Current Classes

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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! PLEASE BE SURE YOU USE AN EMAIL ADDRESS THAT IS UP TO DATE, we use this to send you important class information will no use it for anything else. If the email address linked to your pay pal is out of date we can not contact you, PayPal has stopped notifying us of your deposits, please bear with is as we fix this issue.

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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

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


Class 4401 - Class 4401 – MIG Welding for Dummies.
Class 4402 - Class 4402 – Super Bowl Party!
Class 4403 - Class 4403: Glass Fusing 201: crank it up a notch
Class 4404 - Class 4404- Intro to Glass Fusing.
Class 4405 - Class 4405: Let’s Talk About Kilns Baby!
Class 4406 - Class 4406: Fun Friday!
Class 4407 - Class 4407: Earth day with Erwin!
Class 4408 - Class 4408 – Open Studio – Work At Your Own Pace

Deposit for class registration, balance due at class time

Class 4401 – MIG Welding for Dummies. (Class 4401)

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! Limit 4 students (sign up early to get in!) 3 Day Class.


Erwin Timmers

Session 1: April 4, 11,18. Session 2: May 9,16,23.- session full, sign up to be put on the waitlist Session 3: June 6,13,20.

7pm to 9:30pm

$400 per student

Class 4402 – Super Bowl Party! (Class 4402)

You like bowls?  So do we!  So come join at a super Bowl Making party! Email for availability…..and let the bowl making begin! This course is perfect for those looking for a casual Saturday of fusing. Glass fusing experience is required for this class . Haven’t worked with glass before? Check out our Glass Lovers Weekend or Intro to Fusing. Register using the PayPal check out. 

(max 5 students per session; 3 bowls per student depending on size of bowl)




Gaby Morris

Session 1: 4/8 Session 2: 6/10

1pm to 4pm

$100 for each session if using float glass; $135 for Bullseye glass

Class 4403: Glass Fusing 201: crank it up a notch (Class 4403 )

Are you ready to take your fusing skills to the next level? In this class we’ll go over circle cutting, fun ways to use stringers and frit, and what it means to cut with intention. Some glass fusing experience is required for this one, so get ready to step up your fusing game. No glass experience? no worries, there will be a crash course before class starts to get you up to speed (just mention “crash course” during sign up. 

Christina Helowicz

*New date* 6/17

12pm-3pm *11am glass crash course.

$200, $250 with crash course.

Class 4404- Intro to Glass Fusing. (Class 4404)

Interested in fusing but don’t know where to start? Look no farther! In this course you’ll learn the basics of glass cutting and fusing, and leave with two fused projects of your own creation.

Christina Helowicz

April 29th

12- 3pm


Class 4405: Let’s Talk About Kilns Baby! (Class 4405)

So you know how to fuse, but you now you’d like to learn what’s goin on inside the kiln? Spend a few hours with our instructors and take about kiln programs, and what exactly the glass is doing inside that box of mystery.

Erwin Timmers and Christina Helowicz

Email to schedule

Course is 2 hours long

$75 for 1 person. signing up with a group? ask about group rates.

Class 4406: Fun Friday! (Class 4406)

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

May: Craft your own sun catching master piece! You can use one of our patterns or make one that is all your own. Adults and children over 10(with adult) are welcome. 

June: Spend an afternoon with Patricia and learn the basics of painting on glass. This class is open to all ages and abilities; no glass experience is needed for a great time. Students will use fire on enamels to paint a design onto their dishes. The vitreous enamels will be premixed for the students to ensure each pallet is perfect. Design guides will also be available for students to use. 

Erwin Timmers Patricia De Poel Wilberg

Suncatchers: 5/26 Painting on glass:6/9



Class 4407: Earth day with Erwin! (Class 4407)

We are excited to announce our  Earth Day With Erwin event! Come join the area’s leading eco-artist to create your own recycled masterpiece! Green up your life with this fun activity to help the environment! Make your own lovely recycled glass dish in one afternoon. Smash an old window, remelt it, and then add all sorts of designs and colors.  Parents with kids (10+) welcome.

Erwin Timmers


3-5 pm, Rolling start; we start at 3 but if you arrive before 4 you can still finish this project.


Class 4408 – Open Studio – Work At Your Own Pace (Class 4408)

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.

Cost: $350 for 4 sessions. $100 for 1 session. Open studio is 12-4 on weekdays. Email for questions or scheduling.

Studio Staff

Email to confirm scheduling

$350 for 4 sessions