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School Project

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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Keeping Kids Engaged with Etching All Summer!

By | News, School Project

The DMG School Project doesn’t slow down even when school lets out! All summer long we are proud to host the R’ Club’s middle school groups, giving them a comprehensive, educational experience that we hope inspires some of the children to pursue glass art. We’ve provided them with materials to prepare their own glass plates for etching ahead of time, but the real fun begins when they get here.  Their day begins with a tour of the Gallery and sculpture garden with Mr. Duncan to include a history and technical overview of studio glass, followed by a demonstration in the…

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