Learn glassmaking at Pittsburgh Glass Center

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 Open Projects

Multi-Week Classes

Intermediate

After learning the basics of stained glass construction in our introductory and/or intermediate stained glass courses, continue the fun in open projects! Challenge yourself with complicated…

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Stir It Up! Swizzle Sticks

Workshops

Newbie, Beginner

Stir things up with handmade swizzle sticks! Impress your friends and family by explaining how you melted glass rods to create the elegant swizzle stick that garnishes their iced tea or…

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Terrariums

Make-it-Now

Newbie, Beginner

Blow your own glass terrarium in the hot shop. $40/Terrarium We always reserve space in the studio for walk-ins, so if time slots appear full, please still join us. There is plenty…

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Terrariums with Farm and Forest

Workshops

Newbie, Beginner

New! On the first night at Pittsburgh Glass Center, create a 2 new habitats for your air plants! Gather glass, add color, and then blow, shape, and manipulate a glass bubble into 2…

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Valentine's Flowers

Make-it-Now

Newbie, Beginner

A truly unique date, come to PGC to make a glass flower. $40/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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Vitrigraph

Multi-Week Classes

Intermediate

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Weekend Warm-Up

Make-it-Now

Newbie, Beginner

By reservation only online or at 412-365-2145 Escape the seasonal chill with a light brunch at PGC, where you can sip a mimosa or warm up with an Irish coffee. Afterwards, explore your…

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Wine Stoppers

Workshops

Newbie, Beginner

Didn’t finish your bottle of wine? Use your own elegant, 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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