Crash Glass Workshops for You and Your Students
Artist Teacher Institute (aTi) alums and David Brearley Middle/High School teachers Janice Marsili and Cindy Perez conducted a Crash Glass Professional Development Workshop at AENJ’s October 4th Conference in New Brunswick, NJ. “Cindy and I really enjoyed working with all of the teachers,” said Marsili.
The crash glass frames started at David Brearley last year after the school welcomed Jackie Stack Lagakos as a visiting artist which sparked funding for their 68′ mosaic wall project. “It was very tough for the kids and us to master the technique in just two afternoon sessions,” said Marsili. The first frames produced were not good enough to sell but “the process got easier and a core group of students emerged who just loved doing it,” Marsili added. Once the students mastered the frame making process, the business class divided into “apprentice-like” teams to market and sell the frames. Over 300 frames were sold for $15 each!
The frames have become very popular among New Jersey artist, teachers and their students. To learn more about bringing this crash glass project to your school, contact:
Dena Malarek, Director of Special Populations and NYC Programs
Michele Renaud, Manager of NJ Programs/ Artist Teacher Institute
(201) 567 – 1766 ext. 114
Posted on November 10, 2011, in Conference, Professional Development, Special Events, Teaching Artists and tagged AENJ, Crash Glass, David Brearley Middle/High, Professional Development Workshop. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.