Current Classes

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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 2800 - Class 2800 Beginner’s Glass Lover’s Weekend
Class 2801 - Class 2801 – Laura Beth’s Super Bowl Party!
Class 2802 - Class 2802 – MIG Welding for Dummies
Class 2803 - Class 2803 – Lighting Solutions / Ceiling Lights
Class 2804 - Class 2804 – Going Green – Recycled Glass Art
Class 2805 - Class 2805 – Making Glass Jewelry
Class 2806 - Class 2806 – Open Studio – Work At Your Own Pace

Deposit for Class Registration, balance due at class time.

Class 2800 Beginner’s Glass Lover’s Weekend (Class 2800)

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!

Laura Beth Konopinski

March 10/11

1pm to 5pm each day

$350 per student (all materials included)

Class 2801 – Laura Beth’s Super Bowl Party! (Class 2801)

You like bowls?  So do we!  So come join Laura Beth Konopinski at a super Bowl Making party! Laura Beth joins Washington Glass School after working at Pittsburgh Glass Center, and brings a new fun energy to the studio! Email the instructor directly – –  for availability… and let the bowl making begin!

Max 6 students per; 3 bowls per student depending on size of bowl.


Laura Beth Konopinski

Super Bowl Parties take place on the following dates: January 20th February 24th

1:30pm to 4pm

$85 for each session if using float glass; $120 for Bullseye glass

Class 2802 – MIG Welding for Dummies (Class 2802)

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! 2 Sessions this Semester!

Erwin Timmers

Session 1: Tues. Eves in January (09, 16, 23) Session 2: Wed Eves in March (07, 14, 21)

7pm to 9:30pm

$375 per student

Class 2803 – Lighting Solutions / Ceiling Lights (Class 2803)

This class will bring some serious color to your life, and brighten up your living space. This is the perfect way to use glass in a most practical application: ceiling lamps. You will design your own colored glass, determine your own shape, and have your choice of several different hanging or mounting options. For considerably less than the price of a designer fixture, you can put your own name on one. Tuition includes glass, mold materials, and mounting hardware. No glass experience is needed, and electrical experience will be provided.

Erwin Timmers

Thurs. Eves February (08, 15, 22)

7pm to 9:30pm

$350 per student

Class 2804 – Going Green – Recycled Glass Art (Class 2804)

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!

Erwin Timmers

Wed. eves. in April (11, 18, 25)

7pm to 9:30pm

$375 per student

Class 2805 – Making Glass Jewelry (Class 2805)

Glass on a personal scale.  Come make unique pieces of jewelry in our 2-Day Jewelry Workshop. Students will have their choice of making Pendant, Earring Set or Pins.  Pick your colors in glass.  The unique fused glass centerpiece will be mounted onto the backings and hardware students pick.

Laura Beth Konopinski

Sat/Sunday February 3/4

1pm to 4pm

$300 per student

Class 2806 – Open Studio – Work At Your Own Pace (Class 2806)

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.

Studio Staff

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

1pm to 4pm

$300 for 4 sessions