Finding Form: Glass Mosaic and the Found Object

July 9th - July 10th
John Drury |

The found object is a powerful mode of expression in the arts and a fertile avenue for conceptual grounding. This exciting and hands-on two-day, weekend intensive will look to the found object as a tool for generating surprising and unique forms in combination with glass mosaic. 

In the production of mosaic, found objects are a potent and largely untapped resource in the generation of both shape and subject matter. By attaching, combining, and building-out “as-found” items, students will pursue previously unknown three-dimensional forms which will then be unified beneath a skin of cut-glass tile. Exploring personal experience and their own physical environments to look beyond the classroom, students are especially encouraged to bring characteristic objects which are commemorative, and perhaps sentimental, in the pursuit of meaningful creation. 

An opening PowerPoint presentation will explain proper procedure, including an introduction to tools (their use) and the necessary materials; presenting also, as precedent and inspiration, historical examples. No experience with glass is necessary.

This is an in-person class taking place on-site at UrbanGlass. Health and safety guidelines will be emailed to you upon registration. Our top priority is keeping our community safe. At UrbanGlass, masks are still required for all ages 2 and older (we recommend a KN95 or KF94 mask). Temperature checks continue at the security desk when entering through the Rockwell entrance. We ask that if you were recently directly exposed to COVID-19 and are awaiting test results that you do not come to class, and we will work with you to find another class placement or refund you the class fee. Current policies are subject to change based on additional information, including the city's new alert levels page.

Class Schedule
  • 2 Sessions: July 9 — July 10
    Saturday, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

John Drury

John Drury is an artist, writer, independent curator, and instructor living in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, with his wife.

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