DEMONSTRATE, MENTOR & GROW.
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
Glass etching is a glass art technique that consists of applying acidic, caustic, or abrasive substances to the surface of the glass in order to roughen its texture in selected areas with the end goal of creating a design. There’s so much you can do with glass etching. Its uses range from adding text and design to simple glassware like cups and jars at home, to creating full-fledged, mind-blowing art pieces and decorations for museums and churches. Why glass etching? If you’ve seen etched glass, then you’re probably already aware of its intriguing appearance. The “frosted” look, produced by…read more
Glass blowing is a glass forming technique that humans have used to shape glass since the 1st century B.C. The technique consists of inflating molten glass with a blowpipe to form a sort of glass bubble, that can be molded into glassware for practical or artistic purposes. Thanks to the glass blowing process, glass has been one of the most useful materials in human society for centuries. We’ve laid the exact process, step by step, to give you a better understanding of how exactly we’ve made the best use of this wonderful material. From the furnace to the pipe Before…read more
Glassblowing is one of the most beautiful, practical, and versatile art forms. Since the 1st century B.C, humanity has recognized the importance and value of shaping glass, due to its many applications extending from the practical to the artistic. We have developed multiple techniques to make the best use of this wonderful material. If you’re interested in learning about this craft, whether it is as a profession or hobby, you have to start somewhere. That’s why we brought this short guide, where we’ll cover a few important aspects of glassblowing, in order to give you a better idea…read more