SiNaCa Studios School of Glass and Gallery

July 2017

We hope that everyone is having a good summer!
June started with our Open Studio Night with guest artist Matthew Patterson. Matthew was one of our first glass blowing instructors, and helped us to create our new donation "jar". Images from the evening can be seen HERE.

Our Artistic Director, Tatara Siegel, led a group of high school students from Paschal utilizing glass as a foundation while working on traditional painting and drawing techniques by emphasizing the importance of incorporating narrative concepts into each piece.
The class culminated in a gallery show at Gallery 76102. Images from the class and show can be seen HERE.
We had the privilege of having guest kiln forming artist Nathan Sandberg teaching a week long workshop. It was an excellent class focusing on creating murrini from the kilns. At the conclusion of the class we held a meet and greet with Nathan, and showcased the students work from the week. Images from can be seen HERE.

We are quickly approaching the end of our glass blowing season. The furnace will be shut down on July 15th and we will celebrate with our annual Ice Cream Social. We will have sandcasting Walkup Workshops and ice cream from Melt Ice Creams. We are also holding our summer fundraiser. All the info can be found below. We hope you can join us!

Thank you for your continued support, we look forward to seeing you soon.
Ice Cream Social
July 15th 12p-3p

If you can't make it to the social but would like to donate to help us with needed equipment updates please use the link
We have the opportunity to have funds matched up to $10,000! So any amount that you can donate will be matched.
Gas Pump Gumball Machine Fundraiser    

A favorite feature of the studio, the Gas Pump Gumball Machine gives us a fun and fanciful way to bring attention to the people that help make all of this magic happen, just like you! All donations over $50 will be recognized with one name sandblasted onto an over-sized glass gumballs in the machine. Click HERE
Upcoming Events

July 14th | 6p-9p
Open Studios  
Featured Artist:  Kevin McGehee 

July 15th | 12p-4p
Ice Cream Social

August 11th | 6p-9p 
Open Studios  
Featured Artists: Nick Gomez & William McElmurry

September 8th | 6p-9p
Open Studios
Featured Artists: Studio Members

September 8th
Artists In Heat

September 9th
Fall Gallery Night
Featured Artist: Grant Garmezy 
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SiNaCa Studios is a non-profit organization that relies on the generous support of public and private donors to enable our programs.   

The mission of SiNaCa Studios,  is to provide an opportunity to experience the rich tradition of glass as a creative medium through education and studio involvement.

Kid's Summer Camp 

July 31- August 4 or
August 14th-18th
 9a-12p, 1p-4p, or 9a-4p
Ages 13 - 18
$325 | $600

Camp SiNaCa will immerse young glass artists in the captivating world of hot glass. This five day camp will allow campers to work with local teaching artists to explore the history, science and beginning techniques used to create glass art in kiln forming and flame working studios.
Registration can be found HERE 
Kid's Connect2Glass
July 23rd
Sessions start at 1p

Held once a month in our kiln forming studio. Kids can choose from one of a variety of projects to complete in the hour long workshop. Up to four participants per session.

For more information and registration click   HERE.
Open Studio Night 
July 14th | 6pm-9pm

  Guest Artist:
Kevin McGehee

Join us the second Friday of each month from 6p-9p as we host an open studio night at SiNaCa. This is your chance to find out more about the "magic" that goes in to creating glass art. As the artist creates their work we give you an interactive play by play, so you can understand better  why they do what they do. Our on site gallery showcases our featured artist to give you a close up view of what they create. Its also the perfect time to find out how you can get involved in learning how to work with glass.
Glass Classes 
SiNaCa Studios offers a variety of ever evolving hot and warm glass programs.  We offer short term classes ranging from 20 minutes to 3 hours in our hot shop (glass blowing studio), kiln forming studio and flame working studio. If you want a more in depth learning opportunity we have 6 week extended programs in the hot shop, and 3 week extended programs in kiln forming that give you a greater understanding of the different ways to manipulate glass. Registration for classes can be done through our profile on ( HERE)

Newbie Classes
Experience workshops are the perfect way to be introduced to working with glass in any one of our three studios. Use the links for full descriptions, availability and prices of the classes.

Experience Flame Working -
A 3-hour workshop working with both soft glass and borosilicate glass in front of an open torch.

Experience Kiln Forming -
A 2-hour workshop working with Bullseye glass in its solid state to create two unique projects.

Experience Glass Blowing -
A 2-hour workshop working with glass at 2100º, creating two items.

Experience Sand Casting -
A 30 minute workshop where you will make your very own sand cast glass tile!