Salem Community College welcomes the public to its first open house at the new Samuel and Jean Jones Glass Education Center on Sunday, Oct. 20. The Center is located behind Lot A on the northern end of SCC's campus, 460 Hollywood Ave., Carneys Point.
The SCC Glass Club's fall sale will feature handmade glass including pumpkins, flowers, jewelry, vases and paperweights from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. While visiting, guests may tour the new facility.
The Glass Education Center will also run three hands-on workshops on October 20:
• Fused Halloween Decorations*, 1.5-hour session from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., or 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., $40 per person. Create a Halloween-inspired window decoration! Participants will create their fused glass window ornaments by layering pieces of flat glass and enamels and heating them in a kiln. Ages 4 and up. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
• Flameworked Halloween Pendants and Stir Sticks, 3-hour session from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., $55 per person. Attendees use heat, gravity and simple tools to create a glass pendants and themed stir sticks at the torch. Ages 10 and up. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
• Blown Glass Pumpkins*, 1.5-hour sessions between 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., or 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., $75. Participants will create a glass pumpkin from the glass furnace in the glassblowing studio. Ages 14 and up. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
*Due to the process, items will need to be picked up at a later date, or can be shipped for an additional fee.
Register for a workshop at www.salemcc.edu/glass/workshops. For more information, contact Kristin Deady at 856.351.2234 or firstname.lastname@example.org.