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History of glassblowing

Five Fun Facts About the History of Glassblowing

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At the Duncan McClellan Gallery and the DMG School Project, we love sharing the wonders of glass art and glass making with our local community, tourists, students, and anyone who wants to learn about this amazing art form. When you visit the gallery and spend some time in our on site Hot Glass Workshop, you are sure to learn a lot about modern glass art. For those planning to visit, or those who’ve already been to the gallery but want to learn more, we’ve put together a list of five fun and interesting facts about glassblowing throughout history.   Mother…

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Five Fun Facts About Modern Glassblowing

Five Fun Facts About Modern Glassblowing

By | School Project

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

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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

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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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Art Walk Recap

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This past 2nd Saturday Art Walk was a blast!  Our Emerging Artists in residents successfully installed their show in the DM Gallery.  They gave great presentations on the new body...
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