Our community programs are rooted in education and public awareness of our mission, and fall into three basic categories.
Youth Education Program
Through our work with Tucson-area schools and youth organizations, we provide elementary-through-high-school-aged children with glass art programs and educational experiences. These experiences include demonstrations and courses in glassblowing, flameworking, and kiln-firing. We offer these experiences at a free or reduced cost thanks to generous grants from the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona and the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Learn more about our Youth Education Program.
Through our partnerships with the University of Arizona and Pima Community College, we offer furnace glassblowing courses for college credit (ART 265) to Tucson’s collegiate community.
Sonoran Glass School exposes new populations to the wonder of glass art through programs, lectures, and experiences for Veterans (33rd Boro Platoon) and older adults through our Catalyzing Creative Aging Initiative.