New Washington Glass School Winter/Spring 2014 Schedule

    New Winter/Spring 2014 Class Schedule     

To register for any classes…please call or e-mail to hold a space and mail a $50 deposit check made out to Washington Glass School. Be sure to include the course number and your phone number with your deposit. This is important to do ASAP as classes tend to fill quickly!  All checks, class info and registration are to be sent to:
3700 Otis Street, Mount Rainier, MD 20712
Phone: 202-744-8222 
Or- scroll down thru this post to the Paypal option for deposit.


Class 1600 –  Beginner’s Glass Lover’s Weekend


glass lovers

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 Jan. 18/19
                       Session B- Sat/Sun Apr. 5/6
Time               1pm to 5pm each day      
Tuition            $300 per student (all materials included) 


Class 1601 – 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  Jan.(8,15,22)

                  Session B Wed.Eves  April (2,9,16) 

Time :          7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Tuition :       $350 per student


Class 1602 – Fancy Frits!



Learn how to use colorful glass frits to create interesting and unique designs on two separate fused bowls.  You will learn about shifting frit onto fiber paper to create lacy frit wafers.  A great technique with many uses, including learning how to layer wafers to create depth and wondrous beauty!  Bring your bowl fusing skills to the next level with this two day course.

Instructors: Audrey Wilson

Dates :       Saturdays in March (8 and 15)

Time:         1:00pm to 4pm

Tuition :     $350


Class 1603 – Lighting Up Your Life 


  sconce class

Are you looking to bring some new light into your home? Tired of the same old “builder special” lights? Well, come and make your own in this class! You will truly display your glass skills in their best light. You’ll learn to cut, fuse and shape glass into the right form. Ceiling or wall fixture, you will have the chance to design your own. You will also learn how to safely wire and install your new lamp. No glass or electrical experience is necessary. 

Instructor: Erwin Timmers

Dates : Wednesday eves, Feb. 5, 12, and 19
Time: 7pm to 9:30pm

Tuition: $300 per student (all materials included)


Class 1604 – More MIG 



Now that you’ve tried your hand at MIG welding, the hot-glue gun of the metal shop, why not expand your horizons? We will offer a truck load of new techniques. You can compare welding stainless steel vs. aluminum, and pit the plasma cutter vs. oxyacetylene. You will also improve your MIG skills, and spend more time on grinding, polishing, finishing and patinas. Remember, this is a real, live, active, working shop! You will get dirty. Wear closed-toed shoes and long pants.

Prerequisite: one MIG welding class or equivalent.

 Instructor: Erwin Timmers

Dates : Wednesday eves, Mar. 5, 12, and 19
Time: 7pm to 9:30pm

Tuition: $350 per student (all materials included)


Class 1606 – Audrey’s Weekly Super Bowl Party


next step glass fuse bowls

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!
(email the instructor Audrey directly on this one – 

Instructor :  Audrey Wilson 

Dates :   the Super Bowl Party will take place on the following dates. Take just one or all of them!
            Jan. 4th and 25th

            Feb. 1st and 22nd

            March 1st and 22nd. 

Time : 1:30 to 4pm

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


Class 1607- 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

Deposit for Class Registration, balance due at class time.

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