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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.

NEW! Krobo Beads

Multi-Week Classes

Newbie, Beginner

p.p1 {margin: 4.5px 0.0px 2.9px 0.0px; line-height: 9.2px; font: 8.0px 'Futura PT'} Get inspired by the ingenuity and thrift that characterized the old techniques used by artists in…

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New! MOLTN Saturday

High School

Newbie, Beginner

Spend your Saturday at PGC working with a molten material. Glass is hot and it can be manipulated in many ways. You’ll learn three different glassmaking techniques: glassblowing from a…

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NEW! Roman Replication

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 focuses on a historical approach to glassblowing and takes inspiration from Pre-Murano…

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New! Sculpted Glass Tree Paperweights

Workshops

Newbie, Beginner

Start building a forest of winter pine trees in this hot sculpting workshop. Gather, shape and add color to create your own festive tree. Can't find a time that works for…

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NEW! Solid Miniatures

Multi-Week Classes

Newbie, Beginner

This introductory Borosilicate glass class will cover the basic skills to build a foundation as a flameworker. Safety, tool use, control of molten glass, proper seals and manipulation will…

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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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NEW! Vitreography

Multi-Week Classes

Newbie, Beginner

p.p1 {margin: 4.5px 0.0px 2.9px 0.0px; line-height: 9.2px; font: 8.0px 'Futura PT'} Carve, etch, and grind imagery and patterns into a sheet of glass which you will then run through…

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New! Window Pockets

Workshops

Newbie, Beginner

Explore the art of fusing while making an array of functional window or wall hangings. Learn how to cut sheet glass and adorn your design with frit and stringers to create your own bud vase,…

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Pendant Passion

Multi-Week Classes

Newbie, Beginner

Spend 8 weeks creating your own collection of unique Borosilicate pendants. You will melt and manipulate glass while learning a number of different techniques while building a solid…

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Pulled Glass Flowers

Workshops

Newbie, Beginner

p.p1 {margin: 4.5px 0.0px 2.9px 0.0px; line-height: 9.2px; font: 8.0px 'Futura PT'} In the hot shop, glass flowers are sprouting up everywhere. Make your own colorful glass flower…

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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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Recycled Bottles

Workshops

Newbie, Beginner

Learn to repurpose old wine or beer bottles and jars and turn them into functional glasses, vases or candle holders. Bring 2–4 bottles or jars and then cut, polish, sandblast or…

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Screenprinted Coasters

Workshops

Newbie, Beginner

Working with a variety of sheet and powdered glass you will create a set of fun and functional coasters. A plethora of patterns and images will be provided for you to choose from while…

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Sculpted Glass Paperweights

Workshops

Newbie, Beginner

This workshop is an easy way to try out hot glass before taking a longer class. Under the guidance of an experienced instructor, learn how to shape and add color to molten glass to make a…

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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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SiO2 Flameworking

High School

Newbie, Beginner

This 10-week class will introduce students to the use of heat and gravity to shape molten glass at the torch. After a discussion of studio set-up and safety, demonstrations will alternate…

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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

High School

Newbie, Beginner

In this 10-week program, young artists will focus on building their skills and understanding hot glass. This is a great course for a student that has taken a PGC workshop or is just…

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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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SiO2 Kilnforming

High School

Newbie, Beginner

Have you ever wanted to make a glass chess piece, artichoke or cast of your own hand? Learn several casting techniques in this 10-week class. Form and shape your own sculpture in clay and…

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SiO2 Teen Boot Camp

High School

Newbie, Beginner

Teens age 12-18 take over Pittsburgh Glass Center in this intensive class! This one-week summer program introduces the science and art of glass to teens. It gives students the rare hands-on…

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Stained Glass

Workshops

Newbie, Beginner

Learn the ancient art of stained glass and the intricate process of creating your own small panel. You will choose from a variety of provided patterns and glass and learn how to cut and…

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Stained Glass Gift Box

Workshops

Newbie, Beginner

Create a set of 3D illuminated glass boxes that look like wrapped gifts. Learn how to cut and shape sheet glass and assemble it with the Tiffany’s method of stained glass. Then get a…

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