Group, Corporate, & Birthday Events

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GROUP EVENTS at Sonoran Glass School are an exciting way to spend time with family, friends, employees, or members of your club or organization. Groups of 8-20 people can pick from a variety of experiences, all of which allow them to make glass art pieces and/or in one or more of our studios (parties up to 40 can also be accommodated but with a limit on activities).

The price of your experience varies on how many people are in your group and which Make Your Own Glass Art Experiences you’ve scheduled. Call Executive Director John-Peter Wilhite at (520) 884-7814, and he’ll be happy to answer any and all questions and personalize a Group Event for your party.

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2014-16 Group/Corporate Event Participants include: IntuitChase BankDesert Leaf MagazineGordley GroupDinner a la ArtKuoni Destinations, Parsons BrinckerhoffSunquest

Sonoran Glass School welcomes you to have catered food and/or beer and wine during your event. We will coordinate with your vendor(s) and set up space and power supplies for food and beverages.

Below, find examples of glass art projects you can make during your Group Event. Pricing is reduced by 10% for groups of 10 or more. Call (520) 884-7814.

Make Your Own…..In the Hot Shop

Make Your Own Glass Art Events in the Hot Shop are quick (15-45 minute) introductions to furnace glassblowing. You choose the color and style of your piece then assist the instructor by blowing air into the blow pipe which shapes the glass. You may take a more active or passive a role based on your comfort level. These are perfect for curious individuals, families (ages 5+), team building activities, out-of-towners, and tour groups of up to 30 people. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early for your appointment.

  • Ornament……………………………$45 (make a second piece for $30)
  • Bowl or Vase…………………………………..$70 (second piece for $55)
  • Pumpkin…………………………………………..$85 (second piece for $70)
  • Tumbler…………………………………………..$55 (second piece for $40)

*Prices are reduced if the same person makes multiple pieces.
Everyone’s first piece is full price.

Call (520) 884-7814 to schedule

Your piece will be ready for pick-up 3-7 days after your appointment. 
*Our staff is happy to make custom projects outside of class time. Call us for a quote.

Slump Your Own Plate

Call (520) 884-7814 to schedule

We offer Slump Your Own (SYO) experiences year-round as quick, 1 hour introductions to glass fusing. You will learn to cut scrap glass and then, on a clear glass base, create a 2-D design that we’ll fuse in a kiln then slump into a mold of your choice. SYOs are great for families (ages 5+), friends, and work parties of up to 20 people. Your finished piece can be a plate, bowl, or platter ranging in size from 6″ x 6″ to 6″x 12″.

Coaster Sets are also available MYO glass art experiences in the Warm Shop. You’ll be able to design a matching set of four 4″ x 4″ coasters using scrap glass cut by mosaic nippers and arrange them on 4 clear glass bases. Students will also be introduced to frit (colorful crushed glass pieces) and stringers (colorful thin glass rods) in order to create their design. Perfect for use indoors and out.

  • Slump Your Own Plate: $65 (make a second piece for $50)
  • Set of 4 Coasters: $55 (make a second set for $40)

(Prices are reduced if the same person makes multiple pieces. Everyone’s first piece is full price.)

Your piece will be ready for pick-up two weeks after your appointment.
*If you’d like to make something a little different than what’s mentioned above, please expect to pay $15-$50 extra for materials and accommodation. 


Torch Your Own Icicle, Pendant, or Bead

Call (520) 884-7814 to schedule

We offer Torch Your Own Glass Art (TYO) experiences year-round as quick, 1 hour introductions to torchworking. TYOs are great for families (ages 5+), friends, and work parties of up to 8 people.

  • Icicle $30
  • Pendant: $35
  • Bead: $30

Your piece will be ready for pick-up 7 days after your appointment.

Mosaic Your Own Trivet

Call (520) 884-7814 to schedule for your group of 2 or more

Mosaic Your Own Trivets (MYOT) are fun 2 hour introductions to glass mosaics. Come with ideas, as you will be completing a 6”x6” mosaic of your own design. Working on a wood base, you will learn to cut sheet glass, adhere it, and then grout and polish your project. This is a great class for any time of year! MYOT is perfect for beginners, families (ages 5+), work groups, and birthday parties. Your piece will be ready to take home the day of your class!