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Experience the wonder of creating your very own glass art by taking one of our classes! Sign up today!
Volunteers are crucial to the success of events for DMG School Project. We offer training for exhibition docents and welcome volunteers to assist with our popular “Etching Experience” classes and Second Saturday “Art Walk” Gallery openings. Share your love of Art by volunteering for any or all of our many activities.GET INVOLVED
DMG offers 13,000 square feet of unique events space, including two courtyards, “Chill Lounge” seating, capability for sit down dining, three indoor and outdoor bars, gallery and sculpture spaces, all within the Duncan McClellan Gallery environs. Our working hot glass Studio is available for demonstrations during your event. Proceeds from events benefit and support the DMG School Project.RENT OUR VENUE
Your individual or group sponsorship makes it possible for DMG School Project to host up to six annual Artists’ Residencies during which emerging and mid-career artists develop new bodies of work. These residencies vary from one to three months, and artists are supplied with materials, unlimited use of the Hot Shop and etching facilities, and receive a modest stipend. Residencies offer artists freedom from economic and scheduling constraints, resulting in heightened creative inspiration. DMG School Project also mentors its Artists-In-Residence, providing them with technical assistance, marketing and promotional materials, and Museum lecture opportunities.SPONSOR US
Your tax deductible donation helps fund all our programs at the DMG School Project: classes, lectures, school tours, artists’ residencies, free glassblowing demonstrations and programming for inner city schools. With the help of patrons like you, DMG School Project is able to bring the excitement of Arts Education to children and adults.SUPPORT DMG
The generosity of individuals like you have enabled DMG to provide this unique educational experience to over 20,000 children and adults since 2013. We encourage you to Get Fired Up ! for art, and the future of our community.
DM Glass studio was not only a rewarding and exciting experience for the students, but for our teachers as well. We developed and created extraordinary pieces of art which we could have never exposed our kids to if it wasn’t for DM Glass. The staff is extremely welcoming and caring, professional and entertaining, while the studio is breathtakingly beautiful. I would recommend this place for any teacher looking to expand the creativity of their students, to any school looking to expose students to new forms of art, and to any person looking to do something new. Thank you so much for welcoming us with open arms!Juliana Cabrera Pena Art teacher at Academy Prep of St Petersburg
This project made me feel artistic...it made me feel better about myself. This project changed me by making feel like I can actually draw.Kendrick 5th grade
I felt so happy because it was something I could do and I was good at. The studio changed me because it opened my eyes to another job and activity!Jazmine 6th grade
If you’ve ever had the opportunity to see glass artists creating their work, you may have heard them use some terms you’d never heard before. Like any other art or craft, the creation of glass art uses many special tools and pieces of equipment, and these things have names that people outside the glass art community aren’t familiar with. Whether you are planning to attend glassmaking workshop, want to spend some time in the Hot Glass Workshop at the Duncan McClellan Gallery watching artists create their works, or simply want to learn more about how glass art is made, this…read more
Over the last few decades there’s been a trend of cutting funding for arts education in public schools. Driving this trend is the common perception that arts education is somehow less essential than other branches of education, such as science, mathematics, and language skills. But this idea couldn’t be further from the truth. The Duncan McClellan Gallery created the DMG School Project because we’ve seen the expansive benefits of art education. Everyone involved with the project has a story about how art education has positively contributed to their life, but working with children has given us the chance to broadened…read more
Glassblowing, like most other art forms, uses specific materials that are unique to the discipline. If you’ve spent some time in a hot shop, like the St Pete Hot Glass Workshop at The Duncan McClellan Gallery watching the DMG School Project glass artists work, you’ve probably heard terms for materials that left you mystified. Getting familiar with terminology is a great first step to learning more about any art form, so we’ve put together this guide to help you better understand what these terms mean and how they are used in making glass art. Batch – The raw materials to…read more