Musical Glass

August 23rd - August 27th
Madeline Rile Smith |

In this class we will explore the potential of glass and sound by making functional musical instruments! Using the flameworking process, students will bend and shape glass tubing and rod to create a variety of instruments, including flutes, horns, bells, pan pipes, noisemakers, and instruments of their own design. Experimentation, discovery, and a sense of play will be central to this class. This class will teach the fundamentals of working with borosilicate tubing, along with shaping techniques. All skill levels are welcome, from beginner to advanced students! Come learn how to toot your own glass horn!

This is an in-person class taking place on-site at UrbanGlass. Health and safety guidelines will be emailed to you upon registration. Our top priority is keeping our community safe. At UrbanGlass, masks are still required for all ages 2 and older (we recommend a KN95 or KF94 mask). Temperature checks continue at the security desk when entering through the Rockwell entrance. We ask that if you were recently directly exposed to COVID-19 and are awaiting test results that you do not come to class, and we will work with you to find another class placement or refund you the class fee. Current policies are subject to change based on additional information, including the city's new alert levels page.

Class Schedule
  • 5 Sessions: August 23 — August 27
    Tuesday, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Madeline Rile Smith

Madeline Rile Smith is an artist specializing in glass with a focus on performance, video, and body-activated sculpture. Informed by her background in music, she creates objects and videos that explore connection and isolation. 

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