Jewelry and accessories are a decorative language used to communicate across cultures throughout history. Students will create their own wearable glass beads and 3D sculptures by melting and shaping glass rods in the flame of a table torch through the ancient art of flameworking. Using heat, gravity, and a simple set of tools, students will learn how to safely operate the table torch. Working up close with the molten material, students will discover how to pinch, poke, stretch, and weld glass into bold, vibrant, and colorful forms of adornment.
UrbanGlass is excited to offer this class through our partnership with STEM Matters NYC, with support from the NYC Department of Education (DOE). STEM Matters NYC partners with cultural institutions across the city to offer a variety of enrichment programs during Spring Break and Summer for students in grades K-12. All educational programs are FREE, with priority given to students who attend Title I schools.
Students will be selected through an application process through STEM Matters NYC. The application deadline is Monday, February 28. Apply here:
April 18 — April 22
Monday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217