Do you need to unwind from work; but don’t want to go home?

Swing by GlassRoots @ 10 Bleeker Street Newark NJ every Thursday night until 8pm starting tonight for GlassRoots After Dark.

Flameworking demonstrations and Handmade glass products 40% off

Coffee Cave, Green Chick Pea, Art Kitchen and a few other local businesses will be open to help you kick your weekend off a little bit early.



cmog:

#ThrowbackThursday to an illustration of a glasshouse in 1811 by Hesse from the Neue Jugend-Zeitung. #Glass artists use many of the same tools and techniques to make glass today. #tbt #library http://ift.tt/1qDIVtN

cmog:

#ThrowbackThursday to an illustration of a glasshouse in 1811 by Hesse from the Neue Jugend-Zeitung. #Glass artists use many of the same tools and techniques to make glass today. #tbt #library http://ift.tt/1qDIVtN




Yesterday was our very first outdoor Hot Shop in Military Park! None of this would’ve been possible without the ArtStart grant from the Newark Arts Council. GlassRoots teaching artists Jason and Jennifer built this hotshop, which allowed us to take glass arts to the park! So many people commented that they had never seen glassblowing or flameworking before and because of our branching out were giving everyone the opportunity to experience glassmaking first hand. Several of our Summer Youth Leaders came back as volunteers each sporting their dynamic, creative, fun, spunky  personalities and knowledge of glass to the crowd. James, Katie, Kate, Yazzie, Richard, Ellen and our YLC students (who came back as volunteers) did an amazing job explaining what was happening, doing demos, and making art public! Lets continue to grow GlassRoots in the community 

Our next outdoor Hot Shop at Military Park will be September 23rd from 12-2p



Meet up with the GlassRoots team at Military Park near “Food Carts and Ice Cream” on the corner of Broad Street and Park Place. Were going to do our VERY FIRST outdoor glassblowing demonstration!

Meet up with the GlassRoots team at Military Park near “Food Carts and Ice Cream” on the corner of Broad Street and Park Place. Were going to do our VERY FIRST outdoor glassblowing demonstration!



Check out this comic strip one of our alumni YLC’s created about flameworking! Thank you again Jasmine your’e totally awesome for this one! Who doesn’t love s’more?

Check out this comic strip one of our alumni YLC’s created about flameworking! Thank you again Jasmine your’e totally awesome for this one! Who doesn’t love s’more?




Here’s a glimpse at some of the things  our YLC’s (Youth Leadership Corps) worked on over the summer there’s tons more for you to see and purchase over at the studio. Swing by today and check out some glass gems especially made for you!



Burgers and Brew « La Casa de Don Pedro

fostering self-sufficiency, empowerment and neighborhood revitalization since 1972

We’re all about collaboration here at GlassRoots! And we’re so happy to be collaborating with La Casa de Don Pedro at this fun fundraising event in September! Won’t you join us in West Orange on September 4?


Bike over to GlassRoots; we have a place for you to park now!

Bike over to GlassRoots; we have a place for you to park now!




Tomorrow is our last day with our Youth Leadership Corps and we’re super sad to say goodbye but were extremely glad to have had the opportunity to have worked with them, especially with all their different skill levels. Glass-making was a little bit intimidating at first but they pressed through the challenges that are influenced but not ruled by glass. Were especially glad that each of the YLC’s were able to accomplish some of their goals for learning about glass. Good luck to everyone this school year guys see you again real soon!




We had a fun time with lovely ladies from The Boys and Girls Club today; they were so knowledgeable about glass without having ever taken a glass workshop. We cant wait to work with them again!