When students come to GlassRoots for a field trip they have the opportunity to visit one, two or three studios, known as the Flame Shop, the Flat Shop or the Hot Shop, for hands-on lessons in glass-art making. All glass art projects include an introduction to and practice with glass tools, as well as lessons in basic color and design theory.
Lessons will also incorporate relevant STEAM principles (STEM + art), historical context, and multiple opportunities to practice aspects of 21st Century learning such as teambuilding, problem solving, time management and communication. Field trips are available for students grades 5 and up. Program fees are sliding scale, based on program length and ability to pay.
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.