Glassblowing & Glass Casting courses at Berlin Glas e.V.

Two separate courses given by renowned artists. Glassblowing with Veronika Beckh and Glass Casting with Silvia Levenson

Berlin Glas e.V. is a non-profit association that gives German and international, professional artists and students the opportunity to work with hot glass in Berlin.  Our goal is to inspire, educate and offer research opportunities for people interested in glass as a medium for artistic expression.

Berlin Glas, e.V.´s mission is to share the art and skill of making art with glass with the public and provide a resource to artists of all media. The underlying message that working in collaboration with international artists who work with various media doesn’t just broaden someone’s artistic capacity, but actually creates a culture of peace.

In the five years since we opened the doors, Berlin Glas, e.V. has grown into an internationally recognized institution, collaborating with universities in Ireland and Australia, working with renowned artists, such as Mona Hatoum, Jeppe Hein and Karin Sander, establishing a youth programme and most recently teaching in the sculpture department at the Kunsthochschule Weißensee. We provide a dynamic and friendly studio located in Reinickendorf, on the boarder of Wedding and Pankow, and within walking distance from the Bildhauerwerkstatt and Ufer Studios. The studio team is composed of graduate-level international artists who are excited to share their knowledge and skills. We teach classes for beginners and intermediates in glass blowing, painting on glass, kiln forming and small-scale casting.

Glassblowing with Veronika Beckh  

Glassblowing with Veronika Beckh

Teacher’s presentation:
In her work Veronika Beckh emphasizes optical effects and illusions created by light refractions and reflections. She uses mimimal stereometric shapes such as spheres, cones or cylinders, which are often assembled. Most of her objects are moveable and
she plays with their balance points.
Born in Forchheim Veronika Beckh was trained as a glass maker in Zwiesel before she received her BA in glass 1998 from the Surrey Institute of Art and Design in Farnham, her MFA in Applied Arts in 2004 from the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam and her MA in
Art in Context in 2008 from the Universität der Künste Berlin. From 1998 to 2004 she worked and gave course at the furnace of the LWL-Industriemuseum Glashütte Gernheim. Since 2005 she works as a self-employed artist from Berlin. Various stipends and
residencies led her to Pilchuck Glass School, North Lands Creative Glass in Lybster and to the Corning Museum of Glass.

Lenght: 3 days
Max attending people: 3
Price: 500€
Training location: Berlin Glas e.V., Provinzstrasse 42a, 13409 Berlin, Germany
Admission conditions: n/a
Kind of diploma: n/a
Next classes dates or frequency : 14-16 June 2017

Other information:  We also offer glassblowing classes for beginners all year long.

Glass Casting with Silvia Levenson 

Glass Casting with Silvia Levenson

Teacher’s presentation :
Silvia Levenson was born in Argentina in 1957. Lives and works in Italy since 1980
” Revealing “, making visible what is normally hidden or people can not see is an integral part of her work, and she uses glass to embody this metaphor.
Through her artwork   she explores the relationships in families and in society with a critical and ironic eye . From 1994 to date she has deal with several issues such migration , tensions in daily life , violence against women and recently the crimes of the dictatorship in Argentina like in the travelling show “ Identidad Desaparecida” .
In 2004 she received the Rakow Commission Award from Corning Museum of Glass, and in 2016 ,the Prize Glass Venice from the Instituto Veneto.
Her artwork is in several public and private collections such as  Fine Art Museum of Houston, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fè , Toledo Museum of Art, Corning Museum of Glass , David Owsley Museum of Art. Muncie. Indianapolis, Coleccion Casa de las Americas, Cuba, Musée Atelier du Verre de Sars Poteries,Castello Sforzesco,Milano, Fondazione Remotti, Camogli , Murano Glass Museum, Venice, Bullseye Glass Co., Portland (OR), Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung , Munich, and Museo de Bellas Artes, La Plata, Argentina .
She loves teaching and she was instructor in Vetroricerca, Italy, Pilchuck Glass School, Corning Studio of Glass, Pittsburg Glass Center,   Bullseye Glass Co, North Lands Creative Glass in Scotland , Glass School of Berazategui, Buenos Aires and Camberra Glass Center in Australia.

Lenght: 5 days
Max attending people: 6
Price: 500€
Training location: Berlin Glas e.V., Provinzstrasse 42a, 13409 Berlin, Germany
Admission conditions: n/a
Kind of diploma: n/a
Next classes dates or frequency : 10-14 April 2017


Contact persons: Nadania Idriss and Valentine Destrait
Tel Numbers: +49 (0) 177 371 4480
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