Tuesday, May 09, 2023

Spring Classes at the Washington Glass School

Offering a unique educational program for over 20 years, the Washington Glass School and Studio offers something for everyone with classes for both beginning and seasoned artists. Check out their website for more info!

Keep scrolling to find out about their upcoming events, classes, and shows!

Upcoming Classes at The Washington Glass School:

Open Studio

Mark Your Calendars! Saturday, May 13th, from Noon-5 pm, is the Annual Spring Open Studios! Perfect time to see cool arts and crafts AND get something incredible for Mother's Day! In fact, bring Mom with you!

*NEW DATE*4403- Glass Fusing 201

Instructor: Christina Helowicz

Level: Intermediate


Times:12-3 pm

Tuition: $200

Are you ready to take your fusing skills to the next level? This class covers circle cutting, fun ways to use stringers and frit, and what it means to cut with intention. Some glass fusing experience is required for this one, so get ready to step up your fusing game. Never fused before? Starting at 11 am, we'll have a $50 crash course before class to catch you up to speed.

We're Hiring! WGS seeks new Studio Coordinator, click the link below to learn more.

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NEW CLASS! Fun Friday! Fun Friday is a monthly(ish) afternoon class with fun focused projects that are great for adults and older kids alike. 


Instructor: Erwin Timmers

Level: Beginner


Times:3-5 pm

Tuition: $75

Craft your own sun-catching masterpiece! You can use one of our patterns or make one that is all your own. Adults and children over 10(with adult) are welcome—no glass experience is needed.


Painting on Glass with Patricia

Instructor: Patricia De Poel Wilberg

Level: Beginner


Times:3-5 pm

Tuition: $75

Spend an afternoon with Patricia and learn the basics of painting on glass. This class is open to all ages and abilities; no glass experience is needed for a great time. Students will use fire on enamels to paint a design onto their dishes.

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An Auction to Support Glass Art in Ukraine: "Unbreakable Ukraine". May 12th, 2023

Rago Auctions is presenting a selection of contemporary glasswork from notable artists across the globe all sold to benefit the hot shop at the Glass Museum in Lviv shared by the Lviv National Academy of Arts. Thirteen artists - including our Michael Janis and Tim Tate - have generously contributed works to the auction with a goal of bringing awareness and funds to the Lviv hot shop and community artists as they continue to create in a time of war. All proceeds, including the 26% buyer's premium, will benefit the hot shop at the Glass Museum in Lviv. Have a look at the works going for a song!

GAS Conference

This June - Detroit, MI is the center of the Glass Universe - The Glass Art Society (GAS) holds their 4 day international conference, the Art Alliance For Contemporary Glass (AACG) holds its annual meeting in Detroit and the largest glass gallery in the USA - Habatat Fine Art hosts its 51st Annual International Invitational from June 4-10th, 2023.

The global glass community gets together to celebrate community, collaboration and crossover in the Motor City.  This event will feature over 400 artworks by glass artists from around the world. Make sure to see the new works by WGS Co-Director Michael Janis at the show!