Learn glassmaking at Pittsburgh Glass Center

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.

Unless otherwise noted, you must be at least 14 years old to take a class or workshop at Pittsburgh Glass Center.

Lampworking for Chandelier Construction

Summer Intensives

Intermediate

Instructors: Janis Miltenberger and Susan Taylor Glasgow Lampworking is a wonderful technique to create components that can be combined to form both functional and non-functional…

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Make Your Own Cups

Summer Intensives

Advanced, Ace

Instructors: Michael Schunke and Josie Gluck We're going to make cups. You are going to watch and ask questions. You're going to draw and we're going to give…

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Make Your Own Glass Mark!

Summer Intensives

Beginner

Instructors: Csilla Szilágyi and Gergely Mindák Follow us and see the whole process of making glass and concrete stamps from the first drawing to the last print. This…

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Making Faces: Sculpting Inside the Boro Bubble

Summer Intensives

Intermediate, Advanced, Ace

Instructor: Nikolai Morse This class will focus on inside sculpting techniques adapted from soft glass. We will cover how to give faces and figures a more realistic look through…

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Nuts & Bolts / Form & Color

Summer Intensives

Intermediate

Instructors: Boyd Sugiki and Lisa Zerkowitz Through the exploration of a variety of forms and color applications, you will gain confidence while refining skills and…

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Press Molded Pâte de Verre Relief Casting

Summer Intensives

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Ace

Instructor: Katherine Rutecki In this class we will be learning, step-by-step, the process involved in sculpting, molding and firing a press molded pâte-de-verre…

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Rhythm and Repetition

Summer Intensives

Newbie, Beginner

Instructor: Suzie Ririe Glassblowing embodies the idea of rhythm through repetitive steps to reach a creative goal. In this class, we will begin learning the basics of glassblowing…

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Sheet Glass Murrini for Blown Vessels

Summer Intensives

Intermediate

Instructor: Giles Bettison Your instructor will explain the content and different source material he uses for his work. From that starting point he will discuss different…

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Summer 5-Day Lunch Plan

Summer Intensives

All Skill Levels

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The Box and Triptych Wall Panels

Summer Intensives

All Skill Levels

Instructor: Alyssa Oxley This class is an exploration of techniques to construct 3 different glass boxes with fitted decorative lids, and a wall panel that will feature a small triptych…

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Yo! Hot Glass Fundamentals

Summer Intensives

Newbie, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Instructor: Leo Tecosky Yo! Ready to gather molten glass from the furnace, and then mold it by hand into cups, solid sculptures or any other object your heart desires?…

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