Intermediate Glassblowing: Demystifying Color

November 7th - December 19th
Jason Minami |

Gaffer, Kugler, Reichenbach. Hard colors and soft colors.  Transparent and opaque…….. Color can bring a whole different dimension to glass, but if new to the process of glassblowing, it can be somewhat overwhelming.  This class will focus on color application and look to demystify the process.  We will explore the properties of color and understand how they work together with blown forms.  We will seek to simplify the process, from applying color bar to pulling cane.  In addition to gaining new perspective on color, students will continue to reinforce and improve on their previous glass blowing skills.  

This class will not meet on November 28th.

What to Expect: Students will work together and learn to manipulate molten glass (2000 degrees). Safety, color application, and tools will all be covered in a fun and exciting environment. The hot shop is a loud studio, and can get quite warm. Read more about how to prepare for class on our Registration Info page. 

Eligibility: This is for intermediate level students, previous glassblowing skills required. Open to ages 14 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. 

We recommend registering for classes early to reserve your spot! We base materials, and teacher needs off of student enrollment. Early registration not only guarantees your spot in class, but also helps to ensure the class will run. Classes with low enrollment may be cancelled within two weeks of the start date of class. Contact our Registrar of Education, Ari Eshoo, at if you have questions about the class or would like to arrange a payment plan.

Class Schedule
  • 6 Sessions: November 7 — December 19
    Thursday, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Jason Minami

Jason Minami received his BFA from the University of Hawaii.  He continued his education at Alfred University with an MFA and taught as adjunct professor in the glass program.  He was a long time instructor at Glassroots, a studio in Newark, NJ, focused on at risk youth in the community. Jason continues to blow glass, teach, and work in various studios throughout the NYC area.  

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