Student Story – David

Student Story – David

David, our September Student of the Month, has had quite the year in Hilltop Artists. David became a Hilltop Artist when he joined the Jason Lee In-School Electives program over five years ago. After also attending our Summer School Program,…

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Student Story – Dani

Student Story – Dani

Hilltop Artists’ Team Production program has been a gateway to many glass experiences for Dani, our July Student of the Month. Dani joined Team Production 3 years ago after taking a pumpkin workshop at the Tacoma Glassblowing Studio. She was…

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Student Story – Luis

Student Story – Luis

Hilltop Artists beadmakers are all very talented artists. Luis, the May Student of the Month, is no exception. He began beadmaking as a Daytime student four years ago, and joined Team Production soon after. Luis says he loved beads from…

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Student Story – Layla

Student Story – Layla

A Hilltop Artists student, Layla, was reflecting upon her own history when she told our Beadmaking Instructor, Carla, “Maybe if I had had women like you, Kathy, Lauren, and Jessica (Hilltop Artists staff members) in my life earlier, I might not…

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Student Story – Kenny

Student Story – Kenny

Kenny has shown strong dedication to glassblowing over the multiple years he has been a Hilltop Artists student. He began blowing glass as a Daytime student in 7th grade, and joined Team Production in 9th grade. After that year, Kenny…

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Student Story- Paris

Student Story- Paris

One of the inaugural students in the first Hilltop Artists classes, Paris has gone on to pursue a career as a glass artist. After graduating high school, she studied glass in college and under the tutelage of other glass artists.…

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Student Story –  Carolina

Student Story – Carolina

In the summer of 1994, Carolina participated in two of the first Hilltop Artists classes. She had been recommended to the Hilltop Artists program by her art teacher, who knew that Carolina was having a rough time at home and would…

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Student Story – Courtney

Student Story – Courtney

Courtney is a member of Team Production, and has always struggled with anxiety when meeting new people. Once she began working with the glass blowing team, it was easy to see that she is creative, inquisitive, and determined. When Courtney’s…

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Student Story – Destiny

Student Story – Destiny

After becoming involved in the juvenile court system, Destiny was referred to Hilltop Artists' Arts Connect program by the Court's Diversion Board. At first she was reluctant to go to the mandated weekly classes, but eventually she came to love…

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