Using glass art to connect young people from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds to better futures.

¿Habla español? Descargar la barra Google para traducir este sitio web.

Now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 After School Program!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD APPLICATION  || Descargar la aplicación para después de la escuela aquí

What we Do

Programs

Hey! I am first heading line feel free to change me

Our Programs

All youth, ages 12-20, in Pierce County can participate in our programs, which take place in public schools in Tacoma and Franklin-Pierce School Districts.

>>Learn more about our programs

Impact_3_Column

Hey! I am first heading line feel free to change me

Our Impact

For the past four years, our Team Production students have had a 100% graduation rate. 58% have gone on to Post-secondary education, 50% are employed, and 25% are doing both.

>>See our impact

Artworkthumb

Hey! I am first heading line feel free to change me

Artwork

Hilltop Artists students explore glass art through glassblowing, flameworking, mosaics, and fusion. Team Production creates glass art for commissions, installations, and our biannual glass sales.

>>Take a look at students’ artwork

Featured Stories

14 Sep

Student Story – Jacob

Jacob had a busy summer! Jacob was the third student to represent Hilltop Artists in Tacoma's Sister City, Biot, France. For three weeks this summer, he soaked in the French culture and studied glassblowing with renowned glass artist, Antoine Pierini. “I spent long hours in an active hot shop working with Antoine and learning new techniques. I even learned how to trap an air bubble -- but the on-purpose, exactly-where-you-want-it kind of air bubble.” Going…

read more
24 May

Student Story – Ellye

Ellye first heard about Hilltop Artists from some friends. At the time, she was looking for something to do outside of her homeschool classes. When she first arrived in the Jason Lee hot shop, the noisy equipment and heat were overwhelming. But once she started working with glass, it didn't take long for her to fall in love with the art form. During After-School, Ellye loves blowing glass with her friends. She also enjoys watching…

read more
17 Mar

Student Story – Julian

It all started with a wavy bowl. Julian, a student at Jason Lee Middle School, didn't have much interest in glass art, but needed some kind of elective so he signed up for our Daytime classes. When Summer School rolled around, he thought, "why not" - and that's when things changed. Later talking about an experience with his friend Tanner, he said "it was really special to make a wavy bowl together" - and he…

read more

What’s Happening

What an incredible community we have! Thank you for coming out to support our young people at the Better Futures Luncheon! ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago  ·  

We had a full house today for the Better Futures Luncheon. Thank you to our generous community for supporting Hilltop Artists students. The energy in the ballroom today was on point! ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago  ·  

Upcoming Events

Date/Time

Saturday

Oct 15, 2016

11:00am - 5:00pm
Event
TA_TAMonth_14Logo Tacoma Arts Month Studio Tour
Hilltop Artists is proud to be a part of Tacoma Arts Month’s Stu…read more
Date/Time

Thursday

Oct 20, 2016

5:00pm - 8:00pm
Event
Donate_3_Column Third Thursday at Museum of Glass
See Hilltop Artists Students In Action Watch Hilltop Artists students …read more
Date/Time

Thursday

Nov 17, 2016

5:00pm - 8:00pm
Event
Donate_3_Column Third Thursday at Museum of Glass
See Hilltop Artists Students In Action Watch Hilltop Artists students …read more
Date/Time

Saturday

Dec 10, 2016

10:00am - 1:00pm
Event
snowman_CC Winter Glass Sale
Find the perfect gift! The Winter Glass Sale promises a flurry of oppo…read more
See More Events

Get Involved

Volunteer

Hey! I am first heading line feel free to change me

Participate

Hilltop Artists provides youth, ages 11-20, with hot glass instruction, related arts training, and adult mentors focusing on increasing students’ academic and interpersonal success.

>>Sign up for our programs

Participate

Hey! I am first heading line feel free to change me

Donate

Hilltop Artists is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that relies on public and private donations. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. In order to keep our programs tuition-free, we depend on the generosity of our supporters and advocates.

>>Donate to Hilltop Artists

Donate

Hey! I am first heading line feel free to change me

Volunteer

Hilltop Artists is a community that believes in the power of volunteering to enrich the lives of our youth and the world around us. We have many ways for you to become involved with Hilltop Artists by volunteering.

>>Become a volunteer