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Glass Art Universe Is Coming To St. Pete March 28-30

By | Events, News

Glass Art Universe, put together by the prestigious Glass Art Society, is coming to St Pete. March 28-30th. Approximately 1,000 members of the Seattle-based Glass Art Society will take over St Pete for a truly special event. DMG School Project will be there and we hope to see as many of you as possible! What Is The Glass Art Society? The Glass Art Society is an international non-profit organization founded in 1971 whose purpose is to encourage excellence, to advance education, to promote the appreciation and development of the glass arts, and to support the worldwide community of artists who…

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Hot Glass Classes Coming Up at DMG School

By | Events, School Project

Personal growth through art knows no age or physical limits. Creativity is an integral part of people everywhere and the DMG School Project believes there is an artist in everyone. We also believe that the classes that we offer can fire up the imagination and allow both novice and expert artists alike, the thrill of creating hot glass art. There are plenty of exciting hot glass classes coming up here at the DMG School Project that we want you to know about! Glass Immersion Weekend with Deanna Clayton Background Deanna Clayton creates glass sculpture in vessel form as well as…

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Master Glass Artist: What Does it Take?

By | Glass Facts

The label of Master Glass Artist is a rare one that carries a level of prestige that few other art forms command. Chances are, if you were walking down the street in any given city, even St. Pete, you probably wouldn’t bump into a master glass artist too often. Maybe never! Obviously, it takes a lot of work to become a master of anything. Malcolm Gladwell famously suggested in his book Outliers it takes at least 10,000 hours of deliberate practice to become “world-class” at any one thing. His examples included Bill Gates and the Beatles. For reference, that is…

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How Art Education Helps Youth Grow

By | News

DMG School Project believes there is an artist in everyone. We are also advocates of art education, youth learning, and excelling in all other facets of life as a consequence of learning about and participating in the arts. The earlier kids are exposed to the arts, the more time they have to master them. And once kids begin to improve, they will become proud of the work they do. This is key for engaging and motivating young minds, which encourages lifelong learning and success. Academic Success Kids that succeed in school learn the value of hard work, sacrifice, taking their…

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Five Fun Facts About Modern Glassblowing

Five Fun Facts About Modern Glassblowing

By | Glass Facts

Teaching the public about the art of glassmaking is our passion at the Duncan McClellan Gallery and the DMG School Project. Creating glass art is a complex and fascinating discipline, and we want to share it with anyone who wants to learn. Whether you are a student planning to take a class in our hot shop, a teacher looking to organize an event with our mobile glass blowing lab, or an aspiring glass artist, there are always new and exciting things to learn about this art form. Check out this list of five interesting and fun facts about modem glassblowing….

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Introduction to Basic Glassblowing Tools and Equipment

By | Glass Facts

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…

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Here’s Why Art Education is Important for Everyone

By | School Project

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…

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Introduction to Basic Glassblowing Materials

By | Glass Facts

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…

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