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.

SiO2 Flameworking (Int/Adv)

High School

Intermediate, Advanced

Continue where you left off in Beginning Flameworking. In this 12-week class, fine-tune your skills. The focus will be on color application, sculptures, independent projects, and an…

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SiO2 Glassblowing

High School

Newbie, Beginner

In this 10-week program, focus on skill-building and understanding hot glass. This is a great course if you have taken a PGC workshop or are just beginning your exploration of hot glass.…

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SiO2 Glassblowing (Int/Adv)

High School

Intermediate, Advanced

This 12-week, intermediate-level class will build on the fundamentals taught in the beginner class and elaborate on more difficult blown shapes as well as teach new color application…

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SiO2 Kilnforming

High School

Newbie, Beginner

Have you ever wanted to duplicate an object in glass or create a glass replica of your own hand? Learn several casting techniques in this 10-week class. Using clay and wax, shape your own…

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SiO2 Teen Boot Camp

High School

Newbie, Beginner

Teens in grades 6–12 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…

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Solid Miniatures

Multi-Week Classes

Newbie, Beginner

This introductory Borosilicate (hard glass) class will cover the basic skills needed to build a solid foundation as a flameworker. Safety, effective tool use, molten glass control and…

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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. First, choose from a variety of provided patterns and colored sheet glass. Next, learn how…

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Stained Glass Jewelry Box

Multi-Week Classes

Newbie, Beginner

Whether or not you have prior experience creating stained glass, make your own beautiful jewelry boxes using an array of techniques and variety of beautifully colored sheet glass. Learn how…

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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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Summer 5-Day Lunch Plan

Summer Intensives

All Skill Levels

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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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The Box and Triptych Wall Panels

Summer Intensives

All Skill Levels

Instructor: Alyssa Oxley This class is an exploration of techniques to construct 3 different glass boxes with fitted decorative lids, and a wall panel that will feature a small triptych…

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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. $30/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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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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Yo! Hot Glass Fundamentals

Summer Intensives

Newbie, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Instructor: Leo Tecosky Yo! Ready to gather molten glass from the furnace, and then mold it by hand into cups, solid sculptures or any other object your heart desires?…

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