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Intro to Implosion Marbles

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

This class will dissect the process of implosions, a popular technique for encasing color inside borosilicate glass. The implosion method is a variation on compression (Kobuki) marbles using hollow glass tubing as opposed to solid rod. Students will learn  the techniques involved in both processes. We will identify how implosions/compressions...

$500

2 sessions

Illumination Information: Intro to Neon

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

In this introductory neon lighting course, students will be encouraged to create a project or series of projects by bending and assembling glass tubing into an illuminated design!  A series of tutorials will be given on fundamental safety, glass bending and splicing (welding) techniques, pattern drawing, wiring, and installation. Students will...

$800

6 sessions

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Painting with Fire: All Ages Intro to Enamels

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

This workshop will introduce students to a variety of techniques used to enamel glass. Students of all skill levels will paint imagery onto both flat and three-dimensional glass forms, using traditional methods in combination with their own creativity. This will include powder painting, reverse painting, and layering imagery.  During this workshop,...

$200

Bright and Shiny

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

Do you like Bright AND Shiny objects? Let's explore how neon and glass sculpture can work together in unique and statement-making installations! Through drawing, discussions, and daydreaming, students will work towards creating parts for cohesive work. In the hot shop, we will focus on solid sculpting, creating new and exciting forms.  Students...

$880

5 sessions

Moving It: Approaches to Kinetic Neon

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

We will be exploring various approaches to making neon move! Demonstrations on neon tube bending will lead to student practice time and project development for kinetic and/or wearable neon sculptures.  Demonstrations and discussions will include information on illusion, scale, animators, power transmission, interference mitigation, insulation,...

$880

5 sessions

Two-Day Intro to Glassblowing

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

Come to the studio and learn an exciting new skill. Learn to blow glass!  On the first day, discover the basics of gathering, blowing, and sculpting hot glass. Then spend the second day creating your very own forms such as cups, vases, and bowls.  This two-day class is great for anyone interested in the fascinating world of glass making....

$235

2 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

Brain Melt

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

Explosive energy, raw materials, and engaging tactile experiences dominate this hot glass casting class. The workshop will begin with a brief lecture on hot casting techniques and applications, then students will be thrust into the hot flowing world of molten glass, as Josh demonstrates ladling molten glass out of the furnace and...

$50

Bottles to Beads

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

One person's junk is another person's treasure! In this 2-day workshop, we will learn the recycling properties of everyday glassware and how to transform it in the flame shop into something new. Students will experiment with melting and pulling glass cane, while also learning the basics of flameworking glass beads. We will not only cover how to select...

$425

2 sessions

Sculpting Techniques for Hollow Borosilicate

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

This is a technical class that will help develop your vocabulary for sculpting hollow borosilicate. Learn to use custom tools, jigs and rollers to aid in the fabrication of larger and more complicated forms. Add more detail using “inside” sculpting tools, and learn how to mend cracks and holes in your work, troubleshoot, and properly calculate...

$500

4 sessions

Neon 101

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

This class will investigate the use of neon and electric light in Art. In the torches we will develop techniques for soft glass tubing manipulation. Basic electrical theory will be discussed including the mechanics of neon, incandescent, fluorescent, and LED lights. Students should expect to come away from the class with an introduction into neon tube...

$550

2 sessions

Sculpting with Solid Glass

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

This class explores different techniques for sculpting by flame working solid borosilicate glass. Human to animal forms, realistic to abstract, discover and create what you can imagine.  Class Goals and Objectives:  Understanding safe and courteous operating procedures in the glass studio  Learning new vocabulary with flame working...

$195

Production Cold Working

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

An overview of production coldworking techniques. This class will give students the foundations to tackle multiples in the cold shop with an eye towards efficiency. We will cover the gamut in the cold shop from torch pop to final polish and drilling holes. All experience levels are welcome.  Q&A Q: Can I make up a class if I miss one?...

$375

2 sessions

Flameworking Fridays

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

Come spend a night with Brooklyn Glass and create colorful pendant necklaces. In this three hour workshop, you will get a crash course in playing with fire in our flameworking studio. Unwind on Friday nights in this fun-filled evening of glass art! Class does not include necklace, glass pendant only.

$75

Experience Flameworking

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 for 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, and gain confidence...

$100