4708: Fun Friday!

Fun Friday is a monthly(ish) afternoon class with fun focused projects that are great for adults and older kids alike. 

December: Ornaments
Ho-Ho-Ho! Deck the halls! (Or your windows!) Make an ornament or sun catcher, such as a holiday tree, snowman, dreidel, or anything wintery you can think of! This class is perfect for beginners to kiln formed glass. Each student will use instructor-supplied materials to make a colorful holiday ornament! This class is suitable for both beginners and experienced students.

December: Holiday Ornament

Jan: Snow Flakes

These snowflakes will never get offended! These flakes will melt your heart, so make your own with us.

Jan: Snow flake


Feb: Hearts Galore
Get ready for Valentine’s Day and make a heart, maybe even give it away…

Feb: Hearts


Mar: Fishies

Join our Fun Friday class and “swim” in your creativity! These fun fishies have so many possibilities…

March: Fishes

4707: Dry Plaster Casting

Tired of working flat? Want an easy way to get some real depth into your glass? Here’s a fun class where you will learn one of the easiest methods of kilncasting sheet glass to achieve bas-relief sculpture. This incredibly versatile method has endless fine art and architectural applications. In this two day class, we will discuss different types of glass and their firing schedules. Working with color and how it can affect dimensional casting will also be explored. Bring items you may want to cast with this method or choose from our image library. All materials and firings included. 

fused bas relief casting float glass

Class 4701: MIG Welding

Ever wanted to learn how to weld? Want to impress your friends, your older brother and that cute bartender? It’s easier than you think! In three evenings you will learn how to lay a bead, and handle all sorts of sharp and dangerous tools. You will be able to complete a small project and leave with lots of ideas and know-how for other projects. This class will teach you the basics of welding, metal work and design, joining, bending and finishing. And you will get dirty! Sessions A & C are evening classes. Session B is an afternoon class.

NOTE: All MIG welding classes are currently full, please email erwin@washglass.com for waitlist info

A photograph of a person welding

4703: Intro to Mosaics

Did you ever wonder about the mosaic art pieces you may have seen in archeological sites? Mosaics is one of the most beautiful and ancient ways to create art and express ideas. There are several materials that can be used to create mosaics. In this class, you will be able to learn different techniques to create your own mosaic art that will endure the passing of time. You will learn how to prepare a mosaic substrate, learn to cut glass, design and finish 2 plaques of 8 by 8 inches on your own.

Most of the work will be done on the first workshop day. The mosaic has to truly dry before applying grout, therefore, we will meet the next day to apply the grout and do final touches.

4702: Glass Lovers Weekend

As highlighted in Washingtonian Magazine – Our most popular class, this is the fastest way to learn all aspects of warm glass in the shortest amount of time! Under the supervision of a professional glass artist you will learn the fundamentals of fusing, slumping and dimensional kiln casting. Everything from bowls and plates to sculptural objects… this is the perfect way for a beginner to learn the basics of glass… and you will leave with several very cool items!

Class 4705: Table Manners

This is your chance to venture into making a piece of furniture for your home. You will cast or fuse an incredibly cool glass top to create the table of your own design.  You will get an introduction to welding and then cut and weld a steel frame to finish your one-of-a-kind piece. No prior welding or glass experience is needed but not discouraged. This is a 4-night session class.