Current Classes

Don’t forget … a gift certificate to the Washington Glass School is the gift of creativity!

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 4105 - Class 4105- Intro to Dry Plaster Casting.
Class 4201 - Class 4201 – MIG Welding for Dummies.
Class 4202 - Class 4202 – Super Bowl Party!
Class 4203 - Class 4203- Lighting Solutions
Class 4204 - Class 4204- Intro to Glass Fusing-CLASS FULL, join our waitlist.
Class 4205 - Class 4205 – Rubber Mold Creation
Class 4206 - Class 4206- Pumpkin votives.
Class 4207 - Class 4207- Sushi Set
Class 4208 - Class 4208 – Open Studio – Work At Your Own Pace

Deposit for class registration, balance due at class time

Class 4105- Intro to Dry Plaster Casting. (Class 4105 )

Come join us to learn the signature technique of The Washington Glass School, an alternative kiln casting method that delivers a remarkable level of detail. There is no experience required for this one day work shop. You’ll leave the course with bas relief castings of your own design!

Gaby Morris Christina Helowicz




Class 4201 – MIG Welding for Dummies. (Class 4201)

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: Sept 6, 13, 20. Session 2: November 1, 8, 15.

7pm to 9:30pm

$400 per student

Class 4202 – Super Bowl Party! (Class 4202)

You like bowls?  So do we!  So come join Christina and Gaby 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.  (email the studio coordinator Christina directly on this one –

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


Christina Helowicz Gaby Morris

Session three: 8/13 Fall Session: 9/10

1pm to 4pm

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

Class 4203- Lighting Solutions (Class 4203)

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

Oct 11, 12, 18, 19.


$400 per person

Class 4204- Intro to Glass Fusing-CLASS FULL, join our waitlist. (Class 4204)

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

11/19: session full, make a deposit through the paypal link st the top of the page to join the waitlist

1- 4pm


Class 4205 – Rubber Mold Creation (Class 4205)



This course focuses on exploring the many possibilities of rubber molds. We will be working with three different types of rubber and discussing the science and pros/cons of each.

You will leave this course with the ability to create flawless silicone molds to cast your own sculpted poly-vitro works!

Christina Helowicz

9/29, 10/6, 10/13.

6-9 pm


Class 4206- Pumpkin votives. (Class 4206)

Kick off spooky season by creating your very own pumpkin or jack o’ lantern that will never go bad! This fast pace class requires no prior glass knowledge. This special session is all about spooky fun and creating something GOURD-GOUS! All materials are included, pick up of items will occur on a later date after the work has been fired.

Gaby Morris

9/24. 10/29



Class 4207- Sushi Set (Class 4207)

Looking for that hand made gift for the holiday season? Or a fun way to spend a Saturday? Join us to our make your own sushi set! Choose between a 3 or a 5 piece set and let the fun begin.

Christina Helowicz



3 Piece: $150 5 Piece: $200

Class 4208 – Open Studio – Work At Your Own Pace (Class 4208)

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