• Artist Jarrod Beck in the glassblowing studio

  • Lili Maya and James Rouvelle, Caesura. Part of the exhibition Pushing Buttons.

  • Josh Raiffe, Bruce

  • Artist Sana Musasama in the flameworking studio

  • Alison Siegel and Pamela Sabroso's installation Pom Pom Party

  • Romina Gonzales, Shock

Established in New York City in 1977, UrbanGlass fosters experimentation and advances the use and critical understanding of glass as a creative medium.

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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.

Second Round of 1,000 Pounds

Intensive | 5 Sessions: December 17 — December 21
Monday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Rebuilding a glass furnace is a rare opportunity—it is the dirty work behind the scenes, the work that when done well makes great glass possible. In this class, students will learn to mix mortar and lay bricks, mix and install refractory castable cement, work with a variety of insulating materials, and start up a furnace safely.

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Neon Animation: MAKE IT BLINKY

Intensive | 5 Sessions: December 17 — December 21
Monday, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

In this class, students will learn to make neon that flashes, strobes, blinks, and dims. We will go over what is needed to make neon blinky while using industry animation transformers and learning to give them the signals they crave. Some previous neon experience is helpful, but not necessary.

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All Ages, Weekend
All Ages | 2 Sessions: December 22 — December 23
Saturday, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

One of the beautiful things about glass is its ability to be worked by a plethora of techniques. There is no shortage of processes an artist can employ to manipulate this dynamic material. Open to all levels, age 11 and up.  

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On View in the Agnes Varis Art Center

Apparatus: The Art of Scientific Glass

Curated by Glenn Adamson with Dennis Briening

Featuring work by: Steve Anderson, Dennis Briening, Tracy Drier, Jim Hodgson, Amy Lemaire, Sally Prasch and Michael Souza.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018


Tracy O Drier
4-Position Wisconsin Schlenk Line with Single Cold Trap and Check-Valve Bubbler

Photo: Ilia Guzei

Art Center Hours
  • Monday 11:30-7:30

  • Tuesday 11:30-7:30

  • Wednesday 11:30-7:30

  • Thursday 11:30-7:30

  • Friday 11:30-7:30

  • Saturday 11-8:00

  • Sunday 11-7:00

From the Glass Quarterly Hot Sheet