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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.

Coldworking: The Space in Between

Summer Intensives

All Levels

Instructor: Heike Brachlow Starting with solid blocks, this class will explore glass as a sculptural material through coldworking. Focusing on multi-part sculptures, we will…

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Collage + Combine | Remix + Redux

Summer Intensives

All Levels

Instructors: Carrie Iverson + Jeremy Scidmore In this experimental class you will use multiple printmaking and painting with glass processes mixed with glass cutting techniques to…

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Compression Marbles

Summer Intensives

All Levels

Instructor: Sabina Boehm In this class students will explore several different applications of well known techniques including the compression technique (also referred to as…

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F@!& that G!

Summer Intensives

All Levels

Instructor: Matthew Day Perez No no, Get your mind out of the gutter! Fuse that Glass! This five day workshop will introduce you to unconventional ways of utilizing the kiln for…

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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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Layer Upon Layer of Powders and Possibility

Summer Intensives

All Levels

Instructor: Catherine Newell Thorough familiarity with materials and process allows us to work collaboratively with both. Outcome becomes less important than the actual making of…

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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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Modern Glass Painting

Summer Intensives

All Levels

Instructor: Joseph Cavalieri While painting onto glass dates back to medieval times, this workshop offers modern techniques for applying imagery on the glass surface. Hand painting,…

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Summer 5-day Lunch Plan

Summer Intensives

All Skill Levels

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