Pittsburgh Glass Center Scholarships Available!
The Pittsburgh Glass Center has granted Dreams of Hope scholarships for queer and trans youth to attend their three teen classes happening this season!
The 10-week classes include Flameworking, Glassblowing, and Kilnforming and are open to Grades 9–12 (Ages 14 - 18). Classes will be held Tuesdays, February 14 - April 18 2023 from 4-6PM.
In this 10-week class, learn how to use the torch, the heat it generates, and gravity to shape molten glass.
After a discussion of studio set-up, tools, and safety, demonstrations will alternate with working time.
Learn about Borosilicate, a hard glass with a high melting point that can be used to make small sculptures, jewelry and more.
Finally, focus on the process most appealing to you.
In this 10-week program, focus on skill-building and understanding hot glass.
This is a great course if you have taken a PGC workshop or are just beginning your exploration of hot glass.
First, instructors teach the basic skills of gathering, blowing, and tool handling. Next, focus on making functional vessels. After that, move into the sculptural world and begin creating larger vessels and learning a variety of decorative bit-work techniques. From there, follow your imagination!
A series of group projects will occur throughout the 10 weeks.
Have you ever wanted to duplicate an object in glass or create a glass replica of your own hand? Learn several casting techniques in this 10-week class.
Using clay and wax, shape your own positives, such as a tile or small 3D object, and then learn to construct a mold around this positive. These molds will hold glass that will melt in the kiln and become a positive shape, creating a glass duplicate of your chosen object.
You will also explore the processes of fusing and slumping. Learn how to cut pieces of flat glass and arrange them into patterns and forms to create your own suncatchers and platters!
Finally, spend time in the cold shop and learn about the equipment as you finish your work.