Fireworks and Fun – July at the Craft Guild

Fireworks Fundraiser on July 3
Celebrate Independence Day at the Guild!
The best seats in the house, for the best fireworks celebration in Texas, are reserved for YOU this week!  The Guild is located just across Midway from Addison’s  Kaboom Town fireworks display, and our members and guests have an opportunity to enjoy the fireworks in comfort..
Join us for a special fireworks fundraiser event:
Tuesday, July 3
6:30 p.m.
– Free admission
– Food and beverage sales benefit the Guild
– Bring your own lawn chairs
– Family and friends are welcome (please RSVP)
– The Guild’s restrooms will be available to our guests
Tumblers, Tacos & Brownie Sundaes
Ceramic tumblers are being created by the Clay Department for sale at the event (proceeds will go towards Clay Department enhancements). Perfect for keeping your summer beverages cool, these tumblers will become one of your favorite collectibles.
Food will be available for purchase, as well as soft drinks and water;  all proceeds benefit the Guild.  Taco plates with street tacos, street corn, and chips are available at $10; chips with mango salsa and brownie sundaes will be available for $5 each.  Drinks will be available at 6:30 p.m., dinner at seven, and the fun until the fireworks are over.
If you haven’t already reserved your space(s), click here to see our evite and let us know if you’re coming and how many people you are bringing so we have plenty of food and beverages for everyone.  We can’t wait to see you there!
Great seats, fabulous food, and the best seat in the house for the fireworks – this is an Independence Day celebration you won’t want to miss!
Craft Guild, 3410 MidCourt, Suite #115, Carrollton, TX 75006
7/1 Summer II Session starts
7/3 Fireworks Fundraiser
11/1 – 4 Fall Show and Sale
Need a Summer Break?  Try One of These Great Workshops
Create your own glass sculpture, as shown above, in the Fused Glass Horizons workshop, or choose one of our other fun summer workshops to put some sizzle in your summer.
Click here for the full list of upcoming workshops or to get more details.
7/7 Fused Glass Drop-Out Vase
8/4 Fused Glass Horizons
8/11 Beginning Borosilicate Marbles
8/12 Advanced Fused Glass Frit and Powder Workshop
9/14 Evening in Glass
9/15 Large Softglass Hollow Beads (waiting list)
July in the Gallery
The Gallery at the Guild is currently featuring the work of two of our departments:  Glass and Beading.
Stop by the gallery, located at the front entrance of the Guild, to see what other artists are making or find a unique work of art for your home.

Summer Camps
Don’t Miss These Fun Opportunities for Your Young Artists

There are still lots of fun experiences waiting for your young artist(s) this summer at the Craft Guild!
New!  Marble Your Own Pair of Sneakers
A new class option this summer is Fun with Fabric, which includes marbling your own pair of tennis shoes (bring a plain white pair with you on Monday), as well as a tote, a visor, and more.  Fun with Fabric is for children ages 8-12, and is held from 9:30 to 12:30 on the week of July 23-27.
Don’t forget to sign up for the supervised lunch option if you’re also signing up your young artist for an afternoon session, so your child can stay and create all day at the Guild.
Click here for more information on summer camp options, and click here to sign up for the fabulous new Fun with Fiber workshop.

Thank You, Ron!
The Guild wishes to thank Ron Lieberman for serving on the Board of Directors as our treasurer for several years, even continuing to serve following his relocation to Austin late last year.  His financial planning forecasts and insights have been instrumental in helping the Guild manage our relocation and business planning.
Welcome back, Angela!
Angela Brown has been appointed to fill the vacancy on the Board of Directors after Ron’s resignation.   Angela is rejoining the board, having previously served as Treasurer in 2015 and 2016.

Celebrating Our First Kiln Run
Our clay department just completed the first firing run of our brand new gas reduction kiln, built on site for us by master kiln builders.
70 Years of Ceramic Tradition
As pottery was one of the first areas of focus for the Craft Guild when it began 70 years ago, in 1948, it’s particularly rewarding to be able to provide our students with the opportunity to fire stoneware at cone 10 as we settle into our new permanent home.
Another Cool Addition
Continuing to enhance our new studios as we settle in to our new home, a brand new industrial air conditioning unit was installed last week to make sure all of our studios stay cool during the hot Texas summer.  Now it’s easy to keep your cool even when you’re using torches in a metals or a glass class!

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