SiNaCa Studios School of Glass and Gallery

November 2016
Greetings All,

As most of you know we are in the middle of our annual membership drive. We have a matching challenge that expires on Thanksgiving. We would love to meet this challenge. See below for more details and how you can help.

We had great fun at our two events in October.

ArtsGoggle was a great event as always. There were record numbers of people and artists participating in the event. Thanks to the students from UT Arlington's glass department for providing the glass blowing demos, our flame working artists for their demos, and our volunteers for all of your help. Images from the event can be seen HERE.

The second annual Pride of Southside Homebrew Invitational (PoSHI) was a great success as well. We increased the number of participants in both of the judged categories (BJCP and Best in Show) and the number of guests. There was an amazing amount of great craft beer to sample from both the pros and the home brewers. Congratulations to the winners, Randy Zorn in the BJCP category, and Diana Packer in Best in Show. Thank you to our awesome neighbors, Chimera Brewing, our title sponsor, for making this event so successful. Thank you to our brewery sponsors Martin House, Wild Acre, Panther Island, HopFusion, The Collective, and Rahr. Thanks also to Hutson Creative, Stubby's Texas Brewing and Brew Hound for your support. Images from the event can be seen HERE.

If you have kiddos that are interested in creating with glass check out our Kids Connect2Glass. Participants choose one of the offered kiln forming items during registration. The one hour workshops are held once a month. Up to four kids can be registered for the same time. Click HERE for information and registration.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you soon.

There are two ways to help us reach our goal.

1) Go to our Facebook page and click on the donate button under our main image and you're on your way. Click HERE
2) Go to our membership page on our website where you can choose your membership level.
Click HERE
Kiln Forming Ornament Workshop
November 19th at 11a or 1:30p
December 11th at 4p
$65 per person 

We will be offering an ornament workshop with reserved time in our kiln forming studio. Design and create three ornaments working with different forms of fusible glass. Items will have to be fired in our kilns before they can be taken home. To sign up and for more information click HERE . Up to 8 people can register for each session.

Remaining 2016 Walkup Workshop Dates

These are our remaining Walkup Workshop dates:
November 25th, Friday, 5p-9p
December 3rd, Saturday, 1p-5p
December 16th, Fiday, 5p-9p
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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 Classes

Weekend Camp
December 17th & 18th
This Star Wars themed camp will give kids the chance to work in both our kiln forming and flame working studios. There will be two projects done each day. For registration and information click HERE.

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 
November 11th | 6pm-9pm

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.
Upcoming Events

November 11th | 6p-9p
Open Studios

D ecember 17th & 18th | 1p-5p
Kids Weekend Camp
For info click HERE

March 2017
Kiln Forming Pâte de Verre Workshop with Fahan Sky McDonagh

June 2017
Kiln Forming Vitirigraph Workshop with Nathan Sandberg
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!
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)