• 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.

Workin’ for the Weekend

Weekly Class
Weekly Class | 4 Sessions: November 25 — December 16
Sunday, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This class will focus on improving your glass-making skills, ability to work and lead a team, and help you further develop your own personal goals in glass-making. This intensive glassblowing class will encourage students to participate in helping each other make the best work we can, together!

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Cut, Grind, & Polish

Weekly Class
Weekly Class | 4 Sessions: November 28 — December 19
Wednesday, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

From grinding and polishing to faceting and etching, this course will cover how to use all the machines in the cold shop to create a plethora of visual effects used for decorative and scientific ends.

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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.

Opening reception: November 14, 6-8pm

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