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DEDICATED TO PASSION

SiNaCa Studios School of Glass and Gallery is dedicated to providing North Texas an opportunity to experience the rich tradition of glass as a creative medium through education and studio involvement. Founded by several local glass artists, this new facility is available to everyone. From the beginning student to the professional, who wishes to learn new skills in glassblowing, kiln formed glass, and flame working, or to perfect their current skill level, SiNaCa offers something for everyone.

The opening of this glass facility adds another dimension to the rich cultural scene of North Texas. From joint projects working with other non-profits and teaching glass arts in youth programs to community gallery shows in the Metroplex – SiNaCa is forging a new frontier in the local arts scene. Located in the exciting Near Southside district of Fort Worth at 1013 West Magnolia Avenue, SiNaCa Studios facility is a renovated gas station and is becoming a destination for glass artists and students. The facility consists of a glass specific gallery, a glassblowing studio, a kiln forming studio, a flame working studio and a cold working studio.
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Walkup Workshops are tomorrow from 5p-9p. Egg weights in the hot shop, friendship pendants in kiln forming and message in a bottle in flame working. $40 per person per item. First come first served. ... See MoreSee Less

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What good is a box without a lid? What good is one technique alone? In this one of a kind workshop you’ll learn two innovative techniques while creating a kilncast glass box complete with a Vitrigraph murrine lid.

Participants will learn the basics of Nathans widely sought after Vitrigraph murrine methods, from loading the kiln to working hands on with hot glass to pull murrine.

The resulting Vitrigraph material will then be used immediately to create a decorative lid for a custom kilncast glass box that will be made in class using an assembled vermiculite board mold system. The only prerequisite is the ability to confidently cut sheet glass and a willingness to be challenged. All levels are welcome.
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Kiln Cast Box & Murrine Lid with Nathan Sandberg

June 19, 2017, 10:00am - June 23, 2017, 4:00pm

What good is a box without a lid? What good is one technique alone? In this one of a kind workshop you’ll learn two innovative techniques while creating a kilncast glass box complete with a Vitrigraph murrine lid. Participants will learn the basics of Nathans widely sought after Vitrigraph murrine methods, from loading the kiln to working hands on with hot glass to pull murrine. The resulting Vitrigraph material will then be used immediately to create a decorative lid for a custom kilncast glass box that will be made in class using an assembled vermiculite board mold system. The only prerequisite is the ability to confidently cut sheet glass and a willingness to be challenged. All levels are welcome.

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*** DUE TO TRAVEL ISSUES OUR VISITING ARTISTS WILL NOT BE IN UNTIL 4P, HOWEVER WE WILL STILL START AT NOON***

COMMUNITY ART PROJECT
Friday, February 24 | 12 - 4:45 pm - Free
BUILD OR OBSERVE—BE A PART OF THIS AMAZING PUBLIC ART PROJECT—all are welcome!
Meet at SiNaCa Studios School of Glass and Gallery (1013 W Magnolia Ave) for a special community
group project. We’ll create a large-scale sculpture designed by
local artist Tatara Siegel and visiting Israeli artists Batya Gil & Koby Sibony.
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LEARN

So you want to play with glass? SiNaCa is the perfect place to start, or continue your addiction to glass. We offer classes ranging from 20 minutes to 4 and 6 weeks in length depending on how you want to work with the glass. We have three studios to choose how you want to experience creating with glass: Glass blowing, Flame working, Kiln forming.

EXPERIENCE

SiNaCa Studios invites you to come watch glass artists creating their works of art. Events range from monthly formal demonstrations to large community events held through out the year. As a public access facility any time that people are working in the studios you are welcome to come watch the magic of glass. We can't guarantee when someone will be working, so don't hesitate to call or email us to see if something is happening.

KIDS

SiNaCa offers different classes geared for the younger artists to get involved with glass. These offerings can range from 30 minutes in our Walkup Workshops, for a quick taste of glass, to 4 day long day summer camps to have a fully immersive experience in all of our studios. We also offer demonstrations that are focused on the science behind creating with glass.

RENTAL

Any of SiNaCa’s studios are available for rental to both experienced students and professional artists. The availability of renting is dependent on existing class schedules, and operating hours. All renters must have a signed Studio Rental Agreement and Risk and Release forms on file prior to renting. SiNaCa Studios offers a Studio Membership program for individuals that anticipate multiple studio rentals. The memberships offer discounts specific to the studio of use. Studio Memberships are valid for one year from the date of purchase.

Sponsors and Partnerships

SiNaCa Studios School of Glass and Gallery is a not-for-profit organization 501c(3) dedicated to providing a world-class educational facility for the introduction to, and continued learning of traditional glass arts disciplines. SiNaCa Studios has and will continue to provide a professional gallery exhibition space, and a variety of instruction in glass blowing, kiln forming and flame working, from introductory to advanced study.