UGH! The UrbanGlass Hotline
The UrbanGlass Hotline (UGH!) gives students the opportunity to submit questions to our expert instructors about the glass processes they use to create dynamic works in glass. Each session, hosted on Zoom, begins with a short introduction to the teaching artist, followed by an interactive discussion about techniques, concepts, and problem solving.
Design Building Blocks Series
We are taking it back to the drawing board to bring you the Design Building Blocks series! These workshops offer a range of techniques and skills students will use to gather inspiration, plan, and prepare for their time in the studio.
Any glass artwork starts with inspiration, then a sketch, model, or even just measurements. We invite you to delve into sketching basics or jump ahead into the world of 3D modeling. Learn to articulate and visualize your ideas in helpful ways for your making process. These workshops center around the work that happens before you get into the glass studio to make sure your time making is productive and turns out how you imagined it!
Source Your Light with William Couig
2 Sessions: April 22 — April 29
Thursday, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Polymer Clay Murrine with Gayle Forman
2 Sessions: April 24 — May 1
Saturday, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Creating Texture with Glass Beads with Lenise Omeasoo
4 Sessions: May 4 — May 25
Tuesday, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Get WAYSTED! - The Making and Meaning of African Waist Beads with Jasmine Anokye
2 Sessions: May 21 — June 4
Friday, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Business of Glass Series
Makers invested in creative processes are not always trained in the business side of fabricating, pricing, marketing, or selling their work and products. Perhaps you’ve made a beautiful line of tableware, jewelry, or sculpture but you aren't sure how to take the work out of the studio and get it into the world. These workshops will address common stumbling blocks on the road to running your own business, selling your work, or even working with fabricators to bring your vision to life.
Science and Technology of Glass
Innovations in glass are some of the most important contributors to science, technology, and industry throughout history. Simultaneously, glass is a mysterious amorphous solid with unusual and intriguing properties. These workshops explore the vast realms of science and technology as related to the material of glass, and will inspire the mad scientist in all of us!
While our in-person workshops are delayed, we are offering a variety of free online programming including lectures, professional development from our staff, and tutorials. Each episode of UrbanGlass@Home features a staff member sharing an applicable skill with you as we work remotely.
Episode 1: Introduction to Grant Applications with Tanner
January 1st, 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Episode 2: Online Platforms for Artists with Rachel with Rachel Rader
January 2nd, 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Episode 3: Social Media, Gallery Representation, and Pricing with Rachel with Rachel Rader
January 3rd, 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Episode 4: Candy Fusing with Karina with Karina Oumov
January 4th, 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Episode 5: Mosaics of All Kinds with Courtney with Courtney McCloskey
January 5th, 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Episode 6: Digital Patterns for Neon with Stephanie with Stephanie Sara Lifshutz
January 12th, 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Episode 7: Tempering Chocolate with Kellie with Kellie Krouse
January 13th, 12:00 am – 1:00 am
Episode 8: Press Releases with Andrew and Lindsay
January 14th, 12:00 am – 1:00 am
Lectures by UrbanGlass instructors
In Person - Hybrid Classes
There are no classes for this category and semester listed at this time. New classes are usually listed 2 months before the start of the semester.
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