Imagining Botanical Forms

June 3rd, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Goldie Poblador |

This introduction to borosilicate glass class will focus on using clear and colored solid rods to explore sculpting botanical shapes. This will start from the foundations of cutting and shaping rod which will progress into the joining of different parts in order to create a larger sculpture. Students will utilize color and layering in order to render botanical shapes with more scientific accuracy.

What to Expect: Students can come with a particular species of plant or flower in mind but student’s can create whatever shape they want based on the techniques they learn through the demonstrations. The class will be an even split of demonstration and practice time. We will start with basic shaping and cutting techniques as well as the layering of colors in order to create the texture of leaves and various plant parts. The class will also cover the basic principle of building glass bridges in order to join glass plant parts together. Flameworking requires a little practice at heat control with the torch to create successful sculptures - expect to have some failures along with successes. Students will be able to take home their very own glass sculpture inspired by nature by the end of the class. Read more about how to prepare for class on our Registration Info page. 

Eligibility: No previous experience required. Open to ages 12 and up.

Pick-up: The glass needs to cool down overnight, so the students will have to return to UrbanGlass once notified to pick up their work. 

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

Class Schedule
  • 1 Session: June 3rd
    Saturday, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Goldie Poblador

Goldie Poblador was born in the Philippines where she received her BFA in Studio Arts from the University of the Philippines in 2009. 

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