classes at pittsburgh glass center

About our Classes

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. 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 noted, you must be at least 14 years old to take a class or workshop.


browse classes

Explore our many educational options, which range from 15-minute Make-It-Now workshops—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.


Make-it-Now Classes

Try glassmaking in 15 minutes or less! PGC’s Make-It-Now workshops are an opportunity to try glassmaking and no experience is necessary. Make-It-Now is intended for groups of four or fewer. If you have a larger group, private workshops are available.


apply for scholarships

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.