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Intro to Glassblowing May-July

May 28th - July 2nd
Lucas Kernan |

Glassblowing is a beautiful and ancient artform, and one anyone can try! This 6-week, beginner-friendly class will cover the fundamentals of working with furnace glass: gathering, shaping, blowing, etc. Collaborating in teams, students will learn to use tools to manipulate and control the molten glass and explore basic color application techniques. Every student can expect to leave this workshop with the ability to create simple functional and sculptural forms of their own design along with an enhanced appreciation for the rich history of glassmaking.

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 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. 

Class Schedule
  • 6 Sessions: May 28 — July 2
    Tuesday, 6:00 pm - 9:00 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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