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UrbanGlass Open Studios: Spring in the City

March 12, 11 am3 pm.
0-$75
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Have you ever noticed all the glass you encounter every day in the city? From mosaics in the subway to windows in skyscrapers, glass makes our city a more vibrant and exciting place. Join UrbanGlass for Open Studios: Spring in the City and discover the many ways glass shapes the world around us with an afternoon of art making and exciting demonstrations in UrbanGlass’ 17,000 sq ft studios. Sign up for one activity or try them all!

*Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver*

Bead Project Market — FREE: Explore stunning handmade jewelry created by alumni of UrbanGlass’ scholarship program, The Bead Project, all available for purchase! The market will also feature a pop-up of our UrbanGlass|ware store, with items made by our wider studio community.

Demonstrations — FREE: Want a firsthand look at the glass techniques behind the objects we interact with everyday? Go and watch professional glassblowers make incredible art, or learn how glass tubes are bent to create a glowing neon sign! (all ages with chaperone)

Community Paper Mosaic & Bead Stringing — FREE: Get inspired by glass techniques and create art using everyday materials. Make a spring themed drawing for a community paper mosaic, or string colorful beads into a wearable creation to take home with you, or both! Group activity (all ages with chaperone).

Upcycled Bud Vase — FREE: Give waste glass new life! Transform a sandblasted glass bottle into a beautiful bud vase with colored pencil drawings. Group activity (all ages with chaperone).

Glassblowing Paperweight — $75: Feel the heat as you learn how to make a swirly color paperweight out of molten glass. One-on-one lesson (ages 12+), 30 minutes.

Objects made during the lesson must cool slowly overnight, so please plan to return the following week for pickup, or contact us to arrange shipping.

Beadmaking — $35: Melt colorful glass rods in the flame of a table torch to create your very own wearable beads. One-on-one lesson (ages 12+), 30 minutes.

Objects made during the lesson must cool slowly overnight, so please plan to return the following week for pickup, or contact us to arrange shipping.

Fused Coaster — $35: Design a picture or pattern and layer pieces of sheet glass into a colorful coaster that will get melted together in the kiln. Group lesson (all ages with chaperone).

Objects made during the lesson must cool slowly overnight, so please plan to return the following week for pickup, or contact us to arrange shipping.

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