Glass is one of the premier mediums for new and emerging artists to explore. Despite its humble origins in the garage of a Toledo museum in 1960, the Studio Glass Movement is now one of the most important recent advancements in the world of contemporary art. In this class, students will discover the history of the Studio Art Glass Movement and its founding artists. An overview of glass techniques and examples of glass art will familiarize the student with materials and techniques. Field trips are planned to the Imagine Museum and the Duncan McClellan Gallery in St. Petersburg; the Ringling Museum Kotler-Coville Glass Pavilion; the Ringling College campus to view the Basch Gallery collection; and the hot shop at the Basch Visual Arts Center. Museum and gallery entrance fees are additional. The field trip to St. Petersburg will last a half day.