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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.

Beads 2

Multi-Week Classes

Intermediate

p.p1 {margin: 4.5px 0.0px 2.9px 0.0px; line-height: 9.2px; font: 8.0px 'Futura PT'} Take your beads to the next level. With Michael Mangiafico as your guide, learn more advanced…

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Beyond the Cup

Multi-Week Classes

Intermediate

This class is great for any Hot 1 or Hot 2 student looking to further their form and practice their skills beyond the eight-week classes. More hot glass time and practice along with forms…

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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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Flame 2

Multi-Week Classes

Intermediate

In Flame 2 things begin to flow more naturally. Hand and glass control, and multi-tasking while remaining in one spot is much easier. This class will help you sharpen your skills.…

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Fused Glass Dishes (Slumping)

Workshops

Intermediate

Create and cut a pattern from sheet glass and adorn that pattern with other glass accessories. After the initial full fuse, we will fire your tile a second time, slumping it into a form and…

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Fusing Open Projects

Multi-Week Classes

Intermediate

In this advanced class, work on your own fusing and slumping ideas. Bring your creativity and ambition to this DIY fusing class. Students will be guided through the creation of their ideas…

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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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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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Make-It-Now Fused Ornaments

Make-it-Now

All Skill Levels

Create your own fused glass ornament in our kiln studio to hang on the tree or in a window! $25/tile We always reserve space in the studio for walk-ins, so if time slots appear full,…

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Make-It-Now Ornaments

Make-it-Now

All Skill Levels

Create your own blown glass ornament to hang on the tree or in a window!  We always reserve space in the studio for walk-ins, so if time slots appear full, please still join us.…

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NEW! Cane Pulling Basics

Multi-Week Classes

Intermediate

p.p1 {margin: 4.5px 0.0px 2.9px 0.0px; line-height: 9.2px; font: 8.0px 'Futura PT'} This class is a great starting point if you want to learn to pull cane. Start with the…

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NEW! Color Application in Glass

Multi-Week Classes

Intermediate

p.p1 {margin: 4.5px 0.0px 2.9px 0.0px; line-height: 9.2px; font: 8.0px 'Futura PT'} Explore the simpler side of using frit, powder, and color bar to create intriguing patterns in…

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NEW! Intermediate Beadmaking

Multi-Week Classes

Intermediate

Take your beads to the next level! Learn more advanced decorative techniques, shapes and improve your Moretti beadmaking skills. Basic materials provided and students will be allotted a…

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NEW! Roman Replication

Multi-Week Classes

Intermediate

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NEW! Stack and Tack

Multi-Week Classes

Intermediate

p.p1 {margin: 4.5px 0.0px 2.9px 0.0px; line-height: 9.2px; font: 8.0px 'Futura PT'} Explore the Incalmo process with a touch of coldworking. Create a variety of different colored…

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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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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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