Centerpiece Workshop

We are holding a center piece creating workshop for Vitro Moda 11. There are three parts to the workshop. You can choose any, or all components to participate in. Each team member will be an important part of creating the centerpieces for SiNaCa’s upcoming fundraising event, Vitro Moda 11.  Working side by side with our featured artist, James Akers, from concept through completion. 

All participants in the workshop will receive special recognition in the event program as well as discounts on tickets to the event.

All Materials Included. Registration can be done at the bottom of the page.

Xtra Thiccc (Blown Glass) | Fort Worth @ SiNaCa Studios                    

3/15 & 3/16  |  10a-4p (12 hours)  Inspired by James Akers, Led by Team SiNaCa |  Price: $300 |  Class Limit: Max 6  |  Skill Level: Intermediate

Learn some conventional and oft-avoided techniques to create sculptural components made of glass. Learn how to use a ladle for its intended (and unintended) purpose and methods of creating thick glass shapes. We will play with optical distortions and light-catching elements in a studio glass environment that embraces the typical qualities that only hot glass, manipulated by human hands holding steel tools can provide.

Neon Mess | Dallas @ ACME Creation Lab                                        

3/18 & 3/19  |  9a-5p (16 hours)  Led by James Akers  |  Price: $300 |  Class Limit: Max 6  |  Skill Level: Beginner

Embrace the wild as we dive into a world of non-traditional methods to create luminous, tubular, artisanal lightbulbs! Students will learn a few of the basic bends that make up most of the neon seen in the world. We will then learn a few tricks to bypass over a hundred years of commercial signage glass standards, and get straight to creating three dimensional, neon tangles for sculptural purposes. In the end, we will have the tools to induce sublime environments of curated electromagnetic waves, chaotic flameworked illusions of movement, and soothing fields of color that envelop the viewer.

Mirror Party | Fort Worth @ SiNaCa Studios                                       

3/20  |  3p-9p (6 hours)  Led by James Akers  |  Price: $115 |  Class Limit: Max 8  |  Skill Level: Beginner  |  Pizza & Beer Provided

Let’s have a party! We have lots of clear glass and love mirrors! Students will explore a traditional silvering process to mirrorize three dimensional glass in a variety of shapes. We will use industrial strength chemicals to imbue plain, clear, blown, glass shapes with precious metal magic. In this party, we will explore some unique properties that pertain to glass that other reflective materials struggle to capture. Come with an open mind, waterproof smocks, boots and bring some glass of your own and some drinks for later.

For a limited time, as long as your meet the highest skill level requirement, you can sign up for any of the following combinations of the sessions.

All Three Sessions | Fort Worth & Dallas  (34 hours)

3/15 & 3/16 (10a-4p)  |  3/18 & 3/19 (9a-5p)  |  3/20 (3p-9p)|  Price: $640 |  Skill Level: Intermediate

Xtra Thiccc & Mirror Party | Fort Worth (18 hours)

3/15 & 3/16 (10a-4p)  |  3/20 (3p-9p) | Price: $375 |  Skill Level: Intermediate

Neon Mess & Mirror Party | Dallas & Fort Worth  (22 hours)

3/18 & 3/19 (9a-5p)  |  3/20 (3p-9p) | Price: $375 |  Skill Level: Beginner


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