If fire and glass arts spark the interest of your middle school or high school-aged kids, Sonoran Glass School has a summer program for you.
Camp Fuego will teach students ages 12 to 17 about the different disciplines of glass arts: furnace glass blowing, which is associated with large scale vases and Italian glass blowing; torch working, which is smaller scale stuff like beads and pendants; and kiln fusing, where you work with the glass cold and arrange it in patterns and shapes then fire it to make one piece.
There are two one-week sessions: The first is May 31 to June 3. Since this week is only four days, the cost is $310.
The second week is June 6 to June 10. It includes two field trips — to Philabaum Glass Gallery and the UA Steward Observatory Mirror Lab — and costs $385.
This is the first time since 2011 the Sonoran Glass School is offering its own summer program, said Nick Letson, communications director.
“We’re really excited to bring it back and really immerse kids in what we do here,” Letson said. Register online at sonoranglass.org .
This is just one of many summer programs offered to kids and teens in Tucson in a variety of subjects, from arts to science to sports.
If you’re with an organization that will host a summer camp, it’s time to enter your info in the Star’s summer program list.