A formula that shatters the notion of glass, SiO2 is a hands-on glass art program for young artists taught in one of the top glass studios in the U.S.

SiO2 students create glass art, learn the scientific principles behind glass and apply the life lessons inherent in studio glass art such as teamwork, discipline, communication, leadership, achievement and respect. 

View photos from classes and exhibtions.

Pittsburgh Glass Center offers 10- and 12-week after school programs in the fall and winter, plus a one-week boot camp in the summer.  

All students participating in the after school classes will have the opportunity to showcase work made during class in an end of session exhibition, and have that work professionally photographed.  These photos will be provided to the students to use in their portfolio at no additional cost.


MOLTN 1-Day Teen Glass Sampler (grades 6–12) — April 16
SiO2 Glassblowing (grades 9–12) — February 19–April 30
SiO2 Flameworking (grades 9–12) — February 19–April 30
SiO2 Kilnforming (grades 9–12) — February 19–April 30
Summer Teen Boot Camp (grades 6–12) — July 8–12

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE! The deadline for Summer 2019 Teen Boot Camp scholarships is June 1. Learn more and apply online!

Over 700 students have participated in the young artist programs at Pittsburgh Glass Center from schools and home school programs all over the region including: Avonworth, Baldwin, CAPA, Carrick, Central Catholic, Ellis, Fox Chapel, Mars, Mt. Lebanon, Neighborhood Academy, North Allegheny, North Hills, Norwin, Oakland Catholic, Peabody, Penn Hills, Pine Richland, Quaker Valley, Sacred Heart, Seneca Valley, Shady Side Academy, Taylor Allderdice, Upper St. Clair, Winchester Thurston, Woodland Hills, and more. Many students have received special awards and recognition from their schools for their commitment, creativity and dedication. They have gone on to receive art scholarships at colleges such as Alfred University, Carnegie Mellon University, College for Creative Studies, Rhode Island School of Design and Tyler School of Art to name a few.

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