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The Glass Act: Performance in the Hot Shop

July 15th - July 19th
Liesl Schubel, Grace Whiteside |

Glassblowing is inherently performative. The process requires multiple people, involves choreography, is acted out over time in a set space, and is often demonstrated for a crowd. Thinking about the hot shop as a stage, we will utilize these elements to experiment with and explore the unique offerings of molten glass as a time-based prop in performative work. Prepare to shirk the boundaries between performance art, entertainment, and educational demonstration as we explore new and exciting possibilities with this ancient art form. Open to all levels and disciplines, in both glass and the performing arts. 

Class Schedule
  • Intensive | 5 Sessions: July 15 — July 19
    Monday, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Liesl Schubel

Liesl received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 2012, majoring in Glass. She has since continued traveling, pursuing opportunities to expand her understanding of art and craft at institutions such as WheatonArts and Cultural Center in Millville, NJ, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, ME, the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, VA, Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, WA, and Ox-Bow School of Art in Saugatuck, MI. Liesl currently lives in New York City maintaining a varied art practice.

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Grace Whiteside

Grace Whiteside is a Brooklyn, NY based interdisciplinary artist working in performance, experimental theater, video, and glass fabrication. Grace’s work pulls from her relationships to reality television, the “Do It…

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