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 2700 - Class 2700 Beginner’s Glass Lover’s Weekend
Class 2701 - Class 2701 – Laura Beth’s Super Bowl Party!
Class 2702 - Class 2702 – MIG Welding for Dummies
Class 2703 - Class 2703 – Going Green – Recycled Glass Art
Class 2704 - Class 2704 – Open Studio – Work At Your Own Pace


Deposit for Class Registration, balance due at class time.



Class 2700 Beginner’s Glass Lover’s Weekend (Class 2700)

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! 

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Laura Beth Konopinski

October 14/15

1pm to 5pm each day

$350 per student (all materials included)

Class 2701 – Laura Beth’s Super Bowl Party! (Class 2701)

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 – 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.

 

Laura Beth Konopinski

Super Bowl Parties take place on the following dates: November 11th

1:30pm to 4pm

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

Class 2702 – MIG Welding for Dummies (Class 2702)

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

Tues. Eves in October (03, 10, 17)

7pm to 9:30pm

$375 per student

Class 2703 – Going Green – Recycled Glass Art (Class 2703)

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 November (01, 08, 15)

7pm to 9:30pm

$375 per student

Class 2704 – Open Studio – Work At Your Own Pace (Class 2704)

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