4506: Fun Friday!

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

July: Ice Cream Cones! What’s better than an ice cream cone on a hot summer day? Join Patricia for this refreshing Fun Friday where you can make an ice cream cone that you will enjoy (though not eat) all year round!

August: Put a Bird on It! Get ready to spread your wings and soar into the world of glass art with our vibrant bird Fun Friday! In a few hours you’ll learn how to quickly craft stunning birds using colorful glass.

September: Pet Faces! Join our Fun Friday class and “unleash” your creativity while capturing the essence of your beloved furry friends! In our pet portrait class, you’ll learn various techniques to depict the unique personalities and charm of your pets in glass.

an ice cream cone made out of fused glass
two birds made out of glass, waiting to be fused in the kiln
a rectangular owl made out of fused glass

4505: 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. 

Class 4501: 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!

A photograph of a person welding

4503: Next Step Fused Glass

OK…we hear you! Our Next Step Fused Glass expands on your basic glass techniques and adds some fun extras that will help set your work apart. You will gain a more in-depth understanding of fused glass and the various techniques in the creation of more complex pieces. This 2 day class focuses on creating unique pattern sheets, to be cut and used in the final piece and embellishments with stringers and frit powders! 

A photograph of a square piece of fused glass artwork

4504: 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!