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Whether you're an artist working in another medium, a collector, a college student, or just someone fascinated by glass, we've got something for you! Depending on your interests and schedule, you may choose anything from a quick Make-it-Now experience to an 8-week class or weeklong summer intensive. Our classes are taught by both local and international professional artists. If you want to see classes on a particular date, use our calendar.

Active Kilnforming

Summer Intensives

All Skill Levels

MATTHEW SZOSZ Students in this class will experiment with methods to create three-dimensional sculptures from the kilns. This class will teach direct manipulation of fused glass bodies…

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Advanced Glassblowing

Summer Intensives

Intermediate, Advanced, Ace

DANTE MARIONI + JANUSZ POZNIAK This course will focus on sharpening off-hand glassblowing skills from a traditional studio perspective, with a strong emphasis on Venetian glassblowing…

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All You Can Eat Bead Week

Summer Intensives

Beginner, Intermediate

CORINA TETTINGER This class at PGC has quickly become Corina’s personal favorite class. Finally, there is time to learn enough to last you a long while as you grow as a bead maker.…

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Bag O' Tricks

Summer Intensives

Intermediate

JOHN MILLER + GABE FEENAN This class will focus on multiple glass working techniques from classical to cutting edge. Teamwork and collaboration will be encouraged. We will cover…

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Bead II

Multi-Week Classes

Intermediate

Take your beads to the next level! with Fig as your guide, learn more advanced decorative techniques, shapes, and improve your Moretti bead making skills. Intro to Beads, 24 hours…

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Beyond Fundamentals

Summer Intensives

Intermediate, Advanced, Ace

JANUSZ POZNIAK During this class, we will strive to become better at understanding hot glass as a material and the challenges of working with it. We will work on simple challenging…

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Blast It!

Summer Intensives

All Skill Levels

LYLA NELSON Applying techniques in the cold shop, this course will explore different approaches to creating imagery.  Utilizing black and white images, ideas will be executed using…

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Blown Glass Garden Floats

Workshops

Newbie, Beginner

Make your own beautiful glass object for your garden. In this 2-hour class, work with an instructor to gather, color and blow a beautiful glass ball to either hang in your garden or float on…

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Blown Glass Pumpkins

Workshops

Newbie, Beginner

Due to popular demand, everyone’s favorite fall workshop is now offered all year long. Real pumpkins come in all shapes and sizes and so do the ones you’ll create in this…

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Bodacious Beads

Workshops

Newbie, Beginner

Mesmerized by intricate, colorful glass beads and jewelry? Learn the secrets of how beads are made at the torch in this introductory session in the flame shop. You will have a chance to make…

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Boro A-33: Beginning Flameworking

Summer Intensives

Newbie, Beginner

TIM DRIER Students will be reinforcing basic foundational borosilicate skills, while building small projects. Our objective is to make objects, pieces that you can in turn sell to…

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Borosilicate Marbles

Summer Intensives

Intermediate

TREY CORNETTE In this class we will explore various styles of borosilicate marbles. We will be starting with Vortex style marbles to warm us up and then move on into compression…

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Bubble Anatomy

Summer Intensives

Intermediate, Advanced

DEVIN BURGESS This class will explore the technical understanding of blown glass.  Focusing on evaluating your basic setups and technical skills to execute ideas, we will push ideas…

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Cold Construction and Lamination

Summer Intensives

All Skill Levels

PAVEL NOVAK Using solid blocks of glass, students will experiment with many aspects of coldworking: cutting with a diamond saw, grinding with a silicon carbide grit, diamond wheels,…

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Coldworked Pendants

Workshops

Newbie, Beginner

Choose from a variety of transparent glass colors and coldworking techniques to transform a piece of flat glass into a one-of-a-kind pendant.  You will learn how to sandblast, carve,…

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Coldworking for Glass Beads

Summer Intensives

Intermediate, Advanced

LIBBY LEUCHTMAN   Finally a studio where you can go from the torch to the cold shop and create cutting edge soft glass beads! In this class, you will not only learn some of…

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Color Theory for Artists Working with Glass

Summer Intensives

Intermediate, Advanced

MARTIE NEGRI It's ironic that we work in a field that’s historically renowned for its color virtuosity and yet it seems as if the use of color today comes with a cautionary…

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Don't Be Koi

Summer Intensives

Intermediate

JODIE MCDOUGALL   Murrini is an Italian term for colored patters of images made in a long glass cane that are revealed when cut in cross-sections. They are designed by layering…

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Ed's Most Excellent Glass Adventure

Summer Intensives

Beginner, Intermediate

ED SCHMID Are you looking to expand your glassblowing horizons? This might be just the right trip for you! Learn from the guy that literally wrote the book on glassblowing. Through daily…

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Embossed Glasses

Workshops

Newbie, Beginner

Personalize your own beer mug, wine goblet, or drinking glass using sand blasting, glass carving, and dremeling techniques! Working with the glass that is provided for you, you’ll…

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Exploring the Pattern Bar

Summer Intensives

All Skill Levels

JIM WEILER In this course students will explore multiple approaches to generate and then integrate dynamic patterns within fused glass designs.  Students will learn the pattern bar…

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Fast Track Flameworking

Workshops

Newbie, Beginner

Flameworking is the technique of forming objects by melting glass rods and tubing at the torch. You will be amazed at what you can make – beads, marbles, chains and pendants to name a…

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Figurative Glass

Multi-Week Classes

Advanced

Learn how to sculpt figurative elements using both blown and solid glass forms. Heads, hands and full figures will be demonstrated and broken down into simple techniques that can be built…

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Flameworking II - Boro

Multi-Week Classes

Intermediate

If you want to expand your flameworking skills in Boroscilicate glass this class is for you. Learn both networking with rods and blowing with tubes. Start with a review of pulling points and…

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