Dear GlassRoots Friends,
We miss you! We do hope that this note finds you healthy and well. We are determined to stay connected to each other and to each of you. At this time, we've been able to keep all of our staff employed, either working from home or singly in our studios. It is our plan to keep going, right through this crisis ... and while we're physically distancing, we're staying socially connected.
For a facility-dependent organization, it took us most of last week to organize ourselves to find ways to continue to engage with you around our work, living our mission, through glass. With such a tactile medium, we have had to stretch our creativity, and are delighted to roll out our first week of virtual programming. Our programming will include live demos, lectures, challenges, movie nights, even special product sales. We have some great surprises in store.
We'll be doing direct outreach to our students, but want to invite everyone in our extended community to join in, perhaps trying something new with you during this unusual time. Educators are invited to share our schedule with their students.
We will send out a regular communication with a full week's schedule each Sunday, and encourage you to join us on social media for reminders and more information. Stay connected - links to our social media sites are at the bottom of this email.
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Week 1: 3/24/2020 - 3/27/2020 Our Theme: Women's Her-story!
As we close out Women's History Month, each of our projects will connect to this central theme. Please watch our social media sites for related posts and opportunities to engage. Please note, all times listed are Eastern Standard Time.
Tuesday, March 24
Join Tiffany on Instagram Live at 11:30 am. What are Nipper Trimmer Pliers or Wheeled Nipper Pliers? Find out as Tiffany leads you through the creation of a glass mosaic, with a Women's History Month theme!
You Design It, We Make It!
Amazing Amira will open up a live poll on Instagram at 11:30 am on Tuesday so you can vote on a product to be made in our studio. Yes, your vote counts! Vote before 3:00 pm - then visit our social media sites on Wednesday to see the results.
Wednesday, March 25
You Design It, We Make It! Reveal
How did Amira do? Look at our Instagram and Facebook for the final product!
Make It At Home Challenge
Join Kate at 11:30 am as she introduces our weekly "Make It at Home Challenge", this week inspired by a Woman Artist. Via Instagram Live, Kate will introduce you to an item made in our studios and explore ways you can make it at home. Once you do, take a photo and tag it #glassrootsinc #madeathomechallenge. Stretch your creativity! We'll share all of the great results!
Thursday, March 26
Women and Craft Entrepreneurship
Get inspired and learn something new ... via Instagram Live at 11:30 am, Ellen will introduce you to a fascinating woman entrepreneur. Who do you think it will be?
Friday, March 27
Join us live at 11:30 am on our Facebook page as Kate guides you through a flameworking demonstration. This interactive experience invites you to ask questions and make comments during the demo. Art, science, design ... yes! Get out your sunglasses, because the flame will be bright as Kate manipulates glass in a flame and shapes the softened glass into unique glass beads or other items.