0 to Sculpture in 2.5

August 20th - August 24th
John Erwin Dillard, Rebekah Birkan |

This course focuses on constructing sculptural objects that decenter glass as the primary medium. Through combining hot and cold processes students will develop a working vocabulary of sculptural methods. Students will learn to utilize woods, metals, and plastics to create more complex artworks. Through a series of demonstrations and lectures this course will build material competence. Topics covered will include glassblowing, kiln forming, fabrication, cold processes, adhesives, and installation techniques. The final portion of this class will culminate in an in-situ installation of work produced during the course.

What to Expect: No experience necessary, the students will walk away with a ready-to-exhibit sculpture and knowledge of how to install their own work. The class will be an even split of demos and work time. Read more about how to prepare for class on our Registration Info page. 

Eligibility: No previous experience required. Open to ages 14 and up.

This is an in-person class taking place on-site at UrbanGlass. Health and safety guidelines will be emailed to you upon registration. 

Additional work time for intensive students: Students will also have access to additional hours in the studio, without instruction, on Tuesday - Friday from 5-9pm.

Class Schedule
  • 5 Sessions: August 20 — August 24
    Tuesday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

John Erwin Dillard

John Dillard (B. Gulfport, MS, USA 1995. ) Is an interdisciplinary sculptor living and working Brooklyn, NY. After receiving a BFA from Ringling College of Art and Design, John continues to show nationally and internationally with residencies at Penland School of Crafts, Burren College of Art, and George Enescu University of the Arts.

Continue Reading

Rebekah Birkan

Rebekah Deniz Birkan is a New York-based artist, architect, and fabrication director. Birkan is an expert mold maker and welder, passionate about teaching sculptural fabrication, and committed to making intimidating technical skills accessible to all.

Continue Reading