Health | Connection | Growth
Art is therapeutic and making art can improve and enhance physical, mental, and emotional health and well-being. In addition, art experiences help us develop empathy and aesthetic appreciation, leading to a more fulfilling life.
Local Glass Studio Foundation supports free or reduced-cost therapeutic glass art activities for individuals experiencing life challenges like: disease, mental-health disorders, domestic violence, harassment, PTSD, disability, and/or poverty. We aspire to provide positive, enriching glass art opportunities for everyone.
For those who are diagnosed with cancer or any other disease, Local Glass Studio Foundation offers positive, enriching glass art experiences that aim to provide relief, release, respite, and support for the challenges of disease.
The Foundation also looks to reach family members caring for those affected by disease who could use a break from their routine and could benefit from the opportunity to connect with others in similar situations.
Our program for teens is designed to provide support, mentorship, and artistic expression to teenagers facing social difficulties and depression. The program aims to create a nurturing and inclusive environment where participants can explore their creativity, develop valuable life skills, and establish meaningful connections with mentors and peers.
This program runs quarterly, and teens are required to apply or be referred by a therapist.
With seniors, Local Glass Studio Foundation looks for those individuals' experiencing feelings of isolation and provides them an opportunity for social interaction and creativity. The program is "coffee-club style" where participants can work on individual or group projects in a group setting.
The Foundation is especially interested in reaching participants who have met barriers to art experiences, including individuals with special needs and disadvantaged youth. It is our desire to provide a space where these individuals can access glass art without physical, emotional, or monetary barriers. Art is for everyone.