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:
NEW! 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)
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.
Email or call us at 412-365-2145 to schedule a group experience.
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. $7-$15/person (minimum 10 people)
Private Make-it-Now sessions can include 5 or more people, who each collaborate with an instructor for 15-20 minutes to make one item per person. Sample the glassmaking experience and create a keepsake in the process. This experience takes about one to two hours. $40-$60/person (minimum five people)
With 4 or more people, schedule a private workshop. This is the most hands-on experience we offer. You receive guided instruction from a glass artist and make two items. Choose from any 2-hour workshop listed on this website. $85-$120/person (minimum four people)
One-on-one private lessons are a great way to go if you are anxious to get started in glass right away and just can't wait to join a class. Tell use what you want to learn and we'll set it up. $120-$160/person (limited to one or two people)
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