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Intro to Glassblowing for High School Students

April 13th - April 14th
Lucas Kernan |

This weekend high school intensive will be a fast and fun intro to the medium of hot glass. The focus of this course will be discovering and beginning to understand the properties of hot glass, both solid and blown. Students will learn all about the shop, tools, and how to work safely in and with them. Everyone should expect to take home a few solid glass sculptures and at least one cup or vase. The studio and teaching staff will also have information and advice for students who may be curious about how to further pursue glass at the college level or otherwise!

What to Expect: This course will focus on foundational techniques and each student can expect to bring home a variety of simple forms. Class time will be split between demonstrations and practice in teams. The hot shop is a loud studio, and can get quite warm. Glassblowing takes repetition and practice - expect failures along with successes. Read more about how to prepare for class on our Registration Info page. 

Eligibility: No previous experience required. Open to high school aged youth.

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. 

Sliding-scale Pricing: We offer sliding-scale pricing options for youth classes in an effort to provide greater access to glass education for our growing community of young artists. Please self-select the pricing tier most appropriate for your financial situation. Families who are able to should select the higher tuition so that we can continue to offer our programs with ample staffing of expert teaching artists, and top quality glassmaking tools and materials in our state of the art studios.

Class Schedule
  • 2 Sessions: April 13 — April 14
    Saturday, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Staff, Instructor

Lucas Kernan

Lucas Kernan (they/them) is a glassmaker and artist who you may find teaching, teaching, or blowing glass at UrbanGlass.

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