Thank You!
We had so much fun yesterday at the Winter Open House. Thank you to everyone that visited, shopped and made some awesome holiday glass art with us.
Smooth Tunes and Low Lights
"Fri-Date" Nights in the Hot Shop
December 13, 20 and 27
Scheduling between 5 and 9pm
Couples will spend 30 minutes with an experienced instructor designing and making their own glass ornaments out of molten (2000 degree F) glass. Participants get to pick colors, designs, melt and blow glass. Light refreshments, smooth tunes and low lights will all be served. 
New Warm Shop Guidelines
The Warm Shop has adopted guidelines for the overall continued enjoyment for everyone. Please take a moment to read them by clicking here.
# GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. This year #GivingTuesday is on Tuesday, December 3.

Donate today (you don't have to wait until the 3rd) and help inspire people of all ages to discover the wonder of glass art.
Hot Shop News
Sonoran Glass School wants to thank the  Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass  for being the Title Sponsor for the Hot Shop’s Visiting Artists Series. The Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to further the development and appreciation of art made from glass.
We would also like to thank the  Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona  for supporting the free public lectures and demonstrations associated with this series. The foundation’s mission is to advance artistic expression, civic participation, and equitable economic growth of our diverse community by supporting, promoting, and advocating for arts and culture in our region.

Bronwen Heilman, SGS Flame Shop Director in Print
Read the article about Brownwen and her art in the November / December 2019 issue of Glass Art magazine. It is titled, Hot Glass Studio Profile - Bronwen Heilman , by Vicki Schneider. There is a copy in the office so stop by and check it out.
Flame Shop Master Class and Lecture
Pushing the Boundaries with Enameled Copper Jewelry and Glass
Creating an Enamel and Glass Adjustable Ring
Instructor: Kathryn Guler
Lecture: Friday, December 6, 6-7:30pm, Free and Open to the Public
Saturday and Sunday, December 7 & 8, 10am-5pm
You will learn to transform hand-made cabochons and enameled copper into one-of-a-kind, wearable art, adjustable rings. Make cabochons on day one. You will also learn techniques in metal preparation and fabrication for enameling. More info...

Warm Shop Advanced Class
Mastering Your Morton Skills
Instructor Jennifer Walkovich
Saturday, January 25, 10am-5pm
Sharpen your glass cutting skills! The Morton Portable Glass Shop (MPGS) will be featured in this class. More info...

Philabaum Gallery Holiday Open House
December 6 & 7, 10am-5pm
711 South 6th Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701, 520-884-7404
The gallery will have ornaments, jewelry, menorahs and unique gifts.
SGS February Events are Right Around the Corner!

Sonoran Glass Art Show
Wednesday-Friday, February 5-7 10am-6pm
Saturday, February 8, 10am-8pm
Sunday, February 9, 10am-2pm

Flame Off
Saturday, February 8, 4-9:30pm

Bead Symposium
Wednesday, February 5, 7-9pm
Support Sonoran Glass School and have the chance to win a brand NEW 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit! Tickets are $25 or 5 for $100. Second prize is two first-class, round-trip airline tickets to anywhere in the world (some restrictions apply). Third prize is $5,000 in cash!

Purchase online or come by the school today to buy yours!
Student Artist of the Month: Riam Griswold

Q) How did you get started in glass?  
A) In November 2018, I did a Make-Your-Own experience as a birthday present. This year, I signed up for and took the fall semester beginners' glassblowing class, September to November.

Q) Why did you become interested in blown glass? 
A) I've always been fascinated with working with glass and wanted to try it. I love the way it looks and moves while molten, and the process of transforming it into a beautiful and useful object seems almost like magic.

Q) What is your favorite part about working with glass? 
A) I still love the way molten glass looks and moves and its transformation! I love interacting with it as it shifts in solidity and color, as well as the challenging precision required to make it turn out right.
Featured December Classes
Many more torchworking, kiln-fusing, and glassblowing classes are listed on our website.
Flame Shop - Holiday Themed Pendants / Ornaments Dec. 15, 10am-2pm
Join Chris Moreno as he walks you through how to create fun holiday themed pendants. These pendants can also be used as fun ornaments or table decorations. More info...
Warm Shop - Intro to Fusing, Dec. 7 and 14
Come learn the beginning steps into fusing! Students can expect to go in depth on the basic knowledge, skills, and techniques needed to work with fused glass. More info...
Hot Shop - Novice Series: Original Ornaments
Amaze your friends and family by making your own unique glass ornaments. Learn how to use color to create fun designs within molten glass. More info...
Where to See Us...
Sonoran Glass School will soon be offering weekly classes at Catalyst at the Tucson Mall. Learn more by clicking here.
Paul Anders-Stout, SGS Hot Shop Director has been invited to be the featured artist at Circle 6 “Hot Glass/Cold Beer”
December 6, 6-9pm
Circle 6,  2040 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix
Paul will be demonstrating and mingling with the Phoenix glassblowers. He plans on revisiting his “Mesa” series which draws its inspiration from desert landscapes and is made using a large mold built out of a trashcan.
Sonoran Glass School, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization, exists because of donations, public grants and private support. Our glass community is dedicated to fostering glass as an exciting
and thriving visual arts medium in Tucson. Proceeds from our classes, membership dues, gallery sales, and events support the education and advancement of glass art and glass artists in Southern Arizona.