The Glass Art Society offers many benefits specifically to 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. Scholarship application deadline to attend 2018 GAS conference in Murano has been extended to February 26, 2018. 

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.

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 institution. Learn more and sign up to become a liaison.

Student Exhibitions

In 2018 the GAS International Online Student Exhibition and the International Student Exhibition at the GAS Conference will happen concurrently in Murano, Italy! 

This year, due to the location of the conference in Europe, ALL SUBMISSIONS, whether intended for the International Online Student Exhibition or the International Student Exhibition, MUST BE PRE-SUBMITTED ONLINE BEFORE FEBRUARY 26, 2018

This process will allow the Glass Art Society, its board and its guest jurors to review all possible work before the 2018 GAS Conference in Murano. All students, whether attending the conference or not, will be considered for awards or placement in our annual student catalogue. Awardees will be notified on April 1, 2018, and will then be able to decide if they would like their work to be displayed in person during the conference.*  All submitted work will be shown either through a projected slideshow or physically displayed during the conference.

Submit your work for the 2018 Student Exhibition. 

View past International Student Online Exhibitions. 

Learn more about the International Student Exhibition hosted at the 2017 GAS conference in Norfolk, VA.

*Non-European Union students who would like to present their work in the International Student Exhibition should be aware that they will be responsible for paying shipping costs, import/export fees and duty on their declared artwork when travelling. Students looking to avoid the costs of bringing their artwork into the country are still encouraged to submit their work for placement in the International Student Exhibition slideshow.


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 is 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.