Hot Shop Donations
We are excited to announce the addition of a Glass Program at TPCA.
This initiative is a grassroots, nonprofit endeavor that will be the only one of its kind for miles around. Community interest in glassblowing is overwhelming, and the Tyler Park Center for the Arts Glass Program will welcome all skill levels in classes, workshops, and individual studio use.
Glass artists hungry for studio space to members of the community who have always wanted to work in glass will find opportunities through the creation of this professional glass blowing studio for personal exploration, expanding the impact of this ancient art form here in Bucks County.
Outreach programs for under-served youth and seniors will intersect with glass blowing, torch work, fusing and multi-media offerings creating programming that brings the mission of Tyler Park Center for the Arts full circle.
We have a generous donation of glass equipment; a talented and dedicated hot shop technician; partnerships with Bucks County Community College, the Arts and Cultural Council of Bucks County, Pilchuck Glass School, New Hope Arts, and other arts organizations; and experienced professional instructors ready to offer their knowledge.
The next step is your generous donation!
Your donation will make the dream a reality as we lay the foundation, build a separate building to house the glass studio, renovate the donated equipment, purchase additional equipment and tools, run new electrical lines for the annealing kilns, purchase and install exhaust fans and lighting, run a water line, bring in the propane, and fire up the furnace!
With the high demand that these glass offerings will generate, your donation can ensure registration priority, naming opportunities, a chance to create your first glass piece, free private and group classes, an invitation to the Hot Shop Kick-Off Party, and more.
Thank you for your generous donation and for stepping up as a founding member of the Tyler Park Center for the Arts Glassblowing Community.
Sharing is caring! Please share this appeal with everyone you know!
With gratefulness and dedication,
Jennifer Miller Jim Graham
Executive Director Hot Shop Coordinator
And the Tyler Park Center for the Arts Family
Contact Jim Graham at Glass@TylerParkArts.org with questions.
Help us reach the goal of $50,000 !
We are grateful to have the following sponsors as a founding members of the Tyler Park Center for the Arts Glassblowing Community!
- Chris Roghan
- Paul Segarra
- Lyn Jackson
- Helena Funk
- Leslie & Joseph Crilley with a matching grant from United Bank of Switzerland – UBS Newtown
- Kristin Ackerman
- Jennie Fazioli Smith
- Robin Klink
- Cindy Friel
- Pysanky by Basia
- Earth Center Pottery
- Larry Keller
- Diane Hurley
- Joan Cannon
- Bonnie Pelberg – Wired by Design Jewelry
- Alan & Carol Magner
- Patricia Korp
- Terri Patty
- Anne Houser
- Lisa Kurtz
- Mike & Karen Hrabowski
- Barbara Konschack
- Carolyn Montgomery
- Bucks County Community College
- Independence Personal Choice
- John & Jennifer McAlpin
- Shawn Allen Dela Rosa
- Marisa Gilmore
- Simone Brisson