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

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


Class 3200 - Class 3200 – Father’s Day Super Bowl Party!
Class 3201 - Class 3201 – Lighting Solutions For Your Home
Class 3202 - Class 3202 – MIG Welding for Dummies
Class 3203 - Class 3203 – Glass + Steel!
Class 3204 - Class 3204 Beginning’s Glass Lover’s Weekend
Class 3205 - Class 3205 – Open Studio – Work At Your Own Pace

Deposit for Class Registration, balance due at class time.

Class 3200 – Father’s Day Super Bowl Party! (Class 3200)

Still searching for the perfect Father’s Day Gift?! This year make the gift they can’t get anywhere else! Absolutely no glass experience required- this class is perfect for those who want to try out glass-making and learn glass cutting and fusing techniques!

fathers day glass art

Teri Bailey

Saturday June 8

12pm to 3pm

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

Class 3201 – Lighting Solutions For Your Home (Class 3201)

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 one. Tuition includes glass, mold materials, and mounting hardware. No glass experience is needed, and electrical experience will be provided.


Erwin Timmers

Wednesday eves June 13, 20, 27

7pm to 9:30pm


Class 3202 – MIG Welding for Dummies (Class 3202)

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 6 students (sign up early to get in!) 3 Day Class.

Erwin Timmers

Tues July 2nd, Wed July 10 and 17

7pm to 9:30pm

$375 per student

Class 3203 – Glass + Steel! (Class 3203)

Bas Relief and Welding Combo! Perfect as a gift or centerpiece in your home – this combo beginner course will teach you to create a kiln-formed glass panel complete with its own metal frame! Students ill learn how to manipulate glass using the Dry Plaster Casting technique, as well as weld their own steel frames. Limit 6 students (sign up early to get in!) 3 Day Class.

Teri Bailey

July 10,11, 12

12pm to 3pm

$250 per student

Class 3204 Beginning’s Glass Lover’s Weekend (Class 3204)

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!

Teri Bailey and Kerri Sheehan

August 3,4

1pm to 5pm each day

$350 per student (all materials included)

Class 3205 – Open Studio – Work At Your Own Pace (Class 3205)

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