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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.

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

Candle Bridges

Workshops

Intermediate

Use the skills and techniques learned in fused tiles workshops to create your own decorative display for your favorite candles. Cut and place color rods, stringers and pieces of glass to…

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Fused Glass Dishes (Slumping)

Workshops

Intermediate

Take your fusing to the next level. Create and cut a pattern from sheet glass and adorn that pattern with other glass accessories. Then after the initial full fuse, we will fire your tile a…

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Fusing Open Projects

Multi-Week Classes

Intermediate, Advanced

Come to class ready to explore new ideas and projects. Bring a sketchbook and ideas for you and the instructor to work through in this intermediate-advanced class. Intro to Fusing and…

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Gettin' Weird

Summer Intensives

Intermediate, Advanced

Instructor: Andrew Certo In this course, students will be challenged to find (or strengthen) their unique voice in glass. We will begin by sketching, building skills and discussing…

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Glassblowing with Found and Recycled Glass

Summer Intensives

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Ace

Instructors: Julian Maturino + Nanda Soderberg During this class, students will learn how to transform recycled and found glass via traditional glass working techniques in the hot and…

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Halloween Make-It-Now Fused Pumpkins!

Make-it-Now

All Skill Levels

Register early for PGC's most popular Make-It-Now session. Try your hand at creating your very own fused pumpkin, skull or other ghoulish character. $25/tile  We reserve a…

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Halloween Make-It-Now Pendants!

Make-it-Now

All Skill Levels

Register early for PGC's most popular Make-It-Now session. Try your hand at flameworking and help create your very own ghoulish pendant or Dia de los Muertos skull pendant.…

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Halloween Make-It-Now Pumpkins!

Make-it-Now

All Skill Levels

Join us for PGC's most popular Make-It-Now session. Choose the colors and help create your very own blown glass pumpkin!  $35/person If you would like your group to stay…

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Hot Glass 2

Multi-Week Classes

Intermediate

Now that you’re hooked on hot glass, how do you keep the momentum going? By enrolling in Hot 2, you will become more proficient working with glass. Refine and vary the cup and bowl…

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Hot Glass Open Projects

Multi-Week Classes

Intermediate, Advanced

This class will offer students the choice of either watching weekly technique driven demonstrations or working on independent projects with the guidance of the instructor. This class can be…

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Intermediate Fusing

Multi-Week Classes

Intermediate

We will focus on perfecting our glass cutting skills and knowledge while revisiting ideas and techniques from Introduction to Fusing and Slumping. Learn new ways to make your work unique by…

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Intermediate Stained Glass

Multi-Week Classes

Intermediate

Take your stained glass skills to the next level. We will learn the traditional techniques of the master stained glass craftsmen combined with the use of current materials and technology.…

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Marketing for Artists

Summer Intensives

All Skill Levels

This free workshop focuses on organized steps for marketing your art, with the results of getting better exposure, professional contacts and better sales. It starts with tips on how to…

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Murrine Methods

Summer Intensives

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Instructor: Penny Rakov In this class we will concentrate on the various methods that can be employed to create Murrine in the glass studio. Making and using Murrine does not…

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Pushing Pattern

Summer Intensives

Intermediate

Instructor: Corey Pemberton How do you imitate the weave of a Nigerian tapestry in glass?  How do you create a vessel with the radiance of thousand-year-old Spanish tile? This class…

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Raising Cane

Multi-Week Classes

Newbie, Beginner, Intermediate

Put another twist on the traditional art of pulled fancy glass cane. Filgrana, Zanfirico and Lattachino will be covered. Don’t let the fancy Italian names intimidate you. Your fearless…

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Reticello Is for Punks

Summer Intensives

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Instructor: Claire Kelly This class is for students who wish to start working with cane or are looking to practice more complicated work. The goal will be to learn to pull colored glass…

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Shaping Reality: Hollow Sculpting in the Flame

Summer Intensives

Intermediate, Advanced, Ace

Instructor: Chris Ahalt In this class students will learn how to sculpt, sculpt, sculpt! Hollow sculpting will be the main focus but we’ll mix in some classic Venetian techniques…

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SiO2 Flameworking (Int/Adv)

High School

Intermediate, Advanced

Continue where you left off in Intro to Flameworking. In this 12-week class, students will fine-tune their skills. The focus will be on color application, sculptures, independent projects…

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SiO2 Glassblowing (Int/Adv)

High School

Intermediate, Advanced

This 12-week intermediate class will take the fundamentals that students learned in the beginning class and elaborate on more difficult blown shapes as well as new color applications.…

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Summer 5-day Lunch Plan

Summer Intensives

All Skill Levels

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