Washington Glass School New Class Schedule


In time for a leisurely read during the holiday break – the January – April 2013 Washington Glass School class schedule! 
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Class 1350 – Beginner’s Glass Lover’s Weekend

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! Offered 2 times in the session.

Instructors      Audrey Wilson
Dates             Session A – Sat/Sun Feb 16 & 17
                      Session B – Sat/Sun Apr. 6 & 7
Time              1pm to 5pm each day          
Class 1351 – Bas Relief In Glass  (Deep Relief Dry Plaster Casting)

Tired of working flat? Want an easy way to get some real depth into your glass? Here’s a fun class where you will learn one of the easiest methods of kilncasting sheet glass to achieve bas-relief sculpture. This incredibly versatile method has endless fine art and architectural applications. In this two day class, we will discuss different types of glass and their firing schedules. Working with color and how it can affect dimensional casting will also be explored. Bring items you may want to cast with this method or choose from our image library. All materials and firings included.

Instructor:      Michael Janis 

Dates :           Sat afternoons  Feb 2, 9  

Time :             2pm to 5pm   

Tuition :          $350 per student (all materials included) 


Class 1352 - MIG Welding for Dummies!

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!  

Instructor :   Erwin Timmers
Dates :         Session A : Wed. eves in January (9, 16, 23)

                     Session B : Wed. eves in April (10, 17, 24) 

Time :           7pm to 9:30 pm
Tuition :        $350 per student   


Class 1353 - Architectural and Industrial Lighting Design 

The transmission of light is one of the most compelling features of glass. Using recycled found metal objects and architectural elements, this class will highlight several glass techniques including kiln casting and fusing/slumping sheet glass. You will also learn the basics of safe wiring and electricity. Some glass experience is helpful, but not necessary. Electrical experience is not required. This will be a fun class with lots of hands on projects. As part of this class, we will discuss LED's, light panels, fluorescent and incandescent sources.  


Instructor:    Erwin Timmers / Tim Tate  

Dates:         Sunday afternoons in March (3, 10, 17)

 with open studios on Wed. eves in March (3, 13, 20)

Time:           Class : Sundays - 1pm to 4pm

                    Open Studios : Wed. 7pm to 9:30pm 

Tuition:        $450


Class 1354 - More Welding! 

Now that you've tried your hand at MIG welding, the hot glue gun of the metal shop, why not expand your horizons? We will offer a truck load of new techniques. You can compare welding stainless steel vs. aluminum, and pit the plasma cutter vs. oxy-acetylene. You will also improve your MIG skills, and spend more time on grinding, polishing, finishing and patinas. Bring ideas for a small project and you'll walk home with it.   Remember--this is a real, live, active, working shop. You will get dirty. Wear closed toed shoes and long pants.    

Pre-requisite: At least one MIG welding class or equivalent.

Instructor       Erwin Timmers

Dates             Wed. evenings in Feb (6, 13, 20)

Time              7pm - 9:30pm

Tuition            $350 (all materials provided)


Class 1355 - Pate De Verre with Audrey Wilson 

This is a rare opportunity to learn Audrey's own unique style of pate de verre, which is described as alive with energy and effervescent shapes that evoke emotion - just like Audrey herself!
Pate de verre is an ancient and widely varied art form using glass powders and frits melted, fused, and cast at different and specific temperatures to achieve a variety of results in glass. Although her own style is to work intuitively, Audrey will provide a solid base of technical information and a straightforward approach that can easily be accomplished in the studio.  Students will learn how to create two open faced bowl forms.

Instructor :     Audrey Wilson 

Dates :          Thursdays in March (14, 21, & 28)

Time :            7pm - 9:30 pm    

Tuition :         $350    


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