SiNaCa Studios School of Glass and Gallery

August 2017

We are moving forward with our annual studio updates and maintenance. Our biggest task this year is the rebuilding of our glass blowing furnace. We are very close to turning it back on. You can see some of the progress HERE.
Thanks to Kevin McGehee for July Open Studio Night demos. Images from the evening can be seen HERE. This month we will have flame working artists doing the demos for Open Studio Night.
 A big thanks
Breaking the donation cone.
to everyone that came by for the Ice Cream Social. It was a great to see so many people for the event. We had a great time pouring the sand castings and eating the excellent ice cream from Melt Ice Cream. 

Don't forget Artists in Heat the beginning of September. We will feature artist Grant Garmezy from Richmond, VA. We will have an artist meet and greet on September 8th, and he will demo the next day during gallery night. More information can be found below.

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

Click HERE to register for the event!

Click HERE to register for the event!
Gas Pump Gumball Machine Fundraiser    
A limited number of gumballs are still available!

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

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

September 8th 
Artists In Heat

September 9th 
Fall Gallery Night
Featured Artist: Grant Garmezy

September 23rd | 11p-4p
Beads of Courage Bead Challenge

October 21st | 12p-9p

October 28 | 1p-6p
Pride of Southside Homebrew Invitational  
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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 Connect2Glass

September 10th

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 
September 8th | 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.

Saturday, October 28th
Sign up HERE.  

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!