The Kids Design Glass exhibit at the Tacoma Glass Museum showcases 52 glass sculptures designed by children who participated in the Kids Design Glass Program. All of the “creatures” were crafted by professional artists in the Museum of Glass Hot Shop.
A child draws a design—generally a fantastical creature—names it, and writes a brief explanation or story about his or her creation. The Museum’s Hot Shop Team selects one design every month based on its aesthetic merits and transforms the two-dimensional drawing into a three-dimensional sculpture. As the designer, the child directs the artists as they make two sculptures—one for the child to take home and the other for MOG’s Kids Design Glass Collection.
The following video showcases one young man who participated in the program. It’s a powerful video about how art can change someone’s path.