Students and Continuing Education

The Glass Art Society offers many benefits specifically to full-time student members and encourages and supports students of all ages and levels.

Student Membership

GAS offers discounted membership for part-time and full-time students ($40 USD) enrolled in at least one course at an accredited, degree-granting high school, college, or university. Special opportunities are offered just for student members throughout the year. Proof of student status is required when joining.

Classes & Workshops

View a list of schools offering classes, workshops and/or degree programs. Schools are organized alphabetically by country and state for the US. Download various lists and start researching the right program or class for you in your area.

Student Scholarships

Student Scholarships are available to assist student members of GAS (must meet eligibility requirements) in attending the annual Glass Art Society conference, which is held in a new location every year.  Learn more about student scholarships. Instructions for scholarship applications to attend 2017 GAS conference in Norfolk, VA will be available in winter 2016.

Student Representative to the GAS Board of Directors

The Student Representative to the Glass Art Society Board is a vital position and we encourage all full-time, college-level student members enrolled for the full school year to apply by self-nomination supported by two references. The Student Representative serves as the primary intermediary between student members of the Glass Art Society and general membership (as represented by the current GAS Board). An excellent professional development opportunity, this position plays an important role in communicating the benefits of GAS membership to students interested in art made with glass. Next deadline to apply is October 17, 2016.

Become a GAS Student Liaison

The Glass Art Society recognizes one Student Liaison per accredited school annually to represent the students and professors for that school. Learn more and sign up to become a liaison.

Student Exhibitions

GAS provides two special opportunities for current student members to have their work featured in exhibitions.
International Online Student Exhibition: The Glass Art Society hosts an International Student Online Exhibition each year, which includes an online gallery of eligible submitted works and a Juried Selection Catalogue published on View the 2015 International Student Online Exhibition. Applications for the 2016 International Student Online Exhibition are due November 11, 2016. 
International Student Exhibition at the GAS Conference: Student members of GAS who are registered for the annual conference can display their artwork on site in the conference city! Eligible students must be members of GAS and currently enrolled in an accredited, degree-seeking program. More information about the 2017 International Student Exhibition in Norfolk, VA will be available soon, and in the meantime you can learn more about the International Student Exhibition hosted at the 2016 GAS conference in Corning, NY.
Learn more about the student exhibition at the conference and online exhibitions.

The Thesis Shelf

GAS members are graduating from MFA and PhD programs all year long. In an effort to help disseminate the knowledge these students have gathered in their theses, GAS began making select academic papers available to GAS members online. View the Thesis Shelf


The Glass Art Society reserves the right to deny applications for Technical Display, advertising participation, GAS membership or the conference from anyone for any reason.