Learning Fire Youth Program at Terminal City Glass Co-op

The 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, TCGC launched this groundbreaking program to inspire and cultivate the next generation of glass artists in our region by creating access to materials, education, and resources which were not previously accessible to these youth.

In 2022, the inaugural year of the program, TCGC welcomed renowned artist Preston Singletary as a visiting artist through Learning Fire. Through digital presentations and live demonstration, Singletary shared his journey from an underserved indigenous youth to one of the world’s most recognized and accomplished glass artists. In 2023, Trenton Quiocho, BIPOC glass artist and Blown Away contestant, talked about learning to blow glass at Hilltop Artists in Tacoma, WA, a program Learning Fire hopes to emulate.


In 2024, TCGC expanded Learning Fire to give more students even more access to programming, by adding a glass beadmaking class and an ongoing art outreach program, as well as apprenticeship opportunities.

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 funders for contributing to the Learning Fire Program. We greatly appreciate your support.