GlassRoots - Newark Glass Arts Center
GlassRoots - Newark Glass Arts Center
GlassRoots - Newark Glass Arts Center
Glassblowing Apprentice Program

NextGen: Glassblowing Apprentice Program

NextGen: Glassblowing Apprentice Program provides intensive training for youth ages 16-22 who want to learn the ancient art of manipulating molten glass. 

Apprentices work alongside professional glassblowers in the renowned GlassRoots Hot Shop and gain unparalleled hands-on experience.

 

Glassblowing Apprentice Program

This course will teach students how to:

  • Extract 2,100-degree molten glass from the furnace
  • Apply color to glass
  • Use molds
  • Sculpt glass freehand
  • Master glass finishing techniques

Students will mold the glass into utilitarian objects including drinking glasses and plates, and seasonal novelties such as pumpkins, holiday ornaments and flowers.

By working with glass, apprentices will also learn:

  • Teamwork
  • Problem-solving
  • Product design skills
  • Creative business entrepreneurship skills
  • Sales, marketing, and fulfillment skills

Program Details

This apprenticeship may fulfill an academic service learning or community service requirement. Preference will be given to BIPOC-identifying youth living in Newark. Limited to 8 students per semester. Registration required.

Fall Semester

Program Dates: Tuesdays, September 17 – December 17, 2024

Time: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Deadline: Applications Open Summer 2024

Cost: Pay what you can; no one will be turned away if unable to pay.

For more information and to schedule a private lesson, contact Lisandra Wieters