Tuesday, February 1, 2011

CHAP/Elements Glass

We have this AMAZING organization here called CHAP (Children's Healing Art Program) They provide art therapy to children in a couple of the local hospitals as well as programs for kids with disabilities and chronic illnesses. They have this awesome studio downtown filled with tons of art supplies where the kids can create with no limits. Paint literally covers every surface of this place! It is open to the public but as "VIPs", we get in free ;-)

This month, CHAP held an Art Club activity at a glass blowing studio (Elements Glass). The kids got to make their own glass ornaments. What an amazing experience.

Bryce standing back from the super hot 2000 degree oven that held the melted glass

rolling colored glass pieces onto his melted glass blob

melting the color on in the fire

coming out of the kiln

doing more rolling/shaping

Bryce then blew into a hose to form the glass into a ball...

Bryce's finished glass ornament


  1. That is so beautiful!!!! And what a fun experience! I'm hoping to take Henry to CHAP for a fun painting day sometime soon...thank you so much for telling us about it. And I'm happy to learn of a group that does such wonderful things for children. :)

  2. That is soooo COOL Denise. What a wonderful program....and Bryce looks like he had a ball ("literally").

  3. WOW!! What an amazing program! His ornament is absolutely gorgeous :)

  4. How cool! Wish we had something like that here. Elise would love it!

  5. That is soooo coool!!! I mean hot. lol. :) What a neat keepsake!