Current Classes

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


Class 2900 - Class 2900 Beginner’s Glass Lover’s Weekend
Class 2903 - Class 2903 – MIG Welding for Dummies
Class 2905 - Class 2905 – Plastic Fantastic!
Class 2906 - Class 2906 – Laura Beth’s Super Bowl Party!
Class 2908 - Class 2907 – Open Studio – Work At Your Own Pace

Deposit for Class Registration, balance due at class time.

Class 2900 Beginner’s Glass Lover’s Weekend (Class 2900)

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

August 4/5

1pm to 5pm each day

$350 per student (all materials included)

Class 2903 – MIG Welding for Dummies (Class 2903)

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 Summer!

Erwin Timmers

Offered twice this summer! - Session 1 - Wed. Eves June (6, 13, 20) and Session 2 - Wed Eves in aug. (8,15,22)

7pm to 9:30pm

$375 per student

Class 2905 – Plastic Fantastic! (Class 2905)

Acrylic, Resin, Polyurethane, Poly-Vitro…… whatever  you call it, its plastic! This class is totally designed to help you make molds and to learn about plastics and how to use them in your artwork. This is not your Grandmother’s plastic… the varied uses and materials far outstrips the plastics of yesteryear. Come to this beginnings workshop and get a quick education on the medium that is every where in the international art fairs today. стекло искусство новое玻璃艺术新.فن الزجاج الجديد

Tim Tate / Laura Beth Konapinski

Tues and Wed eve in July (17, 18)

7pm to 9:30pm

$400 per student

Class 2906 – Laura Beth’s Super Bowl Party! (Class 2906)

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: July 14th Aug. 9th

July 14th , 1:30pm to 3pm and Aug. 9th, 7pm to 9:30pm

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

Class 2907 – Open Studio – Work At Your Own Pace (Class 2908)

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