Group Tours & Private Activities

VISIT PGC, TAKE A TOUR, Make Something

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 tours, field trips and hands-on experiences in its state-of-the-art studios and contemporary glass gallery. It's the perfect activity for school groups, Scout troops, team-building activities, corporate events, senior clubs, and more. 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! Choose from the following options:

Virtual Tour and Demonstration

VIRTUAL TOUR & DEMONSTRATION 

Bring the action of the studio right to your own screen! With our new state-of-the art technology, you can enjoy a private glassblowing demonstration and get even closer to the glassmaking action. Experience includes a live narrated 30-minute glassmaking demonstration and 15–20 minutes of exclusive conversation and Q & A with one of our expert glass artists. Receive special access to pre-recorded building and studio tours and a virtual tour of our contemporary glass exhibition to watch at your leisure and round out your virtual PGC experience. ($125)

 

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Self-Guided Tours

Everyone is welcome to visit during our open hours. Take a self-guided tour to see contemporary glass art in the Hodge Gallery and peek into our four studios.

However, if you are seeking something more, check out our classes and events.

Email or call us at 412-365-2145 to schedule a group experience.

 

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Guided Demonstration + Tours

In this 1-hour option, pre-registered groups receive a narrated glassblowing and/or flameworking demonstration and watch artists create amazing glass art. This is followed by a guided tour of PGC’s contemporary glass art gallery and a brief education on Pittsburgh’s lesser-known but incredibly rich glassmaking history. This option does not include a hands-on experience. $85 for up to 6 people.

 

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Private WORKSHOP

We currently book private activities for groups of 4-24 participants. You will receive guided instruction from a local teaching artist to help you create your own glass work of art. Choose from hot glass sculpting, flameworking, stained glass, fusing and more.

Private workshops range in length from 1 - 4 hours.

 

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Private Lesson

One-on-one lessons include private, customized instruction in any aspect of studio glass art within our four studios. You receive focused attention from experienced instructors and learn at your own pace.

 

Community Programs

Pittsburgh Glass Center can bring hot glass demonstrations and hands-on activities to you!  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

 

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Programs for Educators + Students

Pittsburgh Glass Center supports glass arts learning in and out of the classroom. Our resources and experiences for educators and students include new virtual field trips and classes, school group tours, hands-on glass-making activities in the studio, in school glass making classes and residencies, partnerships, professional development, and educator resources.