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Unless otherwise stated, we welcome students at least 14 years of age or older to participate in our introductory 2-hour workshops and students 5 and older for our Make-It-Now events. An adult must accompany children under 14 years old.

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Create iconic images of the Steel City while learning to fuse glass. We will provide templates of team logos, bridges, and the iconic skyline. Then we'll leave it to you to create a locally-themed keepsake. You can’t go wrong with anything black and gold. After you create it, we will fire and fuse it and shape it into a mold. The result will be a functional dish perfect for holding spare change, serving small snacks, or storing jewelry.

Various Times Between Sep 13 and May 26
Tuition: $95.00
Beginner
2-Hour Workshop

Have a sweet tooth? Hop on a torch and create your own glass jaw breakers. Learn to sculpt small molten balls of glass into colorful hard candies like licorice twists, jolly ranchers, fire balls, peppermints, and more.  Want to make your own dish to display your candies? Check out our workshops in the Kiln Shop. 

Various Times Between Sep 13 and Jul 8
Tuition: $95.00
Beginner
2-Hour Workshop

Serve your favorite crackers and cheese on your own handmade glass charcuterie plate. Learn the basics of fusing glass including how to cut sheet glass and add color and design with frit and stringers to decorate and make a unique 8"x 8" glass board that you'll want to use for years to come. Charcuterie not included. 

Various Times Between Sep 14 and Jul 7
Tuition: $95.00
Beginner
2-Hour Workshop

Manipulate glass rods over a tabletop torch to create your own glass beads. In this introduction to the Flame Shop, learn the basic skills of heating rods of glass, applying glass to a mandrel, and shaping it with tools. Learn important decorative techniques, such as dots and trails to create beautiful beads you'll want to wear or share. You’ll make several different kinds of beads that you can take home.

Various Times Between Sep 14 and May 23
Tuition: $95.00
Beginner
2-Hour Workshop

Want to make a special gift for a family member or impress your coworkers? This paperweight workshop is an easy way to explore the potential of hot glass before committing to a longer class. Learn how to add color to clear molten glass and effectively shape it to make a small but distinctive desktop sculpture.

Various Times Between Sep 17 and Jun 24
Tuition: $110.00
Beginner
2-Hour Workshop

Have some fun while learning all of the steps of the stained glass process. You will choose from pre-determined patterns to create a decorative suncatcher or ornament that fits with the season. No experience is necessary but even those that have taken a stained glass class in the past will enjoy these seasonal creations.

Various Times Between Sep 17 and Jul 16
Tuition: $150.00
Beginner
4-Hour Workshop

MOLTN is a unique workshop designed specifically for teens to learn about glass art in multiple studios at Pittsburgh Glass Center. Teens have the opportunity to work closely with glass artists in the Hot Shop, Kiln Shop, and in the Flame Shop to explore making glass art through a variety of techniques and come away with some unique glass creations. Students work with molten glass out of the a 2,100°F furnace in the Hot Shop, manipulate solid glass rods on a 3,000°F torch in the Flame Shop, and prepare glass to be fired and fused together in kilns up to 1,700°F in the Kiln Shop. No experience necessary.

This workshop is designed for students in grades 6–12.

Want a more in depth glass experience for teens? Check out our afterschool SiO2 classes.

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Various Times Between Sep 18 and Jul 8
Tuition: $105.00
Beginner
Youth 1-Day Workshop

Use sculpting techniques to create a colorful mushroom paperweight. Work with an instructor who will help you gather, add color, sculpt, and shape hot glass from the 2,100°F furnace to make a fun and unique solid glass mushroom. This one-of-a-kind fungi can be displayed inside or outside.


Various Times Between Sep 20 and May 27
Tuition: $110.00
Beginner
2-Hour Workshop

Sculpt an expression of love in this heart workshop. Work closely with an instructor to learn how to melt and manipulate a solid glass rod into a molten ball over a tabletop torch. Swirl your chosen colors throughout the clear glass as you sculpt it into a beautiful heart. Create a wearable pendant or magnet (or both) for yourself or a loved one.

Various Times Between Sep 20 and May 20
Tuition: $95.00
Beginner
2-Hour Workshop

Are you interested in trying stained glass? Learn the basics as you create a charming and unique glass dragonfly. Learn how to cut and shape glass into beautiful wings and work with traditional stained glass lead came and solder to adhere and complete your project.

Various Times Between Sep 21 and Jul 15
Tuition: $95.00
Beginner
2-Hour Workshop

Bring the crystalline beauty of icicles inside your home. First, learn to use the tabletop torch to melt Borosilicate rods of glass. Then twist and pull this molten glass to create your own one-of-a-kind flamecicles. Hang them in a window to catch the light, on a tree to create a festive atmosphere, or give them as a beautiful gift.

Various Times Between Sep 21 and May 27
Tuition: $95.00
Beginner
2-Hour Workshop

Make a stained glass garden stake to add style to any indoor potted plants or add a burst of creative beauty to your outdoor garden. Using glass gems, explore stained glass techniques and learn to wrap and solder glass together to create a one-of-a-kind piece.                                                                                                           

Various Times Between Sep 22 and May 25
Tuition: $95.00
Beginner
2-Hour Workshop

Transform molten glass from a 2,100°F furnace into a one-of-a-kind, functional glass dish. Work with an instructor who helps you gather glass and add color to create a small, blown, double-walled glass bowl. Handmade blown catch-all bowls are perfect for holding spare change, serving small snacks, storing jewelry, or are beautiful just for display.

Various Times Between Sep 22 and May 24
Tuition: $110.00
Beginner
2-Hour Workshop

Didn’t finish your bottle? Use your own elegant, flameworked handmade glass bottle stopper. Learn how to control, manipulate, and add color to a rod of glass while shaping your own unique stopper over a tabletop torch. You make the glass and we add the stopper. Use this creative piece while entertaining and impress your friends. It also makes a lovely gift.

Various Times Between Sep 22 and Jul 1
Tuition: $95.00
Beginner
2-Hour Workshop

Fast Track Flameworking is a great introduction to the Flame Shop. Work on a gas powered tabletop torch that can reach up to 3,000°F and sculpt glass on a small scale. Learn to melt and manipulate Borosilicate glass while learning the basics of heat, control, and safety of molten glass. In the afternoon, the instructor will demonstrate three different items that can include small sculptures, pendants, marbles, swizzle sticks, or bottle stoppers.

Various Times Between Sep 24 and May 7
Tuition: $145.00
Beginner
1-Day Workshop

Stir things up with handmade glass swizzle sticks. Impress your friends and family by explaining how you melted glass rods over a tabletop torch to create the elegant swizzle stick that garnishes their iced tea or cocktail. A variety of available colors will allow you to design a swanky set of four. Perfect to keep for yourself or give as a gift.

Various Times Between Sep 24 and Jun 24
Tuition: $95.00
Beginner
2-Hour Workshop

Make one-of-a-kind glass magnet keepsakes. Melt and manipulate a solid glass rod on a tabletop torch and add bits of colorful glass called frit. Learn to swirl your chosen colors throughout the clear glass as you shape and manipulate material into floral glass magnets.

Various Times Between Oct 23 and Jun 24
Tuition: $95.00
Beginner
2-Hour Workshop

Upcycle your glass bottles and jars and turn them into functional drinking glasses, vases, candle holders, or decorative pieces. Bring 2–4 bottles or jars. Then cut, grind, polish, sandblast, or engrave them into decorative and useful items for your home. To ensure you get the most of your time in the Cold Shop, please remove any paper labels from your glass before class.

Various Times Between Nov 6 and Jul 16
Tuition: $80.00
Beginner
2-Hour Workshop

Make your own colorful glass marbles using solid glass rods and a table top torch. This is a great introductory workshop to gain experience on the torch. Practice basic flameworking techniques and use a graphite molds to shape the glass to ensure symmetry. With the guidance of an artist, explore decorative techniques including twisties, dots, and trails to create one-of-a-kind marvelous marbles perfect for play or display.

Various Times Between Nov 12 and Jul 15
Tuition: $95.00
Beginner
2-Hour Workshop

These special workshops are designed with teens in mind. Students get the opportunity to learn about the PGC studios with other teens and make either a paperweight in the Hot Shop or a flameworked magnet in the Flame Shop. Sign up as an individual and meet other teens interested in glass, or bring a friend to share in the experience. If you are interested in a more in-depth experience, check out our afterschool SiO2 classes, full day MOLTN workshop, or summer boot camp.

 

Various Times Between Nov 19 and Jun 3
Tuition: $55.00
Beginner
Youth 2-Hour Workshop
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Various Times Between Sep 13 and May 26
Tuition: $95.00
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Various Times Between Sep 14 and Jul 7
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Various Times Between Sep 14 and May 23
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Various Times Between Sep 17 and Jun 24
Tuition: $110.00
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Various Times Between Sep 17 and Jul 16
Tuition: $150.00
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Various Times Between Sep 18 and Jul 8
Tuition: $105.00
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Various Times Between Sep 20 and May 27
Tuition: $110.00
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Various Times Between Sep 20 and May 20
Tuition: $95.00
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Various Times Between Sep 21 and Jul 15
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Various Times Between Sep 21 and May 27
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Various Times Between Sep 22 and May 25
Tuition: $95.00
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Various Times Between Sep 22 and May 24
Tuition: $110.00
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Various Times Between Sep 22 and Jul 1
Tuition: $95.00
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Various Times Between Sep 24 and May 7
Tuition: $145.00
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Various Times Between Sep 24 and Jun 24
Tuition: $95.00
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Various Times Between Oct 23 and Jun 24
Tuition: $95.00
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Various Times Between Nov 6 and Jul 16
Tuition: $80.00
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Various Times Between Nov 12 and Jul 15
Tuition: $95.00
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Various Times Between Nov 19 and Jun 3
Tuition: $55.00
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Various Times Between Nov 19 and May 27
Tuition: $50.00
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Various Times Between Nov 20 and Jul 16
Tuition: $275.00
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Various Times Between Dec 4 and Jul 15
Tuition: $95.00
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Various Times Between Jan 8 and Jun 3
Tuition: $110.00
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Various Times Between Jan 15 and May 26
Tuition: $185.00
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Various Times Between Jan 15 and May 25
Tuition: $80.00
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Various Times Between Jan 29 and Apr 2
Tuition: $95.00
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Various Times Between Feb 5 and May 25
Tuition: $110.00
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Various Times on Feb 10
Tuition: $25.00
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Tuition: $30.00
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Various Times on Feb 10
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Various Times on Feb 12
Tuition: $45.00
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When: Tuesdays, Feb 14 - Apr 18
Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Tuition: $300.00
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Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Tuition: $225.00
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Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Tuition: $550.00
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Various Times on Feb 17
Tuition: $95.00
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Various Times on Feb 17
Tuition: $95.00
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Various Times Between Feb 19 and May 24
Tuition: $95.00
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Various Times on Feb 24
Tuition: $80.00
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Various Times Between Feb 26 and Apr 30
Tuition: $80.00
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2-Hour Workshop
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Various Times Between Feb 26 and Apr 30
Tuition: $95.00
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Various Times Between Feb 26 and Jul 1
Tuition: $110.00
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Tuesday, Mar 7 • 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Thursday, Mar 9 • 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Tuition: $160.00
Beginner
2-Day Workshop
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Various Times Between Mar 7 and Mar 19
Tuition: $95.00
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Various Times Between Mar 12 and Apr 30
Tuition: $45.00
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Various Times Between Mar 19 and Apr 16
Tuition: $80.00
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Various Times Between Mar 21 and May 4
Tuition: $95.00
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Various Times Between Mar 23 and May 18
Tuition: $110.00
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Various Times Between Mar 30 and Apr 23
Tuition: $95.00
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Various Times on Mar 31
Tuition: $25.00
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Various Times on Mar 31
Tuition: $30.00
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Various Times on Mar 31
Tuition: $45.00
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Various Times on Mar 31
Tuition: $30.00
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Various Times on Apr 1
Tuition: $145.00
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1-Day Workshop
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When: Tuesdays, Apr 4 - Apr 25
Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tuition: $245.00
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When: Tuesdays, Apr 4 - Apr 25
Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tuition: $190.00
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Time: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Tuition: $600.00
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When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, Apr 4 - Apr 27
Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tuition: $600.00
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Time: 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Tuition: $375.00
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Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tuition: $245.00
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Time: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Tuition: $190.00
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Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tuition: $190.00
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Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tuition: $165.00
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Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tuition: $190.00
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Time: 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Tuition: $190.00
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Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tuition: $475.00
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Time: 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Tuition: $245.00
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Time: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Tuition: $190.00
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Time: 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Tuition: $475.00
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When: Saturdays, Apr 8 - Apr 29
Time: 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Tuition: $190.00
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When: Saturdays, Apr 8 - Apr 29
Time: 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Tuition: $600.00
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Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Tuition: $190.00
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Time: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Tuition: $190.00
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When: Sundays, Apr 9 - Apr 30
Time: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Tuition: $245.00
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When: Sundays, Apr 9 - Apr 30
Time: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Tuition: $190.00
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When: Sundays, Apr 9 - Apr 30
Time: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Tuition: $300.00
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Various Times on Apr 21
Tuition: $80.00
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Wednesday, Apr 26 • 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Wednesday, May 3 • 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Tuition: $160.00
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When: Mondays and Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Thursdays and Fridays, May 29 - Jun 2
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuition: $850.00
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When: Mondays and Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Thursdays and Fridays, May 29 - Jun 2
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuition: $850.00
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Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuition: $850.00
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Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuition: $850.00
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Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuition: $850.00
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When: Mondays and Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Thursdays and Fridays, Jun 5 - Jun 9
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuition: $850.00
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When: Mondays and Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Thursdays and Fridays, Jun 12 - Jun 16
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuition: $850.00
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When: Mondays and Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Thursdays and Fridays, Jun 12 - Jun 16
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuition: $850.00
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When: Mondays and Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Thursdays and Fridays, Jun 12 - Jun 16
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuition: $850.00
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When: Mondays and Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Thursdays and Fridays, Jun 19 - Jun 23
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuition: $850.00
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When: Mondays and Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Thursdays and Fridays, Jun 19 - Jun 23
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuition: $850.00
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When: Mondays and Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Thursdays and Fridays, Jun 19 - Jun 23
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuition: $850.00
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When: Mondays and Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Thursdays and Fridays, Jun 26 - Jun 30
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuition: $400.00
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When: Mondays and Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Thursdays and Fridays, Jul 3 - Jul 7
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuition: $850.00
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Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuition: $850.00
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When: Mondays and Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Thursdays and Fridays, Jul 3 - Jul 7
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuition: $850.00
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When: Mondays and Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Thursdays and Fridays, Jul 10 - Jul 14
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuition: $400.00
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