An Ancient Art: Introduction to Glassblowing

September 26th - October 31st
Liesl Schubel |

This course will introduce students to the ancient art of glassblowing. We will start at the beginning, both historically and in the studio itself, taking inspiration from ancient forms and vessels to create our own finished pieces. Starting with safety information and introduction to the equipment, we will quickly move on to gathering glass, creating solid objects, and blowing vessels and sculptural forms. Using the past as our guide, be ready to explore, create, and invent new possibilities in glass.

Students enrolled in this course have access to Student Hours- scheduled time outside of class to practice and work on projects throughout the semester. For any questions regarding this access please contact Kellie at

Class Schedule
  • Weekly Class | 6 Sessions: September 26 — October 31
    Thursday, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Liesl Schubel

Liesl Schubel was born in Ontario, Canada in 1990. She moved twice while she was young: first to British countryside, then American. Life in England brought Liesl close to her mother’s upbringing, as Canada had done for her father’s. The memories and landscape of these homes hold deep, sustaining importance in Liesl’s life and practice. As a queer woman, an artist, and a city dweller from rural roots, the complexity of home and of familial histories, relationships, and disputes remain a constant source of inspiration in her practice.

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