Urban Glass Visit

17dec1

Art ready students viewing Alli Hoag’s The Distant of the Moon exhibit at Urban Glass.

http://www.allihoag.com/

Another artist we’ve met is Victoria Calabro who makes various artworks with glass. We went to Urban Glass, a glass museum and workshop, which is in the same building as BRIC, a video studio and gallery. We saw different works of art that involved glass and learned the tedious and difficult process of making an artwork with glass. Patience is a vital skill that is needed when working on this type of art and it can take a very long time to have a finalized piece of art. As we took a tour learning the different steps of designing a piece of glass we were able to get a small experience with etching our own piece of glass. Each of us was given a glass cup to create different designs while using tape. After creating our tape designs we went to etch our glass using a sand blasting machine. The results were beautiful. We normally think of artwork with paintings but it’s amazing to see uncommon mediums being used to create beautiful works of art. – Jemila

17dec4

Art Ready student preparing to etch glass.

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