Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass
Blenko Glass is a West Virginia treasure that spans generations. Nothing symbolizes the state of West Virginia better or more beautifully than Blenko Glass. We will discuss current and former craftsmen and designers and how important it is that Blenko and West Virginia glass be appreciated and valued by the younger generation.
Friday, April 17, 2009
FYI - Upcoming Glass Events
Perhaps for a long weekend trip?
Upcoming Events and Workshops at GlassRoots
GlassRoots is pleased to provide even more opportunities for you to learn glassblowing and kilnformed glass, flameworking and casting. New offerings include the paperweight workshop as well as Mosaic Madness. Find your passion, your artistic talent as you work in a dynamic environment where glass meets fire, where inspiration becomes reality.
Our studio is located at 10 Bleeker Street, Newark, NJ 07102.
Parking is available across the street from the studio.
Classes and Workshops
Glassblowing I May 7 - June 11 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Through demonstrations and hands-on work this glassblowing class will familiarize participants with basic hot glass techniques. $465.
May 7, 8 and June 6, 7 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
This two day intensive class offers participants the opportunity to check out the glassblowing experience. $320.
May 16 and June 27 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Glassblowing Saturdays offer participants a hands-on opportunity to check out the glassblowing experience before committing to a weekend or longer class. $85
May 30 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Participants of this multidisciplinary workshop will learn how to create sculptural elements out of glass in the lampworking studio. The students will bring their glass art into the hotshop to create a paperweight. $180.
May 30 and June 13 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
In this lively and intensive hands-on workshop mosaic design and composition will be presented. $75 per adult, $55 per child.
April 23 - June 11 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
This longer format class introduces the art of glass beadmaking. Basic and intermediate techniques will be demonstrated and discussed. $375.
Open Studio Beadmaking
Every Saturday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
This Saturday workshop gives an introduction to beadmaking. $25 - kids,
$30 - students, $45 - adults * Call by the prior Thursday to sign up!
For summer youth programs, please contact GlassRoots for more details.
Branch Brook Park Cherry Blossom Festival
April 19 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Come visit GlassRoots under the cherry trees at Branch Brook Park. More cherry trees than Washington D.C.? Yes, that is true. Here is an opportunity to learn more about GlassRoots, watch our young glass artists do flameworking, and purchase unique glass objects. FREE.
Rutgers Day in New Brunswick
April 26 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Here is another opportunity to visit GlassRoots and watch beadmaking demonstrations at Rutgers Day in New Brunswick. This is just one of many programs associated with Rutgers – Newark. Come join the fun. FREE.
NFTE Business Plan Competition
April 30 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Meet GlassRoots artists/entrepreneurs and their arts. Join in watching GlassRoots students participate in a business plan competition as part of a partnership with the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship. Immediately following the competition, stay for our student Trade Fair and Exhibition where you will have an opportunity to view and purchase unique glass art. FREE.
Mothers Day Sale and Open House
May 6, 7, 8 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Here is a chance to purchase unique jewelry, glass mosaics, coasters, sun catchers, bowls and vases and other elegant glass objects. FREE
Please call 973.353.5961 to register for a class or learn more about GlassRoots.
Our summer course catalog is available; please call Shani Schwab for more details.
We look forward to seeing you!