Working with Gravity: Introduction to Glassblowing

January 6th - February 10th
Liesl Schubel |

Glassblowing is a dance of physical forces. In this introductory class, students will learn the foundations of glassblowing, including safety in the studio, body movement, basic techniques, and finishing pieces. We will put special emphasis on gravity and centrifugal force, which are the most valuable tools in understanding the material. We will learn to utilize these forces to create unique forms, experimenting in the studio with lengthening, spinning, and letting the glass become new and unexpected shapes. Working quickly and freely, students will create a variety of both solid and hollow, symmetrical and asymmetrical pieces. No experience necessary.

Liesl Schubel
6 Week Workshop | 6 sessions: January 6 - February 10
Sundays, 3pm - 6pm

This class has access to Student Hours for the semester, dedicated hours open to student use. Glass processes take practice, so utilize this free time in our studios to learn! For details call (718) 625-3685.

Class Schedule
  • Weekly Class | 6 Sessions: January 6 — February 10
    Sunday, 3:00 pm - 6:00 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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