Current Classes

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As the DC/MD area reopens, there will be a few changes, some temporary, some permanent, but all to keep our community and staff healthy and safe, while ensuring a smooth transition back into facility use and maintaining the high-quality service our glass family deserve.
All staff and studio artists at the Washington Glass School have been vaccinated. WGS is requiring all visitors to be vaccinated. Please bring your vaccination card. For now, WGS continues to require masks indoors. Changes in the pandemic metrics and prevention guidelines will update the entry protocols.

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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

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


Class 3801 - Class 3801 – MIG Welding for Dummies.ALL SESSIONS FULL
Class 3802 - Class 3802- Lighting Solutions
Class 3803 - Class 3803 – Beginning Glass Lover’s Weekend
Class 3804 - Class 3804 – Christina’s Super Bowl Party!
Class 3805 - Class 3805 – Open Studio – Work At Your Own Pace

Deposit for class registration, balance due at class time

Class 3801 – MIG Welding for Dummies.ALL SESSIONS FULL (Class 3801)

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: September 7, 14, 21 SESSION 2: CLASS FULL.November 2, 9, 16.

7pm to 9:30pm

$375 per student

Class 3802- Lighting Solutions (Class 3802)

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: a lamp. 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 it.  Tuition includes glass, mold materials, and mounting hardware. No glass experience is needed, and electrical experience will be provided.

Erwin Timmers

October 5, 12, 19


$350 per person

Class 3803 – Beginning Glass Lover’s Weekend (Class 3803)

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!

Christina Helowicz

Session one: Sat & Sun, October 16th and 17th.

1pm to 4pm each day

$300 per student (all materials included)

Class 3804 – Christina’s Super Bowl Party! (Class 3804)

You like bowls?  So do we!  So come join Christina at a super Bowl Making party! Email for availability…..and let the bowl making begin! This season we will have super bowl parties every second Saturday of the month.(email the instructor Christina directly on this one –

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




Christina Helowicz

Session one: September 11th Session two: October 9th

1pm to 4pm

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

Class 3805 – Open Studio – Work At Your Own Pace (Class 3805)

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: $300 for 4 sessions

Studio Staff

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$300 for 4 sessions