Offsite Glass Workshops

We offer a variety of workshops in kiln-formed glass techniques at local and international venues as well as private and custom classes in Yucca Valley, CA.


Constructed Images: Layered Glass Paintings

UrbanGlass, Brooklyn, NY

Dates: August 26 - August 30, 2019
Time: Mondays, 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Instructor: Michael Endo
Location: UrbanGlass, Brooklyn, NY

In his kilnformed glass paintings, Michael Endo utilizes a wide variety of image making techniques. By combining centuries-old glass painting, glass powder and frit painting, and drawing processes adapted for kiln-glass, he constructs multi-layered atmospheric spaces and narratives. This workshop will focus on the techniques Endo uses in his practice and will encompass painting with glass powders, enamel painting adapted for high temperatures, layered kilnforming, and will touch on printing and drawing techniques for kiln glass.

Established in New York City in 1977, UrbanGlass fosters experimentation and advances the use and critical understanding of glass as a creative medium. Classes at UrbanGlass offer students of all ages the opportunity to explore the endless possibilities of glass. Educational programming includes everything from classes for teens to master classes for professional artists.

Introduction to Glass Fusing: Kiln-formed Plate

Yucca Valley Material Lab

Dates: July 26, 2019
Time: 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Instructor: Emily Endo
Location: Yucca Valley Material Lab, Yucca Valley, CA

Learn the fundamentals of glass fusing while creating an 8” x 8” glass plate. Students will be introduced to the glass studio and tools while learning the basics of glass cutting, kiln operation, and glass design. Each project will be fired and available for pick-up a few days after the course ends.

No previous glass experience necessary.

Glass Painting in the Kiln: Scenic Images

Bild-Werk Frauenau, Frauenau, Germany

Dates: July 3 - July 19, 2019
Instructor: Michael Endo
Location: Bild-Werk Frauenau, Frauenau, Germany

In this class we will create atmospheric spaces and narratives on the glass surface. By combining a wide variety of image making techniques, we will construct multi-layered, kiln-formed glass paintings. We will learn painting with glass powders and frits, enamel painting adapted for high temperatures, layered kiln-forming, and will touch on drawing techniques and cold working for kiln-glass.

Bild-Werk Frauenau is a regional and international forum for glass and visual arts, a stage for music and culture, and a place for border-crossing encounters, in the glassmaking village Frauenau in Bavaria, Germany. In the International Summer Academy courses and in other workshops at Bild-Werk Frauenau, the principal focus is on artistic and creative work with glass, both hot and cold, both traditional and new creative methods, together with all the visual arts.

Immaterial: Scent & Hollow-Cast Forms

Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

Dates: June 7 - June 14, 2019
Instructor: Emily and Michael Endo
Location: Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

“Perfume straddles the line between the tangible and intangible, the earthly and the ethereal, the real and the magical.” – Mandy Aftel 

Fusing glass casting with history and sensory exploration, this course will examine the ethereal, fluid, and transparent qualities of glass and perfume; two properties that have been intertwined since their inception in ancient Mesopotamia. Students will be introduced to hollow-core casting and will use plant extractions and distillation to create their own individual scent. Each student will leave with a one-of-a-kind cast-glass vessel and a corresponding perfume.

Pilchuck Glass School is an international center for glass art education. Our serene campus in Stanwood, Washington, is nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains amidst a working tree farm. Small classes taught by world-renowned artists and instructors emphasize experimentation and teamwork while fostering individual initiative and expression.