GlassRoots - Newark Glass Arts Center
GlassRoots - Newark Glass Arts Center
GlassRoots - Newark Glass Arts Center
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NYTimes: When the Prescription is for a Dance Class, not a Pill

NYTimes: When the Prescription is for a Dance Class, not a Pill

May 30, 2024
Courtney Pridgen, 50, at GlassRoots, a glass art center in Newark. Ms. Pridgen used to rarely leave her home. Then an arts prescription program introduced her to activities like glassblowing, at no cost. “I forgot about everything that was going on with me that day,” Ms. Pridgen said. “As soon as we stepped in there, that was all gone.”

School GlassRoots Will Move to New Location in Downtown Newark

Glass-Making School GlassRoots Will Move to New Location in Downtown Newark

May 16, 2024
Darnell Durham, 17, stares down the barrel of a table-mounted torch as it throws off a spectacular blue, orange, and yellow flame as hot as molten lava. In his right hand is a glass rod that melts under the intense heat and with a steel mandrel in his left hand, he collects the liquified goo until it forms a bead.

Mothers Day Event-2024

31 Ways To Celebrate Mother’s Day In New Jersey 2024

May 9, 2024

Glassblowing at GlassRoots Art Center
GlassRoots: Newark Glass Art Center, is thrilled to bring back our popular Mother’s Day glassblowing classes this spring. Learn how to blow glass with one of our experienced Teaching Artists and celebrate the mother in your life in a truly unique way: create an original glass art Mother’s Day gift or join mom in our magical Hot Shop to escape the hustle and bustle while learning how to shape molten glass into hearts, flowers and more.

Stained Glass

A Trip to GlassRoots in Newark, a Non-Profit Glass Art Studio

April 28, 2024

Taking up a new hobby is something that can be fun and exciting. GlassRoots Newark Glass Art Center, located at 10 Bleeker Street, has been giving locals the opportunity to learn new skills in the glass-making world for over two decades. The Montclair Girl recently had a chance to explore the space, chat with members of the GlassRoots Team, and take a stained glass suncatcher class. We chatted with Executive Director Carol Losos and Director of Programs Michelle Knox to learn more about the organization, its work, and the programming provided here.

Newark Nonprofit Forges Bright Futures For Youth With Fire And Glass

Newark Nonprofit Forges Bright Futures For Youth With Fire And Glass

April 23, 2024
GlassRoots, a nonprofit based in Essex County, has been empowering local teens by teaching them a unique skill: the art of blowing glass. For more than two decades, GlassRoots, a nonprofit based in Newark, has been empowering youth by teaching them glassmaking skills through outreach programs, field trips and art classes.

GlassRoots is moving to Teachers Village in Newark

GlassRoots moving to Teachers Village in 2025, enabling it to expand its efforts

March 13 , 2024
GlassRoots, a nonprofit glass art institution in Newark, announced recently that it is moving in 2025 to Teachers Village, where it will operate in a state-of-the-art facility that is double the size of its current location, allowing it to serve as anchor for the city’s arts and education district.

Finding Your Hobby-Glass Arts

The Brian Lehrer Show – Finding Your Hobby: Glass Arts

March 4 , 2024
In this membership-drive mini-series, we get to know about hobbies and building skills and finding communities for fun. Today, Richard Paz, teaching artist at GlassRoots in Newark, shares his passion for glass flameworking.