SiNaCa Studios School of Glass and Gallery

August 2016
Greetings All,

We had two great week long workshops in July. Chad Holliday returned for a fourth continuous year to lead both a kiln casting workshop and a cold working workshop. It was fun having him back, and the students work was excellent. Images from the kiln casting workshop can be seen HERE.

Our Ice Cream Social was last month as well. We celebrated the end of the glass blowing season with sand casing workshops and ladling out the remaining molten glass. We had amazing ice cream thanks to Melt Ice Creams. There were glass bowls generously donated by local artists for sale. Any bowls that didn't find a new home will be donated to Empty Bowls. Proceeds from this event will help us continue to upgrade our facilities. Thank you to everyone that helped make it a great success! Images from the event can be seen HERE.

Don't forget that we have added a new kiln forming class geared specifically to kids called 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.
There will also be a Star Wars themed weekend kids camp at the end of August. Multiple projects will be done in our kiln forming and flame working studios. For information and registration click HERE.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Kids Weekend Camp   August 2 7th & 28th
12p -4p
Ages 8-16
Camp Size Min 4 - Max12
One Day $135  |  Both Days $250 
Our Weekend Camp will introduce young glass artists to the captivating world of glass. This two 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 two of our studios.   
Each camper will have the opportunity to create and bring home 5 of their own Stars Wars themed items. All glass must go through an annealing (cooling down) cycle before it can be taken home.

Click HERE to register 


Save the Date
Artists in Heat - 2016 
With Guest Artist
David Schunckel 
September 9th 
2:30pm - 9:00pm 

Artists in Heat is the beginning of our "New Year", and the beginning of our annual membership campaign.
This year we are excited to start the event with a lecture from glass artist David Schnuckel.
David Schnuckel is an artist, writer, and educator who currently lives and works in Rochester, New York.

The lecture will be at the Amon Carter Museum from 2:30p - 3:30p. We will have an artists reception from 4p - 7p at The Space (1309 S. Adams), just west of SiNaCa, followed by a demo at SiNaCa from 7p - 9p.

The events are free to attend, but we do ask for an RSVP through Click HERE to register.  

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.

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New Kids Glass Classes!

Kids Weekend Camp
August 27th & 28th, or both days
12pm - 4pm each day. 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.

Kids Connect2Glass Workshop
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 
August 12th 6p-9p

This month we will have flame working demos done by our boro instructor Nick Gomez. George Beck will also be demoing with Nick to create a collaborative piece
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

August 27th & 28th - Kids Weekend Camp. For info click HERE

September 9th - Artists in Heat featuring David Schnuckel. For info click HERE

September 10th - Fall Gallery Night

October 8th - Arts Goggle

October 29th - Pride of Southside Home-brew Invitational

New Classes 
Here are some of the new classes that we are now offering. Use the links for full descriptions of the classes.
Experience Flame Working - A three hour workshop working with both soft glass and borosilicate glass in front of an open torch.

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

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

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 indepth 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)

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