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The Ultimate Field Trip

Meet: Artist Gary Rosenthal.  Tour: Gary's art studio.  See:  How menorot, dreidels, Sabbath candlesticks, and more are made.  Create:  Your own custom Jewish keepsake from fused glass and welded metals.

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A perfect out of the classroom learning experience that you and your students will both love!

What's included: Gary will start the activity with a discussion in his gallery about how he got started sculpting and a bit of history behind his art and business. Light refreshments will be available. From there he will lead a tour of the two floors of his art studio, demonstrating the various processes behind making his art. The tour will be interactive as students cut, bend and assemble metal parts in a design they choose and then they can even look on while a studio artist welds the pieces together with a torch. The sparks will fly!

The final piece will be a star keepsake in a similar style to the one shown the photo above. They can then assemble glass mosaic pieces that will later be fused and affixed onto the star to create a finished work to be delivered or picked up at a later date.

Cost: $30 per student for keepsake without glass. $40 per student for keepsake with glass.

Participants: We can accomodate groups a minimum of 12 up to 30 students (8 years old or older) along with 1-5 chaperones. There is no cost for chaperones unless they would like to create a finished keepsake as well.

Time Required: The activity will take approximately two hours.

Availability: A field trip may be scheduled on Sundays with four week's notice, contingent on Gary's availability.

More Photos: Our first class to participate, from Am Kolel, had a wonderful time and our photographer was on hand to capture the entire day. See all the photos in this Facebook album!

Special Opportunities

Make a Menorah: During November and December, students will have the option of making a Menorah for an additional $10.

Regular Hiddur Mitzvah Pieces: While at the studio students may make and purchase any of our standard Hiddur Mitzvah Project items as well.

Make a Menorah for the President - Date to be determined: During a day of activities, in addition to creating their own keepsakes, for no additional fee, students may participate in putting together the glass that will adorn a menorah to later be given to the President.


Contact us for more information and to schedule a field trip!