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Glass Translations: Intro to Kilncasting

March 20th - May 1st
Celeste Wilson |

Translate textures and shapes into glass by learning mold-making techniques for kiln casting. In this class, we will turn bas-relief clay pieces into glass landscapes, find and render interesting textures, and convert simple found shapes into small glass sculptures, all while considering the aspects of transparency and light. Students will learn how to make plaster/silica molds, waxworking for lost-wax casting, and how to use alginate for capturing detail and working from the body. Instruction will be geared towards developing new skill sets and technical knowledge. Students will leave the class with several completed projects as well as the information necessary to work independently and think creatively about kiln casting and material translations. 

This is an in-person class taking place on-site at UrbanGlass. Health and safety guidelines will be emailed to you upon registration. Proof of vaccination (full vaccination for ages 12+, one dose for ages 5-12) must be shown for in-person classes and studio access. Proof of vaccination* can be shown via:

  • CDC Paper Card
  • Digital Record or Copy of Vaccination Card
  • NYC COVID Safe App
  • Excelsior Pass

Please bring your vaccine record for a visual check on the first day of class. *Any WHO approved vaccines are accepted as part of the city’s order. upon arrival at the studio. More info on our Covid policies can be found here. Our top priority is keeping our community safe. Due to the spike in cases in NYC, we are asking that all students consider getting tested for COVID-19 before coming to class and if you test positive to remain home. We also ask that if you were recently directly exposed to COVID-19 and are awaiting test results that you do not come to class. In any case, we will work with you to find another class placement or refund you the class fee.

Class Schedule
  • 6 Sessions: March 20 — May 1
    Sunday, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Instructor

Celeste Wilson

Celeste Wilson received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA at Brooklyn College. Her work lies at the intersection of process, material, and deconstruction. Recent…

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