Intro to Glassblowing: Putting the Fun in Funky

October 15th - November 19th
Alix DeFabbia-Kane |

Join us for an exciting 6 week introduction with hot glass! Students will learn the introductory skills of glassblowing, such as how to take a “gather” of molten glass out of the furnace, make simple vessels, and work in small teams in the glass studio! While focusing on building these new handskills, students will learn how to make colorful glassware in essential beginner forms such as cups and bowls.

What to Expect: Each student will walk away from this class with a greater understanding and appreciation for the art of glassmaking, as well as a few handmade items along the way. There will be a demonstration at the beginning of class to solidify the basics of cup making, arguably the most crucial shape a beginner student can learn. This includes how to maneuver in the shop safely, use the tools correctly, how to work as a successful team with your peers, and begin to form a deeper understanding of the material. This class will embrace the learning process, flaws and all, and celebrate the start of each student’s glassmaking journey. 

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: 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: October 15 — November 19
    Sunday, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Alix DeFabbia-Kane

Alexandra DeFabbia-Kane is a glass artist living in Queens, NY. Alix graduated from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2015. Since then, she has been working in New York, focusing on glass for lighting designers and artists, as well as teaching workshops for intermediate and beginner glassblowers. In 2020, Alix and fellow designer Molly Burke created Sunside & Co., where they create tableware and floral functional pieces. 

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