Your student has expressed interest in enrolling in the Hilltop Artists Summer Glass Arts Program.
Our Jason Lee Middle School classes will focus on students in middle school, but high school students will be considered. All experience levels are encouraged to apply. Students must be at least 12 to participate.
Summer Glass Arts Program at Jason Lee Middle SchoolThis program consists of 3 two-week sessions, classes are Monday through Thursday.Where: Jason Lee Middle School (602 N Sprague Ave, Tacoma, WA 98403)Dates for Session 1: July 1 - July 11th, No class on Thursday July 4th, Family day July 11thDates for Session 2: July 15th - July 25th, Family day July 25thDates for Session 3: July 29th - August 8th, Family day August 8th Time: 8:45 am to 10:45 am or 11:00am to 1:00pm
Students may choose between glassblowing, flame-working (bead-making) or glass fusion. These sessions fill up fast and there is always a waiting list. You will be notified by email or by phone of your student’s placement in the program. We will also add you to our parent email list so we can keep you up to date on future events and program enrollment.
Your student may choose one session. Please indicate first and second choice on the application form.FREE lunch will be served in the cafeteria Monday-Thursday. (Time TBD)The last day of each session is a celebration of student work. Parents are encouraged to attend!The materials fee for each 2-week session is $100. Please see application for payment instructions.This fee will be waived if your student is eligible for free or reduced lunches at school, or may be reduced or waived with request and approval from Hilltop Artists. Serving students is always our goal!
Through this program we try to work very closely with students and parents. We want everyone to understand that even with Hilltop Artists’ emphasis on safety there is a risk involved when working with molten glass. There is also an expectation that the students will be prompt and reliable, as others depend on them to be part of the team. We understand that summer is a busy time, but we ask that your student commit to the entire two week session.
We hope that you are excited to have your son/daughter participate in the adventure of the Hilltop Artists Glass Arts program. It is a great summer activity! Please complete the attached enrollment form as soon as possible.
Hope to see you this summer!
Kathy Anderson Outreach Manager 253- 571-7739 (office) 253-732-4667 (cell) firstname.lastname@example.org
Hilltop Artists Summer Class Descriptions:
Summer GlassblowingStudents will learn about hot shop safety, basic glassblowing terminology and a variety of glassblowing techniques and skills. By the end of the two-week session, students will create their very own paperweight, cup, bowl, and more!
Summer Bead-MakingStudents will learn how to use a torch to melt glass rods to create beads and also how to add different colors and textures. Students will create a variety of glass beads during this two-week session and learn some basic techniques for creating jewelry.
Summer Glass FusionThis two-week session will provide an exciting and informative introduction to the creative world of glass fusion! Students will learn to cut and grind a variety of shapes and use them to create geometric slumped trays, creatures, and if time permits, designs of their own.
If you do not have an email address you can fill out a paper application which you can download from our website.