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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.

Stained Glass Intensive

Summer Intensives

Newbie, Beginner

Instructor: Rocky Kindelberger Learn the Tiffany method of stained glass while creating your very own stained glass panel from a variety of patterns and glass. You will learn the basic…

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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 Open Projects

Multi-Week Classes

Intermediate

After learning the basics of stained glass construction in our introductory and/or intermediate stained glass courses we invite you to continue the fun in open projects. Challenge yourself…

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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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Stained Glass Table Lantern

Multi-Week Classes

Newbie, Beginner

Over the course of 8 weeks, you will create a three-panel stained glass table lantern using the Tiffany foiling method. This class is a great start for beginners. It will cover all 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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Stir It Up! Swizzle Sticks

Workshops

Newbie, Beginner

Stir it up with handmade swizzle sticks. Amaze your friends and family by explaining the process of how you melted glass rods and created the fancy swizzle stick that they are using in their…

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Summer 5-Day Lunch Plan

Summer Intensives

All Skill Levels

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Sunny Summer Saturdays

Make-it-Now

Newbie, Beginner

Stop by and spend your afternoon with us! Enjoy light refreshments while watching glassblowing demonstrations and creating your own sculpted glass flower (June), blown glass garden float…

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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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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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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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