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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


Deanna Clayton creates glass sculpture in vessel form as well as figurative works. She specializes in the glass casting technique called pate de verre. She has taught classes in her techniques at places such as Corning Glass in  New York, The Cleveland Institute of Art, and our very own DMG Glass Project in St Petersburg, Florida.

Deanna Clayton was introduced to glass right out of high school while earning her Associates in Fine Arts degree. Deanna then continued her education in glass at Kent State University. After two years, she moved to Champaign-Urbana, IL to attend the University of Illinois and finished her Bachelors Degree. While still attending the University she started her glass studio. Deanna is a master glass artist with over 25 years of glassmaking experience and working with hot glass.

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This class will begin on March 8th and space is limited, so sign up as soon as you can! All the information you need to know can be found on our events page.


Glass Immersion Weekend with Paul Nelson


Paul Nelson has been working as an independent artist in hot glass and other media for over 20 years. Much of Paul’s current work focuses on portraiture, narrative, and a sort of re-contextualization of the sculpted subject, via their cultural and historical contributions to society. The use of thick cast glass in Paul’s sculpture allows the element of light to enhance this purpose.

Paul received his B.A. In Studio Art and World Religion in 1992 from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky.  Paul finished his M.F.A. in Sculpture at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in 1997 and then moved to Louisville, Kentucky to continue his professional career.

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April is right around the corner! This class begins on April 12th and all of the information about it can be found right here.


Other Hot Glass Opportunities

We have plenty of opportunities to work with hot glass aside from our immersion weekends. We hold glass etching classes on the third Saturday of every month, one-day hot glass classes on select Saturdays, and hot glass blowing 6-week courses. Check our register for classes page to see the dates!