Captivating to observe, glass offers unlimited opportunities for learning and engagement. We are excited to work with you to create a unique look into our studios that’s tailored to the interests of your team, party, or *school group. Our skilled team of educators will design an inspiring visit that reveals the many ways glass shapes our daily lives, with your group’s age(s) and interests or curriculum in mind. For more information or to reserve your visit, please fill out the form below.
Hands-on group lessons are also available across different glassmaking techniques. Visit our Private & Group Lessons page to learn more.
Drop-in Studio Tours
Saturdays at 1pm, FREE, lasts about 20 minutes
up to 15 participants, first come, first served
Curious about what happens in the studios at UrbanGlass? Join us for our free, drop-in studio tours every Saturday at 1pm! During the tour, we will walk through each of the studio spaces to discuss and observe the variety of techniques offered at UrbanGlass. Advanced registration is not required, tour leaves promptly at 1pm and meets in the Agnes Varis Art Center Store at 647 Fulton St.
For groups of 5 or more, submit a request in the form below to arrange a private tour.
Private Studio & Gallery Tour
approx. 30 minutes, FREE
up to 20 participants, including chaperones
Join us for a guided exploration of UrbanGlass’ 17,000 square foot professional glass studios, and explore the contemporary art exhibition(s) and design objects on view in our Agnes Varis Art Center. The studio tour will discuss the equipment, studio spaces, and creative glassmaking possibilities provided at UrbanGlass. The gallery tour will discuss the artworks installed in the space, and delve into the various glass processes used in the making of the work.
Glassblowing Demonstration (in-person)
1 hour, $500 flat fee
up to 30 participants, including chaperones
Discover the glassblowing techniques that artists have used for thousands of years to create with glass. Seated demonstrations follow two artists as they work together to manipulate molten glass at temperatures of 2,200°F, with Q&A throughout. Interested in finding a connection to a particular subject to enrich your visit? Let us know!
Add On: Art Activity Kits
bulk pricing upon request
Enhance your visit with playful art kits that investigate traditional glassmaking techniques using everyday materials that mimic glass. Learn about the history of glass art, collect creative clues along the way, and make your own stunning design. Kits are individually packed with materials and easy-to-follow instructions for a fun take-away project following a tour or demonstration.
Virtual visits are also available! Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
*UrbanGlass is a NYC Department of Education (DOE) Authorized Vendor. DOE funding may be available for NYC public school visits. NYC DOE Vendor ID#: 133098471 — URBANGLASS/NY CONTEMPORARY GLASS