Summer Classes

Rev. 2002-04-26, 2006-06-22, 2009-01-05

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These schedules from 2001 and 2002 summer classes at the major specialized schools are presented as examples.  Current classes can be found on each school's web site.
Furnace glassblowing classes are listed with costs and links to school sites.

[Fall & Winter Classes are on Regional List]

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Pilchuck UrbanGlass Studio at Corning Penland Haystack


TTU @ Junction



Pilchuck is a glass-only school in a camp like setting north of Seattle that offers outstanding classes in the summer only.
Sessions last 2 or 3 weeks. Costs include room, board and tuition and for the specific furnace classes are $2,500 for dormitory and $2,900 for cottage. The three additional classes noted generally cost a few hundred less. Scholarships are available. Guest artists participate in each session.
Juried Classes require slides, Others are selected from applications by Lottery
Application Deadline is March 1.
Good colorful and detailed catalog.

Their site


UrbanGlass is a glass only operation in Brooklyn NY that offers multi-week classes in summer and one day a week classes throughout the year (see below tho). This year they are offering classes overseas; none in furnace glass blowing.
Enroll before Feb.15th and receive 10% off
Unlike other schools, UrbanGlass does not arrange or provide housing or meals. Cheapest suggested rates are $65/night, meals might add $12-25 per day.A top flight facility in a building in the heart of Brooklyn. The site of the 2000 G.A.S. Conference.
2002-10-07 We are pleased to announce that UrbanGlass is offering three Visiting Artist Fellowships to international glass artists. The Fellowships run for 8 weeks each during the period from June 2003 to March 2004. The application deadline is December 31, 2002. A description of the program and an application form are attached. Please post the information on your site, or post a heading and link to
Thanks, Brooke
Brooke Benaroya, Assistant Development Officer, UrbanGlass, 647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217, 718.625.3685 x 239, fax: 718.625.3889
"We do, in fact, offer weekend workshops and week-long intensives in addition to our weekly classes. Plus, we have made changes to the curriculum, and have added a number of new classes, including juried courses and advanced courses in neon, mosaic and stained glass.
As for places to stay, we have arrangements for special rates at nearby Bed & Breakfasts and Hotels. We also have an arrangement with Long Island University, located one block from UrbanGlass, for very affordable air conditioned dormitory housing in the summer.
Please feel free to contact me or Steven Durow, Education Manager (, if we can answer any questions. "

Their site

Studio at CMOG

The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass on the south edge of western NY is a glass only school offering 2-3 classes per session, usually one furnace glass, one torch working, one cold glass and one other which may be kiln glass, painting, etc. The Studio offers 10 session weekly classes and weekend workshops throughout the year.
Room and board is $375 per week, rooms double at Days Inn next to campus, meals at various restaurants, lunch catered.
Only the glassblowing sessions are listed, unless none offered.
All applications held to March 15, then lottery process.

Their site


Penland is a center for multiple crafts [books & paper, clay, drawing, glass, iron, metals, photography, printmaking and letterpress, textiles, and wood] in western North Carolina north of Asheville that offers one glassblowing and one lampworking class per session. Penland offers Spring and Fall Concentrations as well.
2009 Glass Classes

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Haystack is a multiple crafts center (blacksmithing, clay, fibers, metals, wood, writing) on the coast of Maine that offers one glassblowing class during each of sessions 3-6. Lino has appeared every year. One problem with Haystack can be the distance and transportation cost although flights cost less than the last time I looked [$329.50 RT on Expedia 2009-01]- plus taxi to Deer Isle.
At April 15th all received applications are reviewed and placed in classes; later admission is possible.
2009 Classes by media type

  2 Weeks 3 Weeks
Tuition (all classes)



Work shop fee (glassblowing) $400-500 $600-900
Rm & Bd - Dorm nr.bath



Rm & Bd - Triple nr.bath



Rm & Bd - Quad w/bath



Rm & Bd - Single w/bath



There are additional choices in Rooms, both the
cheapest & costliest are limited availability. "nr" means
a central bathroom shared with other rooms.

Summer 2009 Glass Class Link

Their site


The Pittsburgh Glass Center has just started up in 2002 with summer sessions.

From: "Amanda Wray" <>
To: <>
Subject: Space available in Summer Intensives at Pittsburgh Glass Center
Date: Thursday, April 25, 2002 5:18 PM

Dear glass artists and friends of the Glass Art Society,

Summer approaches and it's time to make plans for learning new techniques
and skills in the hot, flame and cold shops. Why not do it this year at the
newest facility around? Pittsburgh Glass Center!

Registration is rolling for these intensives and *space is still available*,
but is confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis. Check our website for
class descriptions, details, housing information, etc, or call us at

Amanda Wray
Pittsburgh Glass Center
5472 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Phone: 412-365-2145 x201
Toll Free: 1-866-742-4527 x201
Fax: 412-365-2140

One week intensives $500, Two week $900, non-refundable $40 application.
Housing arranged at Marriott Residence Inn, $89/night, no extra per person fee, so doubling or tripling would lower cost.

Contact Mike Firth