Class 4004 – Beginning Glass Casting. Class full sign up for our waitlist.

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Want to create glass sculpture but don’t know where to start? This course will start from the beginning, covering plaster mold making, different types of glass, and what goes on in the kiln. We recommend bringing your own particle respirator if you have one, but it’s okay if you don’t. Come ready to get dirty and have fun!

*This course does not cover rubber mold making, which is often helpful (but not necessary) for starting glass casting.

Watch Imagine Museum’s Instagram Video of Artist Michael Janis

Florida’s Imagine Museum has WGS’ Michael Janis’ glass artwork in its permanent collection, their “American Masters”, – and recently posted a video snippet of an interview with him on their Instagram page.

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Click on image to jump to Imagine Museum Instagram

Imagine Museum is a new fine art institution in St. Petersburg, Florida. Its primary collection displays the explosive growth and diversification of the studio glass movement in America since the 1960’s, and extends to new directions in contemporary glass.

Memorial Day 2020

kiln cast glass art fused bullseye glass content drivenOn Memorial Day we remember and honor those who died while serving our country – wishing all a meaningful day. Artwork credits: Trish Kent – detail from her “Divided States of America” series; photo Pete Duvall.

Pate De Verre Class Fun!

This weekend’s pâte de verre class was a great success! 

Instructor Teri Bailey demonstrates how to apply color frit powder into specific areas for the class.

Instructor Teri Swinhart (Bailey) demonstrates how to apply color frit powder into specific areas for the class.

Pâte de verre is a kilncasting method that literally means “paste of glass”. The general premise is to mix frit granules with some sort of binder such as gum arabic, then apply the glass to the inner surface of a negative mold.

Teri Bailey demonstrates proper frit application.

Teri Swinhart demonstrates proper frit application.

The Pâte de verre students made plaster molds in which they would cast the glass.

The Pâte de verre students made plaster molds in which they would cast the glass.

Lively discussion on ways to kilncast glass sculpture was explored by the class.

Lively discussion on ways to kilncast glass sculpture was explored by the class.The students all loved the process and can't wait til the firings are out of the kilns. The students all loved the process and can’t wait til the firings are out of the kilns.

 

Glass Throwdown! Who will be GlassMaster?! Come to EXPOSED! @SOFA Expo!

Ferd Hampson Vs David Hutchausen reveal all in Mary Van Cline's EXPOSED! @SOFAExpo

Ferd Hampson Vs David Hutchausen reveal all in Mary Van Cline’s EXPOSED! @SOFAExpo

Mary Van Cline’s DOCUMENTA Project (which celebrates 3 years of photographing the community of the global Studio Glass Movement) continues to tease and generate interest in her EXPOSED event taking place at Chicago SOFA Expo opening Oct 31st! 

Come see the “out takes” and behind the scenes action of the Photo Shoots that help make the Portraits so engaging, and enjoy an informal visual historical narrative. After all, LAUGHING MATTERS!

The Documenta Project Presents: EXPOSED!
Chicago SOFA Expo
FRIDAY, November 1, 2019
3:00 – 4:00 pm

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#SOFAChicago

 

Art Opening & Panel Event @ NOMA : Art & Environment

This Saturday, Sept 14th, Please join the NoMa BID and artist Eric Celarier in a panel talk to discuss Eric’s newest artwork, “Biosphere,” now on view in the lobby of 1200 First St. NE. Comprising 43 colorful images of mundane materials and trash, this installation continues the artist’s ongoing exploration of humanity’s impact on the environment.

East City Art founder/editor Phil Hutinet will be moderating the panel including the talented and creative panelists listed below:
Moderator | Phil Hutinet, Founder & Editor of East City Art
Panelist | Eric Celarier, Artist
Panelist | Jeanne Braha, Executive Director at Rock Creek Conservancy
Panelist | Erwin Timmers, Co-Director of Washington Glass School
Panelist | Rafiq Jennings, Fixit Clinic with DOEE

The event will kick off at 5:00 PM with refreshments and an opportunity to experience the art and meet the artist. Click HERE to jump to event listing on Eventbrite.

Beer, wine, and light bites will be provided.
• 5:00 PM | Open house
• 5:30 PM | Panel disucssion
* 6:30 PM | Mingling and networking

For inquiries about the event, please contact Kimberly Ford, NoMa BID Director of Events: kford@nomabid.org.

Sat, September 14, 2019
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Location
1200 First St NE
1200 First Street Northeast
Washington, DC 20002

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2019 Open Studios Tour Voted Most Fun!

This year’s Open Studio Tour (OST) was tons of fun! Big thank-you for all those that came out to see what was happening at the Glass School! Some pix from the day:

Open Studio Tour of the Gateway Arts District featured the Washington Glass School. Great time to meet and talk about artwork and glass.

Open Studio Tour of the Gateway Arts District featured the Washington Glass School. Great time to meet and talk about artwork and glass.

DC contemporary arts maven Molly Ruppert chats with WGS Co-Director Michael Janis during OST 2019.

DC contemporary arts maven Molly Ruppert chats with WGS Co-Director Michael Janis during OST 2019.

New Studio Coordinator & recent Ohio State MFA Graduate Teri Bailey (L) talks about her pâte de verre sculptures.

New Studio Coordinator & recent Ohio State MFA Graduate Teri Bailey (L) talks about her pâte de verre sculptures.

Visitors marveled at Max DeMulder's new sculpture on display.

Visitors marveled at Max DeMulder’s new sculpture on display.

Prince George's County Council Deni Taveras visits the glass studio and gathers artists for a photo opp.

Prince George’s County Council Deni Taveras visits the glass studio and gathers artists for a photo opp.

OST May 11th 2019!

Gateway Arts District 15th Open Studio Tour - the DC region’s largest one-day visual arts festival! Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 11am to 5pm. Works by the artists and instructors of the Washington Glass School are to be featured!

Coming soon! Gateway Arts District 15th Open Studio Tour – the DC region’s largest one-day visual arts festival!
Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 11am to 5pm. Works by the artists and instructors of the Washington Glass School are to be featured!

Happy Holidays to All!

May the magic and the wonder of the holiday season stay with you throughout the coming year!

The Magpie’s Hoard by Robert Wynne Blown and float glass, bronze and steel; 110 H x 65 W x 23 D cm Born in Yarram, Victoria, Robert Wynne studied Visual Arts at Monash University, Majoring in Ceramics, before going on to complete a Master’s Degree in glass at California State University. On returning to Australia, Robert established his career as an independent glass artist based in Sydney.

The Magpie’s Hoard by Robert Wynne
Blown and float glass, bronze and steel; 110 H x 65 W x 23 D cm
Born in Yarram, Victoria, Robert Wynne studied Visual Arts at Monash University, Majoring in Ceramics, before going on to complete a Master’s Degree in glass at California State University. On returning to Australia, Robert established his career as an independent glass artist based in Sydney.

Best wishes for a Happy New Year filled with health, happiness, and spectacular success!

Studio 3807 Films Washington Glass School Action Movie

Studio 3807 films WGS: Prepare to be quadruple terminated!

Studio 3807 films WGS Directors Tim Tate and Michael Janis: Prepare to be quadruple terminated!

The Gateway Arts District will be welcoming a new apartment development – Studio 3807. Besides offering artist studio space in the new mixed use development, they are displaying works by local artists as part of a permanent collection and as part of a series of rotating art and artists talks organized by John Paradiso. The developer has stated that they want to be an integral part of the Arts District.

As part of their marketing efforts, Studio 3807 has filmed videos featuring Gateway Arts District artists – including Washington Glass School. 

Get your popcorn ready for the release of the major motion picture!