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 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 Representative to the GAS Board of Directors

The Student Representative to the Glass Art Society Board of Directors is a vital position and we encourage full-time, college-level student members enrolled for the full school year to apply by self-nomination, supported by two references. 

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.

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.




Student Scholarships

Student Scholarships are available to assist student members of GAS in attending the annual Glass Art Society conference every year. Learn more about student scholarships.


GAS Student Exhibition: A Showcase of Emerging International Talent

The Glass Art Society holds a Student Exhibition each year. All artwork is submitted via an online application, then juried for awards and inclusion into the show. Students who are unable to ship their artwork or unable to attend the conference will still be eligible for awards, as all artwork will be juried in advance, via the online application.


Research Presentations

The Glass Art Society invites Graduate students from accredited colleges to display and discuss their research during the annual conference each year. Learn more about Research Presentations. 

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.