The Paly Fiery Arts Booster Club supports the mission of creating opportunities for all students to participate in a comprehensive sculpture curriculum, with an emphasis in the Fiery Arts. Paly students have access to glass blowing, bead making, and jewelry as well as a full ceramic and sculpture studio. This is a unique opportunity for students to engage in hands-on projects that will encourage visualization and creativity as well as develop the technical skills and methods of an artist and craftsperson.
There are only a few public high schools in the nation that have a glass-blowing studio, and I am happy to say our program is one of the best. Students have access to a glass and ceramics studio that is comparable to that of many college programs.
As you can imagine, a program of this size and scope can put a demand on time and resources. The studio has to self fund its operating budget of about $50,000 per year. We rely on your donations in the Back to School Packet and class lab donations. Our glass sales are another great way to support the program. The money we raise provides materials, maintenance, and a safe and creative environment. We have a strong fundraising program that you can participate in. Your donation is critical to being able to offer these art classes. We have weekend workshops open to the public as well.
You are invited to our big Fall fundraising Sale at Paly in September We will have over 800 handcrafted pieces of glass art for sale: pumpkins, apples, pears, hearts, flowers, seashells, functional ware, vases, and more. All of the pieces are hand-blown by instructors, alumni, and students. Come see the live glass-blowing demonstrations. Please invite your family and friends for a festive event. Our Holiday sale will be the Winter Fiery Arts Sale in December. Check the Paly.net calendar for the dates or the Paly Glass website below.
Please support the Paly Fiery Arts and make a donation by either sending a check or using our PayPal account:
Send checks to Paly Sculpture, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, CA 94301 (Please make checks payable to “Paly Fiery Arts”)
Log onto www.paypal.com, click on “Send” on the top bar, type in our email address PalyFieryArts@gmail.com , click on “Goods or Services” and click continue. You can make a donation using a credit or debit card or an existing PayPal account.