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Flamework Ornaments

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

In this course students will learn to use hollow tubes along with various color applications to blow, shape and create unique Holiday ornaments. Using 3 different stylistic color techniques in combination with twisting, pulling and blowing the glass each student will learn and work to create their own collection of hand blown glass ornaments.

$475

2 sessions

Next Steps

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

In this intermediate glassblowing class, we will explore the skill set needed scale up, discuss mass vs volume, work on compound shapes, and expand our vocabulary as glassblowers. Catered towards students with previous experience in the hot shop, this class will allow students to begin exploring outside of their comfort zone, delving into asymmetry,...

$575

2 sessions

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Life Blows On

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

Creative collaboration and instructive co-production will be the focus of this workshop, as Callan and Gray demonstrate and produce elements towards several bodies of work. Many hot techniques will be covered, including exploration of pattern making with cane, combining blown elements using the garage and hot torch, and discussing the marriage of techniques...

$880

5 sessions

Neon Light

at Brooklyn Glass - Gowanus
142 13th St, Brooklyn, New York 11215

A study in light and sculpture In this 8 week class, we will unpack the tradition of neon as direct symbol or signage. Instead, we will reject neon as advertising and think of neon as radical and an experiment in form and color. The first half of this 8 week course will focus on the basics of traditional neon bending spending extensive time on each...

$695

Thankful for Neon

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

In this fast-paced, weekend workshop, we will be racing through all the ways you can manipulate a glass tube to create your own, unique neon sign. The first day will be demonstration heavy, with plenty of time to practice seals, bends, and technique. Students will use the night between classes to process what they’ve learned and come up with a simple,...

$550

2 sessions

Glass 1: The Basics

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

In this course, we will start with the very basics of blowing glass and progress through different forms until students propose their own final projects. Class time will be spent with individualized instruction and a lot of time working at the bench and learning from class mates. There will also be demonstrations of a variety of forms, as well as discussions...

$780

6 sessions

Layer Up: Glass Lamination

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

Layers are not only the answer for cold seasons, they also have their merits in working with glass. Just like in fashion, when several layers of light clothing give us more options to face the elements and express our personal aesthetics, laminating layers of glass enriches one's artistic palette and expands technical vocabulary. This class will cover...

$400

2 sessions

Attaching, Bridging, Building

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

This class will focus on the skills required for sturdy, stable construction of both solid and hollow forms including combining multiples to work on a larger scale. We’ll cover color application, geometric shapes, wearables, hollow seals and some blown forms using borosilicate glass. A fast paced class, students should be ready to build or enhance...

$780

5 sessions

Glass Conservation

at Brooklyn Brainery - Brooklyn Heights
647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

The Metropolitan Museum houses a world-class collection of glass objects spanning nearly 5000 years. Karen Stamm, the Met’s conservator of glass, will visit UrbanGlass to talk about caring for this large and varied collection.  The conservation of glass stands apart from the conservation of most other materials because it is transparent. Conserving...

$18

What’s in Your Mold? Intro to Kiln Casting

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

Molds are a great way to recreate the texture of an object in a new material. This weekend workshop will dive into how to create a surface texture in one material and through the use of molds, recreate it in glass. Utilizing techniques such as sculpting with clay and manipulating fabric, we will create surfaces to make molds on. We will then fill these...

$500

2 sessions

Neon Tube Bending

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

This is a class about the wonderful world of neon. We will take an in-depth look at glass bending processes required for neon tube production. Grant and Jeremy will demonstrate technique and explain how neon works. Class time will also include student torch time and one on one instruction. We will start at the most basic level and progress thru the...

$800

5 sessions

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Glass: The Science of a Shape Shifting Solid

at Brooklyn Brainery - Brooklyn Heights
647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

The power of glass to assume myriad roles in culture, art, and technology has roots in glass’s fundamental chemistry and physics. These concepts can be taught via analogies to everyday situations to help us understand the science and to more deeply appreciate its wonders, as well as assist artists to work glass more confidently. ...

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Experience Flame Day

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

Come out to our 1 hour private flameworking lessons. Students will learn the basics of making beautiful glass beads. In these lessons students are guided by an instructor in the process of melting and centering glass on a mandrel using a torch. During the course of the lesson, students will get a feel for manipulating hot glass,...

$100

Holiday Fusing

at Brooklyn Glass - Gowanus
142 13th St, Brooklyn, New York 11215

Create your very own beautiful fused glass Holiday ornaments while learning the basics of kiln-forming.  Choosing from a rainbow of colored glass you will learn to cut glass, create designs and patterns. This class makes a wonderful gift as does the beautiful work that you will make.

$185

Hot As Dragon Fire: All Ages Intro to Glassblowing

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

In this class, students of all ages will learn to create fantastical glass objects out of 2000 degree, molten material. Students will draw inspiration from stories, history, and their own imaginations to invent characters and craft mystical devices while learning the basics of working in the hot shop.  This class will appeal to both the lover...

$500

5 sessions