New Washington Glass School Fall 2013 Schedule

Washington Glass School Sept-Dec 2013 Class Schedule


Class 1500 –  Beginner’s Glass Lover’s Weekend


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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! Offered 3 times in the session.

Instructors       Audrey Wilson
Dates               Session A – Sat/Sun Aug. 10/11
                       Session B – Sat/Sun Sept. 21/22
                       Session C – Sat/Sun Nov. 2/3
Time               1pm to 5pm each day          
Tuition            $300 per student (all mtls included)  

Class 1501 – MIG Welding For Dummies!       


Ever wondered about learning 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!  Offered 2 times this calendar.

Instructor :  Erwin Timmers
Dates :         Session A 

Wed. Eves in Sept. (11, 18, 25)

                    Session B Wed. Eves in Nov. (6, 13, 20) 

Time :          7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Tuition :       $350 per student


Class 1502- Making Your Own Glass Board Game 


            Checker Board  

Chess, Checkers, Parchesi, Scrabble….Whatever you want! Make a chess board fit for a king! Not only are these great gifts, but are also fun to make! From beginners to the most experienced. All glass and materials included!

Instructors: Audrey Wilson

Dates :       Oct 12/13

Time:         1:30pm to 5pm

Tuition :     $400


Class 1503- Found and Lost – An Overview Of Lost Wax Casting 

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 Part One : Found (one day session)

A hands-on course that explores making  flexible, reusable molds for the production of repeatable parts. Students will be asked to bring in a minimum of 10 small “found” objects (objects must not have any dimension thicker than1″.) We will discuss all the objects in terms of approaches for making flexible molds, then identify the best choices to make. Lab fee for mold materials.

 lost wax

Part Two:  Lost ( 2 days)

In this “part 2” course we will take the wax parts we make in our new flexible molds and turn them into “lost wax ” glass castings.  Mysteries will be revealed about how the wax is “lost” and how glass takes its place. A variety of plaster mold making methods will be explained. Hand built versus poured? Reinforcement methods?  Hi temp versus conventional plasters?  Each student will make one small 3 dimensional glass casting.

Instructor: Debra Ruzinsky

Dates :       Saturday  Nov. 9th from 1 to 5pm
and Sat./Sun.  Nov. 16 and 17 from 11 to 5pm

Tuition :     $400 + lab fees


Class 1504 – Lecture Series – What Came Before / A Slide History Of The Studio Glass Movement.  


Who was there, what they did, and why; in the US and abroad; male and female artists; people you may never have heard about!  For Glass Seccessionists who want to learn a little bit of history, that isn’t just about the biggest names in the field. This is a great chance to get the overview you might have missed, from the person who has been in enough places to give the best presentation on it!

Lecturer : Debra Ruzinsky 

When : October 5th  

Time: 1 to 3pm

Cost : Free of charge….just show up! RSVP’s appreciated.


Class 1505 – Making a Glass and Steel Table 



This is your chance to venture into furniture-making for your home. We will focus on using recycled materials to create a side table. You will get an introduction to welding and then cut and weld a steel frame. You will then cast or fuse an incredibly cool glass top to give you a one-of-a-kind table of your own design. No prior welding or glass experience is needed but not discouraged. There are size limitations for the glass top – not to exceed 18″ x 18″.

Instructor: Erwin Timmers

Dates : Wednesday eves, Oct 9, 16, 23 and 30

Time: 7pm to 9:30pm

Tuition: $400 per student (all materials included)


Class 1506 – Audrey’s Weekly Super Bowl Party


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You like bowls?  So do we!  So every Saturday come join Audrey Wilson at a super Bowl Making party! This is ongoing all summer (unless Audrey needs a break!). Email for availability…..and let the bowl making begin!

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Instructor :  Audrey Wilson 

Dates :   the Super Bowl Party will take place on the following dates. Take just one or all of them!
              Sat. Sept. 14th from 1 to 3pm
              Tues. Sept. 24th from 7 to 9pm
              Sat. Oct. 19th from 1 to 3pm
              Sat. Nov. 16th from 1 to 3pm   

Tuition : $75 for each session.(limit 6 students per session) 


Class 1507- Open Studio – Work At Your Own Pace


Beginner's Glass Lovers

Already know the basics of casting or fusing? Open Studio gives each student the opportunity to work independently in a world class studio. Tuition includes a kiln firing per session, clear base glass and colored scrap glass, use of studio tools. Note: students working in dry plaster casting need to schedule cleanup date with studio coordinator.

Instructor :  Studio Staff 

Dates :        Wed/Thurs/Sat afternoons (call to confirm appointment) 

Time :        1pm to 5pm 

Tuition :      $300 for 4 sessions


While we overhaul our Paypal online registration connection, please send an Email ( or phone the school at 202-744-8222 to register. 


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