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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.

Achieve Your Ideas Through Problem Solving

Summer Intensives

Intermediate, Advanced

Instructor: Tom Rowney Blown glass has a life of its own, and we all want to harness the amazing qualities that it can produce. In this class you will focus on drawings and ideas of…

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Advanced Stained Glass and Enameling

Multi-Week Classes

Advanced

After learning the basics of stained glass construction in our introductory and intermediate stained glass courses, we invite you to challenge yourself with a more complicated pattern or…

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Approaches to Creativity

Summer Intensives

Intermediate, Advanced

Instructor: Kazuki Takizawa What is creativity? How does one become more creative? As glassmakers, we are prone to be immersed in building our skill level. We surround ourselves…

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Between the Lines

Summer Intensives

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Ace

Instructor: Jason Forck This course will explore the many uses of line in glassblowing. From form and profile, to pattern and surface the class will navigate the use of optic…

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Bowled Over By Cane

Summer Intensives

Advanced

Instructor: Katherine Gray & Nancy Callan This class will be devoted solely to pulling cane and making bowls. We will explore various traditional and non-traditional…

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Design/Collaborate/Fabricate

Summer Intensives

Intermediate, Advanced

Instructor: Benjamin Cobb & Pablo Soto Working with glass is already a difficult task, never mind doing it with a different crew, or in a strange place. We intend to…

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Do the Right Thing/k

Summer Intensives

Intermediate, Advanced, Ace

Instructor: Janusz Pozniak In this one-week class, I will do my best to explain, encourage, correct, and hopefully inspire, you as a student. Not only through demonstrating basic…

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Exploratoria

Summer Intensives

Intermediate, Advanced

Instructors: Rik Allen and Shelley Muzylowski Shelley's background in oil painting lends unique surface, texture, and color application to her blown glass…

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Fictional Sculpting

Summer Intensives

Intermediate, Advanced, Ace

Instructor: Danny White  This class will focus both on the development of the artwork and the development of the artist. You will be pushed to think outside of yourself using…

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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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Glassmatism: Analysis Guides Action

Spring Intensives

Intermediate, Advanced

instructor: Joe Cariati No matter your particular interest in blown glass, whether it is making patterns, cup making, or complex vessel forming, there are fundamental exercises that…

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Hot Glass 3

Multi-Week Classes

Advanced

In this class, you will be encouraged to focus on techniques that interest you as a developing glass artist while still receiving direction and support to refine basic skills and…

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Hot Glass 4 Open Projects

Multi-Week Classes

Advanced, Ace

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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Lifeforms: Nature in Glass

Summer Intensives

Intermediate, Advanced, Ace

Instructor: Robert Mickelsen This class will focus on imagery taken from nature as subjects for artistic expression in flameworked glass. You will learn techniques for compelling…

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Make Your Mark

Summer Intensives

Intermediate, Advanced

Instructor: Sarah E. Gilbert With a focus on engraving glass you will split your time between the cold shop and the hot shop. After making basic shapes in the hot shop we will…

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NEW! Advanced Blown Forms

Multi-Week Classes

Advanced, Ace

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NEW! Advanced Sculpting

Multi-Week Classes

Advanced, Ace

p.p1 {margin: 4.5px 0.0px 2.9px 0.0px; line-height: 9.2px; font: 8.0px 'Futura PT'} Jump into sculpting more challenging forms through the use of the garage to premake parts and…

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NEW! Blow Hose: Friend or Foe?

Multi-Week Classes

Advanced, Ace

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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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What’s Your Networking Problem?

Summer Intensives

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Ace

Instructor: Eunsuh Choi This class will focus on building a solid foundation for networking techniques. Networking techniques can be used from small to large scale for a flameworked…

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