GlassRoots - Newark Glass Arts Center
GlassRoots - Newark Glass Arts Center
GlassRoots - Newark Glass Arts Center
Group Experience

Group Experiences

Bring your group to GlassRoots for a fun, unique and empowering experience creating magical objects out of fire and glass.

Or, we can come to you! GlassRoots offers customized glass art experiences that can be tailored to your group size or interests.

Group Experience

Programs Details

Your youth organization, sports team, birthday party or activity club will learn the basic elements of working creatively with glass. Groups range from 2 to 40 people – ages 9 and up – and run from one hour to all day or several days.

Cost: $25/person minimum; cost varies depending on group size and programming. Scholarships are available for Newark-based groups.

Get inspired! Choose from among these experiences at GlassRoots; mix and match projects to explore the whole studio. GlassRoots will work with you to design a captivating program that fits your group type, size and budget.

Group Experience

Beads, Baubles and Beasts in the Flameworking Studio

Using a high-temperature flame or torch, explore melting and shaping colorful glass rods into one-of-a-kind beads or pendants. Finished projects include wine stoppers, keychains, necklaces, small animal sculptures and more.

Patterns and Pictures in Mosaics

Get your group designing, planning and executing unique art glass designs. You will learn the basics of design layout, cutting glass and grouting. Projects include pictures, decorative frames, seasonal items, coasters and more.

Stained Glass Suncatchers

Forge a connection with the ancient art of stained glass. Create a small suncatcher to catch the light and reflect small rainbows in your home! Your group will learn to cut sheet glass, and use metal foil and flux to solder the frame to create these colorful keepsakes.

Glassblowing in the Hot Shop

Guided by our experienced glassblowers, your group will discover the magic of shaping and forming molten glass into solid objects such as flowers, paperweights, hearts and other fun items to take home.

The Biggest Drip

The Biggest Drip

A different kind of team-building experience! Your group will divide into two smaller groups, each aiming to create the biggest drip of glass. Guided by our trained glassmaking professionals, each participant will learn to extract 2,100-degree molten glass on a long steel rod from a glass-melting furnace. Using heat, gravity, and centrifugal force, each team member will compete to make the longest glass drip.

This memorable, fast-paced, friendly competition stirs cheering and camaraderie amongst your team. Plus, the winners takes home a prize!

For more information contact Lisandra Wieters