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  • Anna Riley instructing student on glass blowing techniques

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.

Special Topics Series: Myriad of Marks

Weekend | 2 Sessions: March 3 — March 4
Saturday, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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. 

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Intro to Implosion Marbles

Weekend | 2 Sessions: March 3 — March 4
Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This class will dissect the process of implosions, a popular technique for encasing color inside borosilicate glass.

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The Glass Archaeologist

Weekly Class
Weekly Class | 6 Sessions: March 4 — April 8
Sunday, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Students will research and draw inspiration from ancient, medieval or renaissance items, and attempt to recreate them in a state of the art glass studio with all the luxuries of twenty first century technology.

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Join us Wednesday, May 9 for our 2018 Gala & Auction!

On View in the Agnes Varis Art Center

Pushing Buttons

Curated by Benjamin Wright

Curated by Benjamin Wright. Featuring work by: Ian Burns, Jim Campbell, John Roach, Lili Maya and James Rouvelle, Sarah and Robert Beck, Paul DeMarinis, and Sunita Prasad.

Opening reception: Wednesday, January 24, 6-8pm

Wednesday, January 24, 2018


Paul DeMarinis, for de forest, 2016-17

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