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Luminous Letters: An Intensive Weekend of Neon

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

In this class, we will focus on learning the advanced skills required to bend letters and work from a pattern. We will begin by mastering basic tube bending techniques and layout & design preparation in order to move on to bending block letters and beyond.  Students will also be introduced to post-production work such as wiring,...

$550

2 sessions

Creating Pattern: From Sheet Glass to Murrini

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

In this class, students will learn about creating patterns using Bullseye coloured sheet glass, a method Giles Bettison has adapted for the murrini process he uses to make his work. Demonstrations will include each step of Bettison’s process. From investigating ways to develop patterns through drawing, to cutting, stacking and fusing the sheet glass,...

$1,450

5 sessions

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Making Connections: Introduction to Borosilicate

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

This class will focus on the basics of flame-working with borosilicate glass and concentrate on connections. Solid connections and seals are the foundations to working glass on a torch. Students should come with an open mind and readiness to learn.  We will start with the nitty-gritty of solid glass working, then move to the introduction of hollow...

$450

2 sessions

St Patty’s Beer Mug-Making

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

Get into the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day by creating your own hand-made beer mug! Students will begin to learn about the fluid nature of glass by working directly with the 2100 degree molten glass to form and shape it into a hand crafted beer mug. Each student should expect a hands-on experience and to work as team to help complete their projects. ...

$195

Father's Day Beer Mug Making

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

Let's be real, your dad doesn't want another tie this year.  Get more creative with our Father's Day workshop, where you will create a one-of-a-kind beer mug. Because let's face it, the only thing better than sipping an ice cold beverage, is sipping it out of a your own handmade mug. Design & create your own special mug in this fun &...

$195

Glass Fusion

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

Create your own beautiful fused glass object while learning about design and the basics of kiln-forming. Choosing from a rainbow of colored glass, you will learn how to cut and fuse glass to make decorative art. No contact with direct heat or flames. Prerequisite:  No prior experience necessary. Q&A Q: What if I'm unable...

$185

Hollow Flame Working Glass Fabrication

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

4 Week Course This course covers the basic fundamentals for working with hollow borosilicate glass. Students will explore shaping and forming hollow glass through a variety techniques. Demonstrations combined with student work time and individual student-teacher instruction will make up the core curriculum. Course Goals and Objectives:  ...

$450

The Joy of Frit: Beadmaking 101

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

This introductory class will cover the basics of bead making! We will go over basic safety protocols, then dive into the beautiful world of glass beads. Through simple techniques, we will explore different shapes, colors, and processes in the flameworking studio. Discover how frit, crushed up colored glass, can give your beads a different unique look....

$275

Part & Parcel

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

Sometimes parts that are integral to a whole need to be created separately before being assembled into a finished state. For Part and Parcel we will concentrate on part-making, all the whys and hows of making cast glass elements that later combine with each other, other process-made glass parts or found objects. Students should come with ideas for...

$1,300

5 sessions

Printing Hot: Frit de Verre

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

This course introduces a specific frit/pâte de verre technique which translates the idea of intaglio printing into a kilnforming process. Students will learn how to transfer handwritten text, drawing, color and structure from a mold onto glass. By using the mold-making materials as a canvas, we will create flat pâte de verre castings that carry our...

$400

2 sessions

Glassblowing 101: Fundamentals

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

This weekend workshop is designed as a crash course in working with glass in the hot shop. By emphasizing fundamentals, students will learn how to make glass objects ranging from paperweights to blown glass vessels.  Working our way through several processes, students will have a chance to experiment with basic forms, use color and work with...

$500

2 sessions

G.L.O.W. - Neon without the wrestling

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

In this explorative neon intensive, students will be encouraged to push the boundaries of signage and novelty to create contemporary forms and/or light sources. Mixed media and outside materials are welcome, so long as electrical practices remain safe. Presentations on history, science, and contemporary artists will be provided to spark inspirations....

$880

5 sessions

Surface Decoration Techniques for Glass Beads

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

Take your beads to the next level! This class will cover a variety of surface techniques, including complex dot patterns and layering, stringer control, mixing colors on the surface of the bead, precise shaping, troubleshooting.  Each class will start with a 30 min demo of a specific technique, followed by practice time, assistance, and conversation....

$400

3 sessions

The Spectacle of the Everyday: Glass and Silvering

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

Students will explore how to transform objects into spectacle, beginning by making objects using hot glass that will be manipulated through coldworking and silvering. Daily demonstrations will show alternative ways to approach object making, and discussions will investigate ideas of attraction and experimentation.  The goal of the workshop is...

$1,450

5 sessions

Inner & Outer Space: Sculpting Hot Glass

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

This workshop will focus on both solid and blown glass sculpting. Students will learn a full range of unique approaches and shaping techniques, including Martin’s specific approach of sculpting from within the bubble.  Working without limitations, you will explore process, possibilities, and the limitless potential of the material. You...

$1,450

5 sessions