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.

Achieve Your Ideas Through Problem Solving

Summer Intensives

Intermediate, Advanced

Instructor: Tom Rowney Blown glass has a life of its own, and we all want to harness the amazing qualities that it can produce. In this class you will focus on drawings and ideas of…

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Approaches to Creativity

Summer Intensives

Intermediate, Advanced

Instructor: Kazuki Takizawa What is creativity? How does one become more creative? As glassmakers, we are prone to be immersed in building our skill level. We surround ourselves…

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Between the Lines

Summer Intensives

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Ace

Instructor: Jason Forck This course will explore the many uses of line in glassblowing. From form and profile, to pattern and surface the class will navigate the use of optic…

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Deep Relief Dry Plaster Casting

Summer Intensives

Newbie, Beginner, Intermediate

Instructor: Sean Hennessey In this class you will encounter an easy, versatile and economical way to create bas relief and deep relief kiln formed window glass. Using found objects…

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Glass Scaffolding: Structural Flameworking

Summer Intensives

Newbie, Beginner, Intermediate

Instructor: Kit Paulson Spiraling ever-upward from basic flameworking ideas and skills, this class will wander freely through a variety of strategies for building detailed…

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Glass Taxidermy

Summer Intensives

All Levels

Instructor: Alli Hoag In this one-week intensive we will be finding solutions to translate an array of natural forms and textures into glass, looking to conserve the finest detail…

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Lifeforms: Nature in Glass

Summer Intensives

Intermediate, Advanced, Ace

Instructor: Robert Mickelsen This class will focus on imagery taken from nature as subjects for artistic expression in flameworked glass. You will learn techniques for compelling…

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Light Up Your World with PLASMA!

Summer Intensives

Intermediate

Instructors: Wayne Strattman and Mundy Hepburn Let’s have some fun exploring PLASMA!! Wayne Strattman and Mundy Hepburn will be bringing their plasma experience and incredible…

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Monotype Printmaking and Kilncasting

Summer Intensives

All Levels

Instructor: Jen Blazina This class explores an innovative new approach to combine printmaking and kilncasting. The class will cover relief techniques through…

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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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Summer 5-Day Lunch Plan

Summer Intensives

All Skill Levels

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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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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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We are open today from 10am – 4pm

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  • Thu 10am – 7pm
  • Fri 10am – 4pm
  • Sat 10am – 4pm