• 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.

The Spectacle of the Everyday: Glass and Silvering

Intensive | 5 Sessions: July 16 — July 20
Monday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Students will explore how to transform objects into spectacle, beginning by making objects using hot glass that will be manipulated through coldworking and silvering. Be prepared to expand on their current body of work and be open to challenging personal limitations.

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Cutting Edge: Introduction to Waterjet

Intensive | 5 Sessions: July 16 — July 20
Monday, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Waterjet cutting is a quick and accessible way to create multiple complex forms in glass. In this workshop you will be introduced to 2D digital drawing using vector graphic software and shown how to prepare and finalise your designs ready for machining. This is an introductory class, no previous experience is necessary. However, students are expected to bring a laptop and basic computer skills are required.

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

Intensive | 5 Sessions: July 16 — July 20
Monday, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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.This class is structured for the beginner; however, modifications will be made for those who are revisiting techniques.

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On View in the Agnes Varis Art Center

On Reflection

Curated by Bridget Donlon

Curated by Bridget Donlon. Featuring work by: Rowena Harris, Jim Hodges, Cara Lynch, Esther Ruiz, Patrice Renee Washington and Kate Shepherd

Opening reception: Wednesday, May 23, 6-8pm

Wednesday, May 23, 2018


Cara Lynch, I’m Here For You, Call Me Now, 2017, Mirrored acrylic, rhinestones, glitter on panel, 18 x 18 x 1.5

Art Center Hours
  • Monday 12-7:30

  • Tuesday 12-7:30

  • Wednesday 12-7:30

  • Thursday 12-7:30

  • Friday 12-7:30

  • Saturday 11-7:30

  • Sunday 11-6

From the Glass Quarterly Hot Sheet