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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.

Cold Construction and Lamination

Summer Intensives

All Levels

Instructor: Pavel Novak  Using solid blocks of glass you will experiment with many aspects of coldworking: cutting with the diamond saw, grinding with silicon carbide grit,…

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Creation and Reduction

Summer Intensives

All Levels

Instructor: Rye The earliest known evidence of human civilization has been derived from carved artifacts. Before we made tools from metal and ceramic, we used our hands to grind…

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Firing Thin Folded Forms

Summer Intensives

All Levels

Instructor: Nisha Bansil In this class we will cover all of the skills that you will need to create complex cast glass objects. Folding tessellated patterns out of paper can be a…

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Flameworking Fundamentals

Summer Intensives

All Levels

Instructor: Tim Drier This class is designed to start with marbles moving through various seal, and surface color application techniques to end up at the human form. You will have…

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Flameworking with Sally

Summer Intensives

All Levels

Instructor: Sally Prasch This will be a wonderful class covering both a bit of science and artistic glass. Using primarily borosilicate glass we will cover sculpture, flowers,…

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Glass Taxidermy

Summer Intensives

All Levels

Instructor: Alli Hoag In this one-week intensive we will be finding solutions to translate an array of natural forms and textures into glass, looking to conserve the finest detail…

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Monotype Printmaking and Kilncasting

Summer Intensives

All Levels

Instructor: Jen Blazina This class explores an innovative new approach to combine printmaking and kilncasting. The class will cover relief techniques through…

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monsterZ and friends

Spring Intensives

All Levels

Instructor: Chad Parker This course will cover most areas of flameworking boro glass and also some soft glass. I have invited a small group of my close friends who I consider to be…

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Narrative Imagery in Glass

Summer Intensives

All Levels

Instructor: Michael Janis In this class we will work on ways to create fused images on sheets of glass. Using glass frit powders, high-fire enamels, iron oxide decals, and more to…

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NEW! Borosilicate Marblez

Multi-Week Classes

All Levels

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NEW! Enamels + Powders = Imagery

Multi-Week Classes

All Levels

Layer screen printed and sifted powders to produce fused panels of beautiful imagery. Traditional imagery techniques in the form of enameling will also be covered. This class is all levels,…

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NEW! Multi-Part Mold Making

Multi-Week Classes

All Levels

In this class we will explore intermediate and advanced mold making techniques. We will create thin, delicate objects with 2-part press molds and then add depth to our castings with…

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Secret Language of Colors

Summer Intensives

All Levels

Instructor: Sayaka Suzuki This class will explore the traditional art nouveau style of pate de verre, a glass casting and mold making process using glass powders and frit. The…

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Summer 5-day Lunch Plan

Summer Intensives

All Skill Levels

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