The Wild West of Web3: Bridging Craft and Digital Art

April 14th - April 18th
William Couig, Rob Panepinto |

In this workshop we’ll examine the ever changing landscape of the NFT space from the perspective of an IRL glass maker. We’ll start with the basics of making and minting, encouraging the best practices we’ve found beneficial in our own experiences. p0ng and Bil.Co will use a new collaborative project they’ve conceived to walk students through both the glassmaking/sculpting process, the photographing/editing process and the variety of ways NFT technology can be applied to enhance your own body of work or project.

With so many different aspects of utility regarding NFTs, we’ll explore each aspect’s benefit. Foremost is the longstanding provenance issue with artwork and the verification aspect NFTs offer as a solution to questions of authenticity. Also, unlike traditional art collector’s groups, NFTs offer an inherent sense of community among its collectors. We’ll go over best practices for students to utilize to foster this amongst their collector groups. At the same time we’ll also go over the variety of project models from membership based projects, to crowdfunding projects to simply using NFTs as a means to promote your work.

This Class Meets:
Friday April 14th, 6-9pm
Saturday and Sunday April 15th & 16th, 11am-5pm both days

What to Expect: This workshop will take place partially in the classroom and partially in the hot glass studio, with the instructors working collaboratively to demonstrate and talk through their process of going from the glass studio into the digital space. With so much ground to explore, students should come ready to hit the ground running with questions and an idea of how they want to explore expanding their own work with the help of NFTs. 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: This workshop is open to students of all skill levels and skill sets, no prior glass experience necessary. Open to ages 14 and up. 

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Class Schedule
  • 3 Sessions: April 14 — April 16
    Friday, 6:00 pm - 6:00 pm
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

William Couig

William Couig is a New York City based artist and designer. He was introduced to glass after seeing a number of demonstrations in various locales as he backpacked around the world after college in 1995.

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Rob Panepinto

Rob Panepinto, also known as "p0ng," discovered the art of glassblowing at Urban Glass in the mid-1990s and has been pursuing his passion ever since. Over the years, he has honed his craft through teaching and collaborating with other artists, constantly pushing the boundaries of what's possible with glass.

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