Artists enrolled in the Artist Incubator program are seasoned artists that use studio space at the School. This includes access to tools, kilns, expert instructors and other studio artists. This encourages and enables independent and collaborative work by the artists to explore and establish themselves in new mediums, refine techniques and create artwork, jewelry, lighting and sculpture.
Art Community Participation
The Washington Glass School is active in regional and national art community associations, events and projects.
This involves the Management and Creative Team, Faculty and Studio Artists as members, regular exhibitors and active contributors. This participation includes involvement in groups and events with National Capital Art Glass Guild (NCAGG), WPA, Glass Arts Society (GAS), Washington Sculptors Group, Virginia Glass Guild, The Gateway Arts District and Prince George’s County. The Washington Glass School also participates in street festivals and art fairs such as Arts on Foot and Art-O-Matic, as well as providing avenues for student participation in community events such as the DC Commission for the Arts sponsored Pandamania.
Part of our outreach program has been to provide arts training opportunities for middle schools. Working with the education program, students visit the glass studio and participate in making cast glass components. The learning ties in with information about art, craft, science, physics, and mathematics.