Glass Experience

Salem Community College and the Samuel and Jean Jones Glass Education Center host a variety of glass workshops throughout the year. With offerings of a one-day experience to classes consisting of 2-5 days of intensive study, Salem Community College has workshops for both the novice glassmaker and for those with years of experience. If you have questions regarding our glass workshops please contact Kristin Deady at the SCC Glass Center, kdeady@salemcc.edu or 856-351-2234.

Stay up to date on all of our classes, special events, and other happenings at the Salem Community College Glass Education Center by following us on facebook, www.facebook.com/sccgec, and on Instagram, @scc.glass.center.

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Glass Center Open House, Glass Workshops, and Glass Sale!

DATE: Sunday, February 25th, 2024 11:00AM - 4:00PM
COST: FREE admission. Hands-on experiences additional (See description below)

    Salem Community College welcomes the public to the Glass Education Center on Sunday, February 25th, for an Open House Event!

    Admission to the Glass Education Center and the sale is free! The SCC's Glass Club's sale will feature handmade glass items including jewelry, ornaments, picture frames, flowers, vases and more from 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. While visiting the center guests may tour the studio, view our glass collections, and see glassmaking in action. We will also be supporting “Beads of Courage” at February’s event as well! Learn more about this awesome organization and to find out how you can participate below!

    Also on February 25th, the glass center will be running several hands on workshops. No glass experience is necessary, but please note minimum age requirements. Click on the link below for details and registration

    The Glass Education Center is located at Salem Community College, 460 Hollywood Ave., Carneys Point, NJ at parking lot A. 

    Questions? Email kdeady@salemcc.edu or call 856-351-2234.

    Flameworked Glass Bead, 30 minute sessions running every half hour between noon and 4pm, $50.00 per person- Sign up to create a glass bead of your own! 100% of your registration will go to support “Beads of Courage”! Attendees use heat, gravity and simple tools to create a glass bead at the torch that can then be strung onto your own jewelry or craft project. Ages 10 and up. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Fused Glass Night Light*, 1.5 hour session from 12:30pm-2:00pm, or 2:30pm-4:00pm, $65.00 per person - Participants will create their own beautiful fused glass night lights 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.
     
    Hot Glass Paperweight*, 1.5 hour sessions between 12:00pm-1:30pm, or 2:30pm-4pm, $75.00- Participants will create a beautiful glass paperweight from the furnace in our 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.)

    The Glass Education Center is located at Salem Community College, 460 Hollywood Ave., Carneys Point, NJ at parking lot A.

    Questions? Email kdeady@salemcc.edu or call 856-351-2234. 

    “Beads of Courage” is a not-for-profit organization that supports children as they courageously cope with their treatments for cancer and other childhood illnesses. Children are given a bead for each treatment they receive and accumulate them on large strands that make visible their personal journey living with their illness. Learn more at www.beadsofcourage.org. On Sunday, February 25th, the students, faculty, and staff of the SCC Glass Center will be working throughout the day to produce as many beads as possible for these amazing kids!

    How you can participate and support "Beads of Courage" with us on February 25th

    • We encourage all to join us from 11 am to 4 pm to watch and cheer on our students, to learn more about and support this incredible organization, and to tour the glass center!
    • Buy a bead, just like the ones we will be making for "Beads of Courage", created by the glass center staff, faculty, and students! 100% of the proceeds from bead sales will go directly to "Beads of Courage"!
    • Sign up to create a glass bead of your own (register at https://beads4kids.givesmart.com)! 100% of your registration will go towards Beads of Courage! This activity is limited to ages 10 and up.
    • Take part in hands-on activities with Beads of Courage including sponsoring a bead, decorating art cards for kids, and creating your very own Courage Clip!
    • Make a donation to Beads of Courage! Donate the day of the event or donate now using the form at https://beads4kids.givesmart.com.

    Learn More About Childhood Cancer and "Beads of Courage"

    Did you know, that according to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, "cancer is the leading cause of death by disease past infancy for U.S. children". Click on the links below to learn more about childhood cancer.

    • Meet Lulu - Visit https://health.salemcountynj.gov/childhood-cancer-awareness/ to learn about little local superhero Luciana and her family's journey.
    • Learn all about "Beads of Courage" - Visit https://beadsofcourage.org/ to learn about all that this incredible organization does to support kids and families coping with childhood cancer.
    • Learn about childhood cancer treatment programs - Visit https://www.stjude.org/treatment/disease.html?sc_icid=ct-mm-treatment.
    • Support childhood cancer research - Did you know that only 4% of funds raised in the U.S. for cancer research is dedicated to childhood cancer research? Check out https://childrenscancer.org/education/ to learn more about and to support pediatric cancer research.