Applications for our upcoming Summer Programs will be available starting  June 1, 2017.

Our Summer Glass Arts Program runs for four weeks; 2 two-week sessions.

All classes are held at Jason Lee Middle School (602 N Sprague Ave, Tacoma, WA 98403.)

Students must be at least 12 to participate.

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.
Your student may choose one session. Please indicate first and second choice on the application form.

For each session there is a 8:10am – 9:50am class, and a 10:10am-11:50am class. (Choose one)
FREE lunch will be served in the cafeteria Monday-Thursday between 12:00 and 12:30pm.
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!


¿Habla español?
Descargar la aplicación para la escuela de Artes de Vidrio este verano ensenado por Los Artistas de Hilltop. Por favor llene su aplicación lo más pronto posible para reservar su lugar en esta clase.


Please contact Kathy Anderson if you have any questions.

253.571.7739 |

Hilltop Artists Summer Class Descriptions

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Summer School Glassblowing
Prepare to be blown away this summer while taking this 2 week glass blowing session. During the first week students will learn about hot shop safety, basic glassblowing terminology and will create their very own paperweight. In the second week students will learn a variety of glassblowing techniques and skills. By the end of this 2 week session students will have learned how to make a cup, bowl, and much more!

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Summer School Bead-Making
Create your own beautiful glass beads! Lampworking is the technique of using a torch to melt glass rods to create beautiful, colorful glass beads. You will learn about the tools and techniques, and how to meld and shape your beads and add color and texture. By the end of this two week course, you will be able to make a variety of glass beads and learn some basic techniques for creating jewelry.

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Summer School Glass Fusion
Hilltop Artists summer fusion class is 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. The class accommodates 10 students so instructors get plenty of face time with each student.