Pittsburgh Glass Center offers many programs for educators and their students of all ages. 

Virtual Tour and Demonstration

NEW! VIRTUAL Field Trip 

Bring the action of the studio and expertise of glass artist right to your virtual classroom. With our new state-of-the art technology, students will experience a private glassblowing demonstration and get even closer to the glass making process. Program includes a live narrated 30-minute glass making demonstration and 20 minutes of personal conversation and Q and A with one of our expert glass artists in the PGC studios. Groups will receive special access to pre-recorded building and studio tours and a tour of our contemporary glass exhibition. Program includes pre and post visit materials to enhance your visit and extend your students learning, including a specially designed student guide for our current exhibition that focuses on developing close looking and critical thinking skills.

Combine a virtual class with a virtual field trip and get the full glass experience!


Virtual Glass Class

Virtual Glass Class

We provide all the supplies to engage students of all ages in hands-on glass art making! Program includes all the materials for students to create a mosaic or fused glass project and a pre-scheduled private virtual lesson with an expert teaching artist to introduce PGC and guide students through the making process. Choose from the following options:  

  • MOSAICS: Learn the centuries old art form and create your own mosaic artwork with beautiful glass pieces.  Students will learn the basics of mosaic technique, design, and layout.  

  • FUSING: Students will work with colored glass stringers (small rods of glass) and frit (small granules of glass) to design a unique tile, ornament or suncatcher. Students will learn about glass properties and the science of glass while working with cold glass that needs to be fused/melted and fired in the kiln. All fused projects will need to return to PGC to be kiln fired. 

Combine a virtual class with a virtual field trip and get the full glass experience!


Neon virtual programs

Virtual programs

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

Mosaic Flower

Glass-To-Go Kits

Unleash your creativity from the comfort of your home with our new at-home glass art kits! 


Glass Activities for Kids

At-home Activities for Kids

Discover Glass is a series of activities created by PGC teaching artist Valerie Herrero. Activities explore the science of glass and the process of making and using it. It makes connections between glass art and everyday glass designs one might have in their own house. 

group tours

Pittsburgh Glass Center offers unforgettable educational experiences for everyone, regardless of age, background, or group size. One of the world’s foremost glass art facilities, PGC offers both tours and hands-on experiences in its state-of-the-art studios and contemporary glass gallery. Because PGC is such a busy place, filled with resident artists and active students, tours must be arranged in advance and are scheduled based on studio availability. We’re excited to introduce you to our world!



Pittsburgh Glass Center can bring hot glass demonstrations and hands-on activities to your students! We provide all the supplies, tools, and expert teaching artists to engage students of all ages in hands-on glass art making.

  • Multi-day or One-day Glass Classes
  • Fusing Workshops
  • Glassblowing Demonstrations
  • Flameworking Demonstrations



Act 48 credits are available for PGC classes and workshops! Pittsburgh Glass Center is an approved Act 48 provider. Educators can earn continuing education credits by taking classes and workshops in any of our four state-of-the-art studios.