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Experience a summer immersed in the glass arts!

For ages 12-17, Sonoran Glass School’s new glass art summer camp, Camp Fuego, is the perfect way to spark your creative fire in early June 2016. Work in all of our studios and try your hand at furnace glassblowing, torchworking, and kiln-firing. Students will also take chaperoned educational field trips to places like the UA Steward Observatory Mirror Lab (week two only).

Students will be grouped together by age with 12-14 year olds in one group and 15-17 year olds in another.

Register here
New Deadline, Wednesday May 25


Schedule

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Visit Registration Page | $310-385

Choose from Week One, Week Two, or both weeks

WEEK ONE: MAY 31 – JUNE 3, 2016
Tuesday-Friday | 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Bring your own lunch at noon
(No Monday, Memorial Day)

WEEK TWO: JUNE 6 – JUNE 10, 2016
Monday – Friday | 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Bring your own lunch at noon

 


Studios, Projects, and Field Trips

Beginning Glassblowing Weeknight

Furnace Glassblowing in the Hot Shop

The SGS Hot Shop is where furnace glassblowing is taught. Students will spend a day working with molten glass under the guidance of an experienced SGS Hot Shop Instructor. After learning about studio etiquette, safety, and a brief history of studio glass art, campers will work on projects like:

Paperweights
Cups
Small vases
and a student designed piece

 

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Torchworking in the Flame Shop

Discover the world of torchworking in Sonoran Glass School’s Flame Shop. This is where beads, marbles, pendants, small vessels, borosilicate sculptures and other highly detailed forms are made. After learning about studio etiquette and safety work on projects like:

Beads
Pendants
Jewelry

 

 

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Kiln-Firing and Mosaics in the Warm Shop

In the Warm Shop, students learn glass fusing, slumping, and mosaic techniques. These classes teach glass cutting, kiln-forming, and other methods. Create beautiful projects including:

Scenic Plates
Mosiac tiles
Flowers
Critters
Leaves and more.

 

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Field Trips!

Week Two students will take a chaperoned field trip to the University of Arizona’s Stewart Observatory Mirror Lab where the world’s largest glass mirrors are made for telescopes and to Philabaum Glass Gallery & Studio to learn how artists and galleries work together.

The group will walk down to the SunLink for transportation to the University of Arizona. Parents will have to sign a field trip permission slip before camp begins.

 

 

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Lectures/Demonstrations-Glass History & Science

Beyond working in the studio, students will experience engaging lectures and demonstrations on the 

Science Behind Glass

American Glass Studio Movement

American Glassworking at Jamestown in 1608

 

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 In the News

Camp Fuego News Clip 2016 Arizona Daily Star

Check out this article about Camp Fuego from the Arizona Daily Star

https://sonoranglass.org/glass-art-summer-camp-in-tucson-camp-fuego/

ARTivity! Event Press Release

Contact: Nick Letson
Communications Director
www.sonoranglass.org
nick@sonoranglass.org
Office: 520 884-7814

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM TUCSON, SONORAN GLASS SCHOOL AND TUCSON MUSEUM OF ART WILL HOST “ARTIVITY!”– A NEW DOWNTOWN EVENT FEATURING A DAY OF CREATIVE ACTIVITIES

TUCSON, Ariz. (July 27, 2015) – Three downtown Tucson non-profits have created a new open house event for Tucsonans to explore a variety of creative activities. Projects range from toy robot building to kinetic sculptures and glass-blown art.

The ARTivity! open house is on Saturday August 15, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sonoran Glass School on 633 W. 18th Street. The entry fee is $5. Kids 12 and under are free.

The event features free activities and demonstrations as well as special activities at an additional cost ($2 – $20). Proceeds benefit the Tucson Museum of Art (TMA), Children’s Museum Tucson (CMT) and Sonoran Glass School (SGS). All projects are take-home projects.

Food trucks, including Road Running Wood Fired Pizza, will be on site. Activities will be indoors and outdoors. There will be torchworking demonstrations in the SGS Flame Shop, including how to make fishes, marbles and other objects out of solid rods of glass. The new Mobile Hot Shop Unit—a furnace glassblowing studio on wheels—will be making its second public appearance and hosting glass-blown flower experiences.

Representatives from the TMA, CMT, and SGS developed the open house event to showcase examples of creative activities locals and visitors can enjoy year-round in downtown Tucson.

“It’s always fun working with other arts organizations,” said Morgan Wells, Curator of Education at the Tucson Museum of Art. “And this event is an exciting new opportunity to come together and make art with the community.”
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LIST OF ACTIVITIES

Spin Art Picture-Free
Make Your Own Buttons – $2
Wind-up Robot Workshop – $3
Polaroid Picture & DIY Frame -$5
Fused Sun Catcher – $15
Glass Art Flower – $20
Kinetic Sculpture Project- Free

 

Make Your Own Springtime Egg

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Call to Schedule
$45

Take a seat on a Hot Shop bench and Make Your Own Springtime Egg out of glass! You’ll start by choosing the colors for your egg and then work with our glassblowers to pick out a design. Once that’s done you’ll expand the glass by blowing air through the blowpipe as your instructor uses special tools to get the piece into an egg shape.

After the egg is colored and shaped you’ll knock it off the blow pipe into a sand box full of a special type of mineral and we’ll put it in oven to cool down slowly. Your egg will be ready to pick up in 2-4 days. Ages 5 and up only please.

Call 520-884-7814 to book your Make Your Own Springtime Egg experience.

Imago Dei Sign Unveiling // May 26

ImagoLogo_NoGrout (1024x1024)FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

DOWNTOWN MIDDLE SCHOOL UNVEILS MOSAIC VERSION OF ITS LOGO

STUDENT-MADE SIGN TO REPLACE PLASTIC BANNER ACROSS FROM RONSTADT CENTER

TUCSON, Ariz. (May 16, 2014) – Eighth graders at Imago Dei Middle School (IDMS) have constructed a four by four foot mosaic version of their school’s logo to be installed above the IDMS main entrance and publicly unveiled on May 26 at 6 p.m.. The middle school is located in the heart of downtown Tucson on Sixth Avenue between Congress Street and Toole Avenue.
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Imago Dei Gets New Mosaic Sign for School

ImagoLogo_NoGrout (1024x1024)FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

DOWNTOWN MIDDLE SCHOOL UNVEILS MOSAIC VERSION OF ITS LOGO

STUDENT-MADE SIGN TO REPLACE PLASTIC BANNER ACROSS FROM RONSTADT CENTER

TUCSON, Ariz. (May 9, 2014) – Eighth graders at Imago Dei Middle School (IDMS) have constructed a four by four foot mosaic version of their school’s logo to be installed above the IDMS main entrance and publicly unveiled on May 14 at 4:30 p.m.. The middle school is located in the heart of downtown Tucson on Sixth Avenue between Congress Street and Toole Avenue.
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Register for Sonoran Glass School’s 2015 Flame Off

This competition is all about creativity, awesome music, a crowd, and a stopwatch. You have two hours to create your torchworked masterpiece…this year’s theme is MYTH, be it ancient, urban, family, or other.

Yes, you can practice ahead of time. Yes, you can do prep work.

Your participation supports Sonoran Glass School and its public-access borosilicate and soda-lime glass torchworking classes.

Win bragging rights, good karma, and awesome tools and supplies from glass art sponsors when you compete torch-to-torch with other torchworkers in an Iron Chef-like competition.

To sign up:
1) Download the Flame Off Registration Form.pdf
2) Open in Adobe Acrobat
4) Fill in your information
3) ‘Save As’ your last name and email it to our Flame Shop Director Bronwen@sonoranglass.org
(Please include 3 photo examples of your work in the email.)

You may also fill out by hand and fax your registration form to 520-623-9680.
Or drop a hard copy off to our office M-F 9am – 5pm at 633. w 18th St. Tucson, AZ 85701.