PENSACOLA, FL – First City Art Center (FCAC) is pleased to announce its first glass fellow, John Shoemaker. Our fellowship was designed for glass artists exploring opportunities to develop professionally in their body of work and in the area of arts education and community outreach.   This two-year residency offers a focused incubation in a community…

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First City Art Center is Now Accepting Applications for its 4th Glassblowing Mentorship Program for High School Students

The glass artists of First City Art Center are proud to be offering FREE comprehensive glassblowing instruction to four high school students in grades 9-11 in Escambia and Santa Rosa County.  This year’s program, their fourth, will begin with an orientation on March 6, 2014 and will continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays until April 22nd….

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Casting Craze Workshop with Guest Artist Lisa Tahir

Guest artist Lisa Tahir will be at First City Art Center to offer students and patrons a one-weekend-only glass casting workshop. A three day introductory workshop exploring the fundamentals of glass sand-casting, this is an exciting way to learn the process of pouring molten glass into open face sand molds. Day one covers production of…

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Casting Craze workshop sparks glass art creativity!

Lisa Tahir’s Casting Craze workshop on Friday – Sunday, Feb. 15-17, at First City Art Center, successfully sparked the creativity of eight students who came to learn how to sand cast glass. Friday evening was a review of all of the safety precautions of being in FCAC’s hot shop. Soon thereafter, students learned how to…