College to offer glass workshops

Salem Community College is offering a variety of glass workshops this summer, several which are open to teens and those with no previous glass experience.  Workshops take place in SCC’s state-of-the-art Glass Education Center in Alloway.  Unless otherwise noted, workshops are open to beginners. 


“Flameworked Glass Beads-Beginner” will run Monday, June 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Students learn the basics of working with a glass torch while making beads.  The workshop includes creating swirls and flowers.  The workshop costs $125.


“Flameworked Glass Beads-Advanced Techniques” -- which takes place Tuesday, June 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. -- covers complex bead forms such as hollow construction, sculptural forms and murrini cane application.  Some experience is necessary.  Cost is $125. 


“Drawing with Stringers” runs Wednesday, June 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Students explore a variety of techniques to improve their use of stringers in pieces.  Some experience is necessary.  Cost is $125.


Next is “Signature Murrini Cane” on Thursday, June 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Participants make a customized glass murrini cane with their initials.  Experience is necessary.  The workshop costs $125.


“Glass Bead Part 1: Basic Techniques” runs Wednesday-Friday, July 17-19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Designed for students 14 and over, the workshop teaches participants to fabricate glass beads. A variety of shaping and surface embellishments will be covered, including dots, lines, swirls and flowers. No experience is necessary.  The three-day workshop costs $375.


“Glass Beads Part 2: Sculptural Beads,” also for students 14 and over, explores complex bead forms. Some experience is necessary.  It takes place Wednesday-Friday, July 24-26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and costs $375.


Last is “Flameworked Miniatures” which teaches students how to create detailed, miniature glass sculptures and objects.  This may be of interest to artists and hobbyists working in miniature scale, such as dollhouses and train sets.  It takes place Wednesday and Thursday, July 31 and August 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; cost is $250.


To register or for more information, call (856) 351-2651.