Current Classes

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To register for any classes:

The Washington Glass School has started the secure online payment option for most of the classes via PayPal. Scroll below to see the online purchase options!

Or pay the old fashioned way – please call the Registrar (M-F, 10 am til 5 pm) with credit card info – or mail a check made out to Washington Glass School. Be sure to include the course number and your phone number with your deposit. If there are any problems, email erwin@washglass.com.

Class Location
Washington Glass School, 3700 Otis Street, Mt. Rainier, MD 20712
(Map available on Contact page.)

LIST OF CLASSES -

Class 2600 - Class 2600 Beginner’s Glass Lover’s Weekend
Class 2601 - Class 2601 – Audrey’s Super Bowl Party!
Class 2602 - Class 2602 – Going Green – Recycled Glass Art
Class 2603 - Class 2603 – MIG Welding for Dummies
Class 2604 - Class 2604 – Glass and Steel Tables
Class 2605 - Class 2605 – Open Studio – Work At Your Own Pace


Deposit for Class Registration, balance due at class time.




Class 2600 Beginner’s Glass Lover’s Weekend (Class 2600)

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! This class is offered 2 times this semester.

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Audrey Wilson and Patricia de Poel Wilberg

May 06/07 and Aug. 26/27

1pm to 5pm each day

$350 per student (all materials included)

Class 2601 – Audrey’s Super Bowl Party! (Class 2601)

You like bowls?  So do we!  So come join Audrey Wilson and Patricia de Poel Wilberg at a super Bowl Making party! Email the instructor directly – studio@washglass.com –  for availability… and let the bowl making begin!

Max 6 students per sessiwashington.glass.school.superbowl.partyon; 3 bowls per student depending on size of bowl.

 

Audrey Wilson with Patricia de Poel Wilberg

Super Bowl Parties take place on the following dates: April 8 - June 10 - July 8 - Aug. 19

1:30pm to 4pm

$75 for each session if using float glass; $100 for Bullseye glass

Class 2602 – Going Green – Recycled Glass Art (Class 2602)

Green up your life by doing something creative to help the environment! This is an exploration into using recycled glass to make sculptural pieces and architectural elements. We will delve into various techniques, including casting, fusing and slumping. Glass chemistry, coloration, and firing temperatures will be explained for each particular application. It is a fantastic way to learn aspects of any warm glass work while focusing on recycling!
No prior experience is necessary – you are encouraged to bring in materials you’d like to try…and you will leave with several very cool items!

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Erwin Timmers

Wed. eves. in May (10, 17, 24)

7pm to 9:30pm

$375 per student

Class 2603 – MIG Welding for Dummies (Class 2603)

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! 

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Erwin Timmers

Wed. Eves in Aug. (9, 16, 23)

7pm to 9:30pm

$375 per student

Class 2604 – Glass and Steel Tables (Class 2604)

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.

 

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Erwin Timmers

Wed. eves. / June 7, 14, 21, 28

7pm to 9:30pm

$375 per student

Class 2605 – Open Studio – Work At Your Own Pace (Class 2605)

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.

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Studio Staff

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

1pm to 4pm

$300 for 4 sessions