Awaken the Beast: Sculpting Animals in Hot Glass with Grant Garmezy
Explore the potential of working with hot glass as a sculptural medium, focusing on using both solid and blown sculpting techniques to create animals and animal-inspired sculptures.
March 29, 2022 - April 1, 2022
Fusing 101 with Laurie Schock
Join Laurie Schock for six weeks of fun-filled afternoon classes at SGS. Students will acquire fundamental knowledge, skills, and techniques for working in fused glass.
Fridays, February 25 – April 8 (no class March 18) | 1pm – 4 pm
Introduction to Cutting and Fusing with Diane Dito
This three-hour introductory level glass cutting and fusing class will give you the required skills to take our more advanced classes.
Saturday, March 12, 2022 | 1pm – 4pm
SGS Gift Cards - Give The Gift Of Art!
Our gift certificates can be applied to any Sonoran Glass School class, Make-Your-Own Experience, gallery item, or combination thereof.
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Our mission is to inspire people of all ages to discover the wonder of glass art.

Take glass art classes at Sonoran Glass School and spark your creative fire!

We offer courses in glassblowing, torchworking, and kiln-fusing to students of all levels. We teach students and the general public how to create and appreciate glass as a visual arts medium through educational courses, one-on-one experiences, visiting artist seminars, and community events funded by SGS members and supporters.

Our Classes

Hot Shop

Get started in the art of furnace glassblowing with a variety of classes.

Flame Shop

Get started in the art of furnace glassblowing with a variety of classes.

Warm Shop

Get started in the art of furnace glassblowing with a variety of classes.

Cold Shop

Get started in the art of furnace glassblowing with a variety of classes.

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Meet the Founders

Dave Klein

Dave Klein

Co-Founder
Dave is a glass artist who developed many of the original SGS programs and studios.
Tom Philabaum

Tom Philabaum

Co-Founder
In 1973, Tom received an MA from University of Wisconsin where he studied glass with Harvey Littleton.
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Thank You to our Sponsors and Partners!

Visit Tucson Partner
Southern AZ Attractions Alliance
AZ Commissions on the Arts
Community Foundation for Southern AZ
Philabaum Glass
Betts Printing
Arts Foundation
World of Glass Productions
Long Reatly Cares
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