Hands-on activities are a great way to enhance a visit to Pittsburgh Glass Center and get a taste of glass making in a short period of time. No experience is required. Instructors lead each…
Get your friends together and try something new!
Private groups visit Pittsburgh Glass Center for an educational and exciting exercise in teamwork, communication, and creativity. They are great for friends, family, classes and clubs.
Choose to see a demonstration and go on a tour OR roll up your sleeves and go right to the torch, furnace or fusing studio and create your own glass art. No experience is necessary and all materials are provided. Experienced artists lead the groups on tours and through hands-on glassmaking activities.
Schedule your group for any time of the year!
There are four private group options:
Private Make-it-Now ($30-$40/person)
Get a taste of glass! With 5 or more people, you can schedule for a get-your-feet-wet experience, working with an instructor for 15-20 minutes to make an item with minimal involvement. Each person makes one item and the group can expect to be at PGC for about one hour.
Demonstration and Tour ($7-$15/person)
With 10 or more people, schedule a narrated glassblowing and/or flameworking demonstration to watch artists gather, shape and blow amazing works of art. Then, go on a guided tour in our contemporary glass art gallery to learn about a new contemporary glass artist and Pittsburgh's rich history in glass. This option does not include the opportunity to make something in glass. The group can expect to be at PGC for about one hour.
Hands-On Activity ($35-$45/person)
With 5 or more people, you can schedule a make-it-now + demo + tour that gives you the chance to see artists work together to create a beautiful piece before making your own item. Then, you'll take a tour of the facility to learn a bit more about studio glass art and glass art in Pittsburgh. Each person makes one item and the group can expect to be at PGC for about two hours.
Private Two Hour Workshops ($80-100/person)
With 4 or more people, you can schedule a two-hour workshop. You get to do it all, except gathering glass from the furnace. This option is the most hands-on. Each person will make two items and the group can expect to be at PGC for about two hours.
To schedule a private group, EMAIL or call us at 412-365-2145 x214.