When students visit GlassRoots they have the opportunity to visit one, two or three art studios, known as the Flame Shop, the Flat Shop or the Hot Shop. All glass art projects include lessons on basic color and design theory, and introduction to and practice with glass tools. All projects include elements of STEAM and aspects of 21st Century learning, such as teambuilding, time management, problem solving and communication. All programs can be customized to include the NJ Common Core state standards and can include a planning session with our Program Director to connect our glass artwork to a school’s academic curriculum.
Glass Bead Making:
While learning basic knowledge of flameworking in the Flame Shop, vocabulary such as mandrel, torch and viscosity, students will create beads that they can transform into a piece of jewelry that they can take home that day. Students will learn basic design concepts and jewelry making techniques such as color theory, composition, and wire wrapping.