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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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