COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 RESPONSE 

Fired Up to See You!

We are currently open to the public in a limited capacity for you to:

  • Take a hands-on workshop
  • Explore our contemporary glass gallery
  • Purchase and pick up Glass-To-Go Kits
  • Shop for handmade glass gifts
  • Pick up items made previously in classes

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 1–7pm
Saturday 10am–4pm

Retail area at Pittsburgh Glass Center

How Will It Be Different?

Aside from limited hours, you will see many new procedures that you probably have experienced at other arts organizations or even when you go to the grocery store:

  • Masks are required.
  • Capacity is limited in every room and studio.
  • Social distancing of 6 feet between you and others is requested.  
  • Frequent hand washing/sanitizing is suggested. 
  • Only cashless credit card transactions will be accepted.

What We're Doing to Keep You Safe

  • Hand sanitizing stations are available throughout the building
  • High touch surfaces are cleaned multiple times a day.
  • The entire facility is deep cleaned daily.
  • Signage and floor markers help maintain social distance.
  • Plexiglass shield has been installed at the front desk.
  • Disposable masks will be given to visitors who do not have one.
  • The front door will remain locked. Visitors can call or ring the buzzer to enter.

Classes

Introductory hands-on pod workshops are available again. Pod workshops are specially designed for 2–6 friends and family members. You will work in a small group with only those people in your pod who you’ve invited to the workshop. You will receive guided instruction from a local teaching artist to help you create your own sculpted glass work of art.  Pod classes are available Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Only 1 pod class will take place in the studio at a time.

Due to the physical demands and hands-on nature of hot glass sculpting and blowing workshops, maintaining six feet of social distance is not possible for our instructors during these classes. Instructors will be equipped with N95 or equivalent level masks to protect themselves and our guests during these interactions. Sanitized gloves and safety glasses will be provided for all students.

Private hands-on experiences for small groups and individuals are available. Complete this ONLINE FORM to get more details. We are also offering at home glass activities including mosaic and fusing kits. 

If you have questions, the best way to reach us is by EMAIL.  

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Artsburgh for All Arts INFO

40+ museums and cultural institutions across Southwestern PA have collaborated on safety standards to welcome you back, including Pittsburgh Glass Center! Download this guide to view common safety precautions across all participating facilities.

The group has partnered with the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council to launch an expanded version of Artsburgh.org, the Arts Council's major events website to promote arts and culture in the area. Artsburgh will now host direct links to organizations' digital programming and information regarding an organization’s re-opening procedures. Check out information from PGC, as well as numerous other organizations across the region! 

 

Green Duck by Travis Rohrbaugh

what does it mean to be green?

Green doesn't mean step on the gas. It is the third in a 3-phase plan created by the Governor to reopen Pennsylvania. PGC is slowly beginning to reopen with limitations. It's not easy being green or a glass studio. We can't wait to see you. 

 

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Resources for artists

An important part of our mission is to support artists. Following are a few organizations that have information and resources that may help you navigate this challenging time.

Bridgeway Capital

Glass Art Society

Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council

 

Painting a bottle

virtual learning

There are many exciting glass activities that you can explore from home. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

We are open to the public in a limited capacity for you to:

  • Take a private or pod workshop
  • Explore the Hodge Gallery
  • Pick-up items made previously in classes
  • Shop for handmade glass gifts

NEW HOURS:
Tuesday – Thursday: 1 – 7pm
Saturday: 10am – 4pm

Please be aware that our offices will be closed December 23rd - January 4th, 2021.

Currently, there are no in-person small group activities scheduled at PGC. We hope to offer in-person tours and pod workshops again in January. If you are interested in scheduling a tour or taking a class, please complete this ONLINE FORM and you will be added to a waitlist. Completing this form DOES NOT CONFIRM your reservation. 

Once we are able to run in-person programming again, we will reach out to you (first-come, first-served) about the choices you have entered.

Introductory hands-on pod workshops are new and especially designed for 2–6 friends and family members. You will work in a small group with only those people in your pod who you’ve invited to the workshop. You will receive guided instruction from a local teaching artist to help you create your own sculpted glass work of art.  Pod classes are available Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Only 1 pod class will take place in the studio at a time.

Private hands-on experiences for small groups and individuals are available. We are also offering at home glass activities including mosaic and fusing kits. 

We are open in a limited capacity for you to:

  • Explore Silica Valley in the Hodge Gallery
  • Pick-up items made previously in classes
  • Shop for handmade glass gifts

NEW HOURS:
Tuesday – Thursday: 1 – 7pm
Saturday: 10am – 4pm

We can also ship your items to you for a small charge.  If you have questions or would like to arrange shipping, EMAIL us.