The Path to Creative Expression and Self Empowerment
The workshop program at GlassRoots is based primarily on the glassworking craft. Students work under the careful supervision of skilled instructors and must follow strict safety protocols to participate. The workshops include the following:
- Glassblowing - This class allows students to explore glassblowing techniques and team work in depth and to develop individual skills in the hot shop. Students complete a number of solid worked and blown pieces. Minimum age: 14.
- Kilnformed Glass - Introduction to the techniques of fusing and slumping glass. Each student makes designs out of colored glass that is then fused together and slumped into a mold to create a three dimensional form. Minimum age: 10
- Mosaics - Students will use small pieces of glass to construct individual designs to cover three dimensional forms (such as tiles, picture frames, a mirror).
- Flameworking - Introduction to beadmaking techniques enabling the student to create a simple necklace, bracelet or small glass figure. Minimum age: 12
- Field Trips
- NFTE (Business Skills)
Workshops for teens are held weekdays after school and Saturdays. Open Studio Sessions are also available on Saturdays. The program begins with the creative process, which is refined and enhanced as students progress through each stage of the program and learn increasingly challenging glass working arts.
Programs available on school closings:
GlassRoots is open Veterans Day, Columbus Day, Winter Break, Spring Break and for other public school closings for workshops in flameworking and kilnforming. During Winter and Spring Breaks week long camps will also be offered. Register for class in the workshops section.
A minimum of five students is required to run class, so invite classmates and friends to join you for your workshop.
Private Rental of GlassRoots facilities: Information on private rental of the glassblowing, hot casting and kiln facilities at the studio may be arranged by calling the studio at 973-353-9555 or e-mailing us
We cannot emphasize enough just how powerful it is to witness the joy and satisfaction of our students as they complete their very own, perfected glass art creations.