Beccy Feather Ben Wright & John Roach Beth Lipman Bianca Abreu & Erin S Daily Bill Couig Blaine Davis Bob Cohen Boyd Sugiki Boyd Sugiki & Lisa Zerkowitz Brett Swenson Cappy Thompson Carmen Spera Carmen Lozar Carmichael Jones Carol Milne Cédric Ginart Cédric Ginart and Karina Guévin Celeste Wilson Charlene Foster Charles Provenzano Ché Rhodes Chester Kenya Chris Wolston Conor McClellan Cooper O’Brien Cooper O’Brien & Liesl Schubel Courtney McCloskey Courtney Dodd Courtney Branman CUD Collective Dan Mirer Dan Friday Daniel Clayman Daniel Kereji & Dorie Guthrie Danielle Brensinger David Naito David Willis David Chatt David Sheinkopf & Matthew Perez De La Torre Brothers Dean Allison Deborah Czeresko Dena Pengas Dennis Briening Denzel Russell Denzel Russel Doreen Garner Dorie Guthrie Dorie Guthrie & Erin S Daily Dorie Guthrie & Joshua Raiffe Dorie Guthrie & Romina Gonzales Dorie Guthrie & Marta Cabral Dr. Jane Cook & Anna Riley Dylan Karle Eamon DeFabbia-Kane Ed Schmid Eddie Bernard Edison Zapata Edison Osorio Zapata Edison Osorio Zapata & Sophie Pennetier Elias Hansen Elizabeth Cote Ella Varvio & Joshua Raiffe Emily Repp Emily Craddock Emily Repp and Romina Gonzales Emma Stein Emma Stein, Edison Zapata, Adam Holtzinger & Stefania Urist Erica Rosenfeld Erica Rosenfeld & Jessica Julius Erica Rosenfeld & Suzanne Peck Erin Dickson Esteban Salazar Esteban Salazar, Emma Stein Alexandra Lozier & Roxann Astra Slate Eunsuh Choi George Dielman Giles Bettison Glenn Carter Hank Adams Harold “Rusty” Russo Helena Parriott Herbert Hoover and Dorie Guthrie Holly Cooper Ian Burns Isaac Teckosky Iviva Olenick Jacob Vincent James Akers James Corporan James Akers & Ranjit Bhatnagar Jamie Harris Jan Janecky Jane Bruce Jane Bruce and Charles Provenzano Jason Rose Jason Bauer Jason Christian Jason Chakravarty Jason Minami Jason Bauer & Steven Ciezki Jay Macdonell Jeff Zimmer Jeffrey Close & Kellie Krouse Jen Elek Jen Elek & Bennett McKnight Jen Elek & Brian Pike Jenna Bloodough Jennifer Caldwell Jennifer Crescuillo Jennifer Bueno Jeremy Bert Jeri Warhaftig Jeri Jelinek Jes Fan Jesse Yager Jessica Julius Jessica Landau Jiri Pacinek Jiri Jelinek Jocelyne Prince Jocelyne Prince & Hank Adams Joe Upham and Ranjit Bhatnagar John Miller John Sweeney John Drury John Drury & Buster Simpson John Hallett & Anders Rydstedt Joseph Cavalieri Joshua Raiffe Joshua Raiffe & Robert Beck Julia and Robin Rogers JW May Kambui Olujimi Karen and Jasen Willenbrink-Johnsen Karina Oumov Kate Clements Katherine Gray & Nancy Callan Kazuki Takizawa Keith Mendak Kellie Krouse Kelsie McNair Kim Thomas Kirstie Rea Kit Paulson Kristin Deady Kristina Logan Laura Carbone Lenny Castillo Leo Tecosky Leo Tecosky and Simon Klenell Liesl Schubel Liesl Schubel & Grace Whiteside Linda Linnebach Lindsay Woodruff Lisa DeRensis Luisa Restrepo Madeline Smith Madeline Rile Smith Maria Aroche Mark Dewings Mark Naylor Marta Cabral Martin Janecky Martina Mrongovius Matteo Seguso Matthew Szösz Matthew Eskuche Megan Stelljes Megan Biddle Mia Sartori Mia Sartori Micah Evans Michael Flechtner Michael Endo Michael Hernandez Michael Schunke & Josie Gluck Michelle Hinebrook Michelle Fisher and Dorie Guthrie Michelle Millar Fisher & Dorie Guthrie Miriam Wolf Morgan Madison Neils Cosman Nick Mount Nikolaj Christensen Pablo Soto Pavlína Čambalová Pedro Cabral Penelope Rakov Phil Vinson Rachel Rader Rachel Rader & Erin S Daily Richard Yelle & Erik Erikson Rob Lewis Rob Stern Robert Panepinto Robert Burch Robin Humphreys Romina Gonzales Romina Gonzales Roxann Astra Slate Ryan Ebelt Samantha Holmes Sarah Hingley Sarah Blood Sarah Vaughn & David King Sasha Zhitneva Sayaka Suzuki Scott Benefield Scotty Darlington Sean Baumbach Shane Fero Shane Caryl Shannon Brunskill Simone Fezer Slate Grove & Anu Penttinen Starr Eaddy Stefania Urist Stephanie Lifshutz Stephen Wallace Stine Bidstrup Summer Rayne Oakes, Sarah Metz, Danny Alexander & Tal Chitayat Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend Suzanne Peck Suzanne Peck and Karen Donnellan Sydney Cash Thaddeus Wolfe The De La Torre Brothers (Einar and Jamex de la Torre) The Urbanglass Staff Tim Belliveau Tomas Colbengtson UrbanGlass Staff Valerie Shusterov Victoria Ahmadizadeh Victoria Calabro William Allen William Couig William Couig & Elise Bernhardt William Couig & Scot Bailey William Couig & Erin S Daily Zach Weinberg ​Megan Stelljes
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