GlassRoots offers a variety of beginner, intermediate and advanced lessons in glass-art across three studios; The Flat Shop,The Flame Shop and The Hot Shop (Glassblowing).
Classes are designed for all skill levels, beginner to advanced, ages 10 and up, unless noted otherwise.
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FLAT SHOP In this studio, glassware is created by setting small colored pieces of glass into a design or pattern, which are then bonded together using cement grout, for mosaics, or fused together in a kiln (oven). Various shapes are achieved by slumping the glass into or over a mold.
Mosaic Portraits: Sip and Tile Friday, July 6 6:30 - 9:30 pm / $85 Join this fun loving group and create a mosaic portrait in tile while enjoying a tasty beverage.
Mosaic Animals Thursday, July 19 2:00 - 5:00 pm / $60 Create a stunning animal portrait in mosaic.
Picnic Plattter Saturday, July 21 1:00 – 4:00 pm / $85 Create your own serving tray, candleholder or dish in this kilnforming workshop.
Suncatcher for Kids Saturday, July 28 10:00 am – 2:00 pm / $35 Create a unique design and learn to use the tools of glass kilnforming.
Kilnforming Sunday Sunday, August 12 1:00 – 4:00 pm / $85 An introduction to the kilnforming process of fusing glass.
Mosaic House Numbers Saturday, August 18 10:00 am - 12:00 pm / $50 Create a unique statement piece for your home or apartment.
Mosaic Techniques / Ages 12 and up *Intermediate level, prior experience required Thursday, August 23 12:00 - 3:00 pm / $60 Learn a variety of advanced techniques and styles in mosaics. Get ready to up your game!
FLAME SHOP In this studio, glassware is created by melting thin rods of colored glass over a gas-oxygen torch. Small tools are used to shape and form the glass into varying shapes, including glass beads for creating jewelry. This method is referred to as “flamework,” “lampwork,” or “torchwork”.
Glass After Dark “Hot Stuff” Thursday, June 28 6:00 – 9:00 pm / $55 Enjoy a unique night out, meet new people and try your hand at melting glass.
Stir It Up Saturday, July 7 10:00 am – 11:30 am / $25 Create glass drink stirrers by melting glass rods over a torch.
Glass After Dark: Frit Happens Friday, August 4 6:00 – 7:30 pm / $25 Learn to create one of a kind glass beads using crushed glass powders, commonly known as frit.
HOT SHOP CLASSES (GLASSBLOWING) In this studio, art and functional glassware is created by blowing air through a tube or pipe to manipulate and shape molten glass. Glassblowing classes are for participants ages 14 and up. Required skill level is noted for each class.
Glassblowing Sunday / Beginner level Sunday, July 8 SOLD OUT
Glassblowing Saturday / Beginner level Saturday, July 21 SOLD OUT
Glassblowing I / Beginner Level This is a four week class. *No class on July 4 or July 18. Wednesday, June 27, July 11 & 25 and Aug 3 6:00 - 9:00 pm / $340 This workshop is designed to offer participants the opportunity to explore glassblowing techniques in depth, and to develop both individual and team skills in the Hot Shop.