GLASS! Smash, Crackle & Pop

August 15 - August 19, 2022

GLASS! Smash, Crackle & Pop


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $275
Material Fee: $65

Focusing on themes in nature, students will create and decorate using various flat glass techniques. With projects such as mosaic decoration, fusing in the kiln, and using recycled glass, everyone will walk away with a series of functional and decorative pieces.

This workshop runs from 9:00am to 3:00pm each day.


Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Ages 10-12, Youth



James Blake

First Introduced to Glass in 2009, James Blake was the Flat-shop instructor for 8 years at the Non-Profit studio GlassRoots, located in Newark ,NJ. He uses an interdisciplinary approach with ceramics, drawing/ painting, glass, and metals to create his own work focused mostly on the interaction of form and function. James has worked and studied with many craft organizations including Pilchuck glass school, Pittsburgh Glass center, Penland School of Crafts, and Urban Glass (Brooklyn ,NY), and Peters Valley School of Craft. He now works mainly out of his home studio in West Orange, NJ.

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