HOME SCHOOL DAYS: Glass and Science Extravaganza!
It’s never too early for a class trip! Plan an adventure to GlassRoots for an educational and artistic experience with other home school students that you’ll remember for a life time.
Check out these dates for the classes we already have scheduled and register your students today! Home school groups welcome, too!
(Click the titles to find out more about each workshop.)

- “Experience Glass” October 3rd (10am - 1pm)- “On The Surface” November 17th (10am -12pm)- “Hotshop Explorers!” October 17th (10am -1pm)

HOME SCHOOL DAYS: Glass and Science Extravaganza!

It’s never too early for a class trip! Plan an adventure to GlassRoots for an educational and artistic experience with other home school students that you’ll remember for a life time.

Check out these dates for the classes we already have scheduled and register your students today! Home school groups welcome, too!

(Click the titles to find out more about each workshop.)

- Experience Glass” October 3rd (10am - 1pm)
- On The Surface” November 17th (10am -12pm)
- Hotshop Explorers!” October 17th (10am -1pm)




Have you seen the new New Jersey Tourism ad yet? Press play to see GlassRoots hard at work along with other awesome organizations in New Jersey!

#GlassRoots #GrowOurCommunity

(Source: visitnj.org)



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Artist of the Week: Marty Kremer
Glass has been a medium of expression for me for more than 30 years. I began as a stained glass enthusiast, but glass art gradually took over, evolving from a hobby to a full-time obsession.
Over the years my work has included Japanese-style art glass lamps, elegant jewelry boxes and decorative hanging panels. More recently I have concentrated on creating fused glass vessels of stunning form, color, and texture. My newest work involves sculptures of various sizes inspires by sources such as Japanese architecture, sculpture Richard Serra, and glass maestro Lino Tagliapietra. I am influenced primarily by texture and pattern from many sources including Native-American fabrics, Italian masonry, classic American quilts, and wood marquetry.

His current work includes large sculptures, which have been featured in museum and gallery shows, and a wide range of glass bowls and platters, which are shown at galleries internationally. He has studied blown and fused glass at the Penland School of Crafts, Urban Glass and The Studio.

Artist of the Week: Marty Kremer

Glass has been a medium of expression for me for more than 30 years. I began as a stained glass enthusiast, but glass art gradually took over, evolving from a hobby to a full-time obsession.

Over the years my work has included Japanese-style art glass lamps, elegant jewelry boxes and decorative hanging panels. More recently I have concentrated on creating fused glass vessels of stunning form, color, and texture. My newest work involves sculptures of various sizes inspires by sources such as Japanese architecture, sculpture Richard Serra, and glass maestro Lino Tagliapietra. I am influenced primarily by texture and pattern from many sources including Native-American fabrics, Italian masonry, classic American quilts, and wood marquetry.

His current work includes large sculptures, which have been featured in museum and gallery shows, and a wide range of glass bowls and platters, which are shown at galleries internationally. He has studied blown and fused glass at the Penland School of Crafts, Urban Glass and The Studio.



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Haven&#8217;t you always wanted a unique wall piece to hang above the mantle? There is nothing more unique than a piece you&#8217;ve made yourself. Take this workshop with only nine other students of mixed glass experience to achieve your very own 4 square glass tile wall piece with visiting artist and former Steuben Glass Artist; Taf Schaefer.
Click the IMAGE to claim your seat today!

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Haven’t you always wanted a unique wall piece to hang above the mantle? There is nothing more unique than a piece you’ve made yourself. Take this workshop with only nine other students of mixed glass experience to achieve your very own 4 square glass tile wall piece with visiting artist and former Steuben Glass Artist; Taf Schaefer.

Click the IMAGE to claim your seat today!





HOME SCHOOL DAYS: Glass and Science Extravaganza!
It&#8217;s never too early for a class trip! Plan an adventure to GlassRoots for an educational and artistic experience with other home school students that you&#8217;ll remember for a life time.
Check out these dates for the classes we already have scheduled and register your students today! Home school groups welcome, too!
Experience Glass; October 3rd (10am-1pm)
Experience Glass is a one day class that introduces students to glass and the variety of techniques for shaping and controlling it to produce two and three-dimensional forms. Students will learn how to make beads, fuse a tile, slump a dish and blow a bubble by moving through the flame, flat and hot shops. This workshop is available to students ages 10 and up. No experience required!
On The Surface; November 17th (10am-12pm)
Make your own glass beads in this flame-working course. The basics will be re-viewed and we will really delve into the techniques to distinguish your work from all the rest. Explore how to make dots, stringers, raking and how to use color reactions to your advantage. This workshop is available to students ages 10 and up. No experience required!
Hotshop Explorers!; October 17th (10am-1pm)
Bring your budding artist or scientist to the GlassRoots Hotshop, where they will explore the science, art and function behind blown glass. In this introductory workshop, students will learn basic techniques to control and create small glassworks, as well as the science behind glass and glass color. This workshop is available to students age 14 and up. No experience required!

HOME SCHOOL DAYS: Glass and Science Extravaganza!

It’s never too early for a class trip! Plan an adventure to GlassRoots for an educational and artistic experience with other home school students that you’ll remember for a life time.

Check out these dates for the classes we already have scheduled and register your students today! Home school groups welcome, too!

Experience Glass; October 3rd (10am-1pm)

Experience Glass is a one day class that introduces students to glass and the variety of techniques for shaping and controlling it to produce two and three-dimensional forms. Students will learn how to make beads, fuse a tile, slump a dish and blow a bubble by moving through the flame, flat and hot shops. This workshop is available to students ages 10 and up. No experience required!

On The Surface; November 17th (10am-12pm)

Make your own glass beads in this flame-working course. The basics will be re-viewed and we will really delve into the techniques to distinguish your work from all the rest. Explore how to make dots, stringers, raking and how to use color reactions to your advantage. This workshop is available to students ages 10 and up. No experience required!

Hotshop Explorers!; October 17th (10am-1pm)

Bring your budding artist or scientist to the GlassRoots Hotshop, where they will explore the science, art and function behind blown glass. In this introductory workshop, students will learn basic techniques to control and create small glassworks, as well as the science behind glass and glass color. This workshop is available to students age 14 and up. No experience required!



We’re planning a fabulous evening - at the new Panasonic World Headquarters in Newark NJ. The special event on Tuesday, October 7th from 6-9pm, to be held at Panasonic Corporation of North America in Newark, NJ, is the largest fundraising event for the organization each year, and showcases the mission of the organization by offering demonstrations, student remarks, and an auction of glass art created by professionals as well as students in its programs.
For information on how you can join us for the Annual Gala click here.
The image above is a preview of the art that will be up for grabs during the event.
Jon Chapman (&#8220;Gear&#8221;, Casted glass)
Jon Chapman studied glass at the School for American Crafts at Rochester Institute of Technology and Sir Fleming College - Halliburton School of the Arts in Ontario, Canada. He has taught in Japan, Ireland and Canada, in addition to studio across the United States.

We’re planning a fabulous evening - at the new Panasonic World Headquarters in Newark NJ. The special event on Tuesday, October 7th from 6-9pm, to be held at Panasonic Corporation of North America in Newark, NJ, is the largest fundraising event for the organization each year, and showcases the mission of the organization by offering demonstrations, student remarks, and an auction of glass art created by professionals as well as students in its programs.

For information on how you can join us for the Annual Gala click here.

The image above is a preview of the art that will be up for grabs during the event.

Jon Chapman (“Gear”, Casted glass)

Jon Chapman studied glass at the School for American Crafts at Rochester Institute of Technology and Sir Fleming College - Halliburton School of the Arts in Ontario, Canada. He has taught in Japan, Ireland and Canada, in addition to studio across the United States.



WE DID IT!

You - us - we raised over $15000 in our Indiegogo campaign which ended at midnight on Friday! In addition to the monies raised on line, several generous donations came in directly to our office. 

You’ve helped GlassRoots through a challenging time - and these funds will enable us to ensure the safest environment for our students and staff. 

With enormous thanks,

The Board and Staff of GlassRoots



Join us for our FREE 2014 Teacher Open Houses 
@ 10 Bleeker Street Newark NJ 07102
Monday, September 22nd or Thursday, October 16th from 4:00pm - 5:30pm
RSVP by calling 973&#160;353&#160;9555 or emailing jpollack@glassroots.org
Earn 1.5 hours of professional development credit hours
Try your hand at melting glass to create beads on a torch heated to 2000 degrees
Find out about our exciting classes and workshops in flameworking, kilnforming, glassblowing, mosaics, glass casting, jewelry design &amp; sandblasting
Hear about our entrepreneurial programs for high school students
First FIVE educators to RSVP &amp; schedule school visit after event get 10% off!

Light refreshments and door prizes for all educators in attendance!

Join us for our FREE 2014 Teacher Open Houses 

@ 10 Bleeker Street Newark NJ 07102

Monday, September 22nd or Thursday, October 16th from 4:00pm - 5:30pm

RSVP by calling 973 353 9555 or emailing jpollack@glassroots.org

  • Earn 1.5 hours of professional development credit hours
  • Try your hand at melting glass to create beads on a torch heated to 2000 degrees
  • Find out about our exciting classes and workshops in flameworking, kilnforming, glassblowing, mosaics, glass casting, jewelry design & sandblasting
  • Hear about our entrepreneurial programs for high school students

First FIVE educators to RSVP & schedule school visit after event get 10% off!

Light refreshments and door prizes for all educators in attendance!