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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.

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 Jewelry Box

Multi-Week Classes

Newbie, Beginner

Students with or without stained glass experience will enjoy learning how to make their very own stained glass jewelry boxes. Using an array of techniques and variety of glass, students will…

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Stained Glass Suncatcher

Multi-Week Classes

Newbie, Beginner

Have some fun while learning to cut and shape sheet glass to create your choice of stained glass suncatchers. Students will have a plethora of patterns to choose from and will explore the…

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Stamped Alphabet Coasters

Workshops

Newbie, Beginner

Use metal alphabet stamps to imprint a set of coasters. We’ll stamp a hot gather of glass into a graphite coaster mold and then mark each with a letter. Can't find a time that…

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Summer 5-Day Lunch Plan

Summer Intensives

All Skill Levels

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The Full Gamut of Flat Glass

Summer Intensives

Newbie

Instructor: Rebecca Smith In this class we will focus on the use of flat glass while exploring a variety of techniques. Both the traditional art of stained glass and the many ways…

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The Full Pot

Summer Intensives

Beginner

Instructor: Nathan Sandberg Learn from the pioneer of the modern Vitrigraph methods in this intensive five-day class. Nine years ago, Nathan set out to see if he could “make…

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The Sweet Spot

Summer Intensives

Newbie, Beginner

Instructor: Cedric Mitchell This is an introductory/beginner level class for you to sharpen your focus and skill set on the road towards mastery. We will cover the fundamentals of…

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Valentine's Flowers

Make-it-Now

Newbie, Beginner

A truly unique date, come to PGC to make a glass flower. $35/flower. We always reserve space in the studio for walk-ins, so if time slots appear full, please still join us. There is…

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Valentine's Pendants

Make-it-Now

Newbie, Beginner

A truly unique date, come to PGC and make a heart shaped pendant for your sweetheart. $25/pendant. We always reserve space in the studio for walk-ins, so if time slots appear full,…

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Vita In Vitrum. Life in Glass.

Summer Intensives

Intermediate

Instructor: Tatyana Boyarinova You'll learn a variety of techniques in this class. Learn to make 3 types of flowers: snow flowers, crocuses and sweet pea.…

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Vitrigraph

Multi-Week Classes

Intermediate

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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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Wind Chimes and Mobiles

Multi-Week Classes

Beginner

Let’s have a little fusing fun and make some decorative wind chimes or mobiles. Learn how to cut and shape sheet glass and adorn it with a variety of other glass materials to create…

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Wine Glass Charms

Workshops

Newbie, Beginner

How many times have you set down your glass of wine at a gathering and can’t remember which glass is yours? In this workshop you will have the opportunity to make up to four…

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Wine Stoppers

Workshops

Newbie, Beginner

Didn’t finish your wine? Top it in style with your own flameworked bottle stopper. Learn how to control, manipulate and add color to a rod of glass while shaping your own unique…

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