At the Hot Shop, everything is hands-on. Gathering molten glass, blowing and shaping it, even applauding when each piece of art is completed -- the Soldiers who are students there take part in it all.
"It definitely builds your confidence a lot by glass blowing, especially if you just go in the Hot Shop and you watch the glass blowers. You watch all these famous artists create something, and then you get down there and you're doing it; you're like, 'Oh my gosh, I'm doing this too,'" said Staff Sgt. Jennifer Cox, a platoon sergeant.