By Katie Phelps, Curatorial Assistant/Visiting Artist Coordinator
In celebration of Kids Design Glass Too (open at Museum of Glass through July 12, 2015), we partnered with five local high schools to continue the original spirit of the Kids Design Glass program – celebrating the creativity and artistic abilities of young artists.
We received 28 project proposals from students at Federal Way High School, Lincoln High School, Tacoma School of the Arts, Thomas Jefferson High School and Wilson High School. Five of these proposals were selected by MOG curatorial staff to be made into full-scale dioramas for the exhibition.
Our five teams recently sent us some progress photos, and it looks like they are making amazing progress:
Federal Way High School:
Kids Design Glass piece: Hamburger Cowboy (James Barr, age 7)
Diorama Title: Hamburger Cowboy – The Good, the Bad and the Meaty
Lincoln High School:
Kids Design Glass piece: Blinky the Crab (Calvin Christoph, age 10)
Diorama Title: Blinky the Crab
Tacoma School of the Arts:
Kids Design Glass piece: Girls Night!!! (Madeline Teddy, age 10)
Diorama Title: Girls Night!!! This dolphin is ready for a girls night out!
Thomas Jefferson High School:
Kids Design Glass piece: Dino Guy (Mia Perfetti, age 7)
Diorama title: The Phantom of Katy’s Candy Store
Wilson High School:
Kids Design Glass piece: Sockness Monster (Hannah Wilson, age 11)
Diorama title: Welcome to my Crib!
These dioramas will be installed and on view at Museum of Glass April 22, 2015. Come check them out!
Katie Phelps is the Curatorial Assistant/Visiting Artist Coordinator at Museum of Glass. She is an alumnus of Whitman College (BA) and University of Washington (MA). In her life outside of the Museum she is outside as much as possible, wearing skis as often as she does hiking boots.