Learning Fire Youth Program at Terminal City Glass Co-op

Learning Fire Youth Program at Terminal City Glass Co-op gives students a unique opportunity to learn the art of glassblowing for high school credit.

In partnership with local alternative high schools with students from diverse and historically underserved backgrounds, and with funding from Vancity and the Arnold and Anita Silber Family Foundation, TCGC has created this groundbreaking program to inspire and cultivate the next generation of glass artists in our region; to create access to materials, education, and resources which were not previously accessible to youth.

In 2022, the inaugural year of the program, TCGC welcomed renowned artist Preston Singletary as visiting artist through Learning Fire. Through digital presentations and live demonstration, Singletary shared his experience as one of the world’s most recognized and accomplished glass artists.

In 2023, with additional funding from the City of Vancouver Community Artists Shifting Culture program, TCGC aims to expand the Learning Fire program to give students even more access to programming.

With your support, we can grow our youth programming at TCGC, giving young people this singular opportunity to explore and create in new and exciting ways.

We are grateful to be able to accept donations for Learning Fire through our partnership with the Crafts Council of British Columbia. Your donation is tax deductible. Please specify "Learning Fire" in the comments section.

Thank you for supporting this important programming for youth in the arts.

Thank you to our sponsers for contributing to the Learning Fire Program. We greatly appreciate your support.