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.

Stay Safe! Stay Creative! Stay In Touch!

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 4101 - Class 4101 – MIG Welding for Dummies.
Class 4102 - Class 4102 – Super Bowl Party!
Class 4103 - Class 4103 – Beginning Glass Lover’s Weekend.
Class 4104 - Class 4104- Intro to Glass Fusing
Class 4105 - Class 4105- Intro to Dry Plaster Casting.
Class 4106 - Class 4106- Pick a Number
Class 4107 - Class 4107 – Open Studio – Work At Your Own Pace

Summer Classes

Class 4101 – MIG Welding for Dummies. (Class 4101)

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: June 15, 22, 29. JUNE SESSION FULL Session 2: July 6, 13, 20. JULY SESSION FULL- SIGN UP FOR OUT WAITLIST

7pm to 9:30pm

$400 per student

Class 4102 – Super Bowl Party! (Class 4102)

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 one: 6/4 Session two: 7/16 Session three: 8/13

1pm to 4pm

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

Class 4103 – Beginning Glass Lover’s Weekend. (Class 4103)

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

two day class: 7/30 + 7/31

1pm to 4pm each day

$400 per student (all materials included)

Class 4104- Intro to Glass Fusing (Class 4104)

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


1- 4pm


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 4106- Pick a Number (Class 4106)

Let’s get creative with house numbers.  This your chance to give your home some new curb appeal.  4 evenings will give you plenty of time and inspiration to imagine, design and create this crucial accessory in glass and steel.  You will get intros in glass casting and MIG welding, but no prior experience is necessary.

Erwin Timmers

Tuesday Evenings: 6/28, 7/5, 7/12, 7/19



Class 4107 – Open Studio – Work At Your Own Pace (Class 4107)

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