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Glass Fusing

at Art Studios @ JCC Manhattan - Upper West Side 334 Amsterdam Ave, New York, New York 10023

The process of melting glass to make artwork has been around for over 2,000 years. You will get hooked on this enduring art form as you learn to cut, layer, and stack glass that will be melted (fused) in a kiln. Learn the difference between a full fuse and tack fuse, and create pieces with color and depth that can only be achieved with this medium....

Thursday Apr 30th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$300

4 sessions

Building with Bits

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

In this introductory hot glass class we will be building foundational skills through working with bits. Glass “bit work” refers to working with glass in an additive fashion; building a piece by adding several globs of glass together. Over the course of six weeks, class will explore working with glass in this collaborative and sculptural way to...

Thursday May 7th, 6pm - 9pm

  (6 sessions)
$825

6 sessions

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Scratching the Surface

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

A basic knowledge of coldworking techniques can help right many wrongs created in the kiln, hot, or flame shops. However, when explored for its own inherent value and integrated into an artist’s menu of glass working techniques, coldworking can be used to finish and enhance work to a new level. This comprehensive one-day class will introduce students...

Sunday May 10th, 10am - 5pm

After School Meltdown: Glassblowing for High Schoolers

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

In this after school class, students will build a foundation working with hot glass. After  covering the basics through making a series of solid and blown objects, students will be encouraged to find their own voice in the material and develop projects of their own. This six week course is designed for the young creative.  Open to all skill...

Wednesday May 6th, 4:30pm - 7:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$800

6 sessions

One Billet Wonder

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

This short, but intensive class is a great introduction to the process of open face casting. Starting with developing a 5”x10” sculptural design in clay, students will then create an open face mold into which a clear or colored billet (slab) of glass will be placed and heated in a kiln to create a 3 dimensional form.  Hands on work will be...

Saturday May 2nd, 10am - 5pm

  (2 sessions)
$560

2 sessions

Color Chemistry 101

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

Curious about making your own glass color? This class will cover the basics of glass chemistry and color making. Students will learn about a variety of glass colorants and the different mechanisms by which they create color, and participate in formulating and mixing three different colors from raw material.  The second half of the class will...

Saturday Jun 6th, 10am - 5pm

  (2 sessions)
$560

2 sessions

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Next Steps: Ridges and Twists

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

This intermediate class is designed to provide an overview of adding surface effects on glass by using metal blow molds. This class will cover the basic skills of using optic molds to put rigid patterns on the surface of your glass, unlock the mysteries of the twisty cup as well as the secrets behind fancier pattern work such as mezzo stampo and nypt-diamond-wies....

Saturday May 16th, 10am - 5pm

  (2 sessions)
$560

2 sessions

More Than Just a Mother's Day Bouquet

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

Join us for a special Mother's Day workshop! On Saturday, enjoy a two-hour private lesson for up to two people (you + mom!) with one of our expert teachers. The lesson will cover basic safety information, an introduction to the hot shop, and you will each make a vase with the guided expertise of the instructor. Come back on Sunday, when your vase...

Saturday May 9th, 10am - 12pm

Glass and Poetry

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

This class will combine glassblowing and poetry writing, introducing students to the ways in which glass and text might reflect, inflect, distort, blur, blend, confuse, and “blow” into one another. Students will see how writing might generate glass forms, and how glass forms in turn, might generate writing.  Class will think about how both...

Monday Jun 15th, 6pm - 10pm

  (5 sessions)
$800

5 sessions

Introduction to Neon Block Letters

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

In this six-week neon lettering class, learn the advanced skills required to bend letters and work from a pattern. Class will focus on mastering the basics of tube bending techniques as well as layout preparation in order to create, wire, and display your own neon signs. By the end of the class, students will have the skills and confidence to work...

Sunday May 10th, 10am - 1pm

  (6 sessions)
$800

6 sessions

Father's Day Glassblowing

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

Come experiment with hot molten glass in this one day Father’s Day workshop! Students will work in teams to learn beginning glassblowing techniques and help each other create handmade objects to take home.  Sign up on your own, or with dad for a special shared experience!  Open to all ages 11 and up, 10 with parent/caregiver.

Sunday Jun 21st, 10am - 5pm

Kilnformed Glass & Ambrotypes

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

Students will learn to create experimental imagery on glass using kilnforming techniques and the wet plate collodion (ambrotype) process. The first part of the course will be held at UrbanGlass and led by Dorie Guthrie. While at UrbanGlass, students will learn kilnforming and coldworking techniques to make glass plates with color, texture, distortion,...

Thursday May 14th, 6pm - 9pm

  (6 sessions)
$650

6 sessions

Glass Cast Enthusiast

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

The focus of this class will be on creativity and experimentation in sandcasting, with an emphasis on process.  This weekend workshop will begin with the basic techniques of hotcasting, but will quickly evolve into nontraditional and experimental processes. Students are highly encouraged to bring cameras or take video as often the documentation...

Saturday May 2nd, 10am - 3pm

  (2 sessions)
$525

2 sessions

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Next Steps: Color Cups

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

The “cup” shape is much more than the container we think it is. It is also one of the building blocks for many color processes. Spend a weekend brushing up on stuffed cups, incalmo technique, and supios.  Over two days we will look at color overlays and color efficiency, how to use the garage, and how to stack, stuff, and split...

Saturday May 30th, 10am - 5pm

  (2 sessions)
$560

2 sessions

Neon & Phenomenology

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

Directed towards some of the more rare and spectacular concepts, materials, and tools enmeshed in the process of making neon, this workshop gets inside the medium of neon through all of the backdoors, slides, and portals available. In this 5-day workshop, students will learn the basic bends that make up any neon work, as well as safety and methods...

Monday Jun 22nd, 6pm - 10pm

  (5 sessions)
$890

5 sessions

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