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About Our Classes

About Our Classes

One of our principal goals at Pittsburgh Glass Center is education. We teach others about the incredible beauty, versatility, and science of glass in order to foster appreciation of its many creative possibilities and advance the culture that has developed around it.

Explore our many educational options, which range from 15-minute Make-It-Now events—if you want just a taste of the glassmaking experience—to full 8-week courses and summer intensives—if you seek in-depth experience and specialized skills. Classes are taught by local and international glass artists who provide superior guidance and demonstrate safe and effective studio practice as you build your skills.

Unless otherwise stated, we welcome students at least 14 years of age or older to participate in our introductory 2-hour workshops and students 5 and older for our Make-It-Now events. An adult must accompany children under 14 years old.


Our studios are open to everyone who wants to learn and create. We offer a variety of scholarships in an effort to make our classes accessible to as many people as possible. Full-and half-tuition scholarships are available for all classes and workshops. Every student is eligible to apply for merit-based, half-tuition scholarships, while students of color and veterans are qualified to apply for full scholarships. Learn more about our scholarships here.

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