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NJHS, GlassRoots, and The Newark Museum offer Glass Bead Making Workshop for Adults

2003-10-14

It might look like a plain ‘ol bauble, but with a little love, imagination and some serious heat, glass beads can turn an aquarium into a brilliant prism, a simple flower arrangement into a dazzling display of color and light or a simple strand into a work of art.

The New Jersey Historical Society is teaming with GlassRoots, Inc., a multi-dimensional arts program, and The Newark Museum to offer beginner and intermediate-level adult students the opportunity to create their own works of art during a two-day Glass Bead Making Workshop to be held on November 8th and 15th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $125 for registration and materials. Registration and prepayment are required by Wednesday, October 29, 2002.

The workshop draws upon New Jersey’s long and distinguished tradition in the glass industry and features examples of works from some of New Jersey’s finest historic glassmakers such as Wheaton Glass Co., Salem Glassworks, Whital Tatum and Co., and more.

Participants will visit the Historical Society at 52 Park Place and The Newark Museum at 49 Washington Street to explore their collections of fine glass artifacts before heading over to the GlassRoots studio at 10 Bleeker Street to learn how to make their own beads. The hands-on sessions will focus on shaping, using heat, applying decorations, and working with the natural properties of glass.

For more information, please call the Education Department at (973) 596-8500, ext. 234.

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