Thursday, October 5th & 12th | 5:30PM-7:30PM | Intermediate Fused Glass Techniques: Optical Effects

Take your skills to the next level in this two-part workshop by learning the method of displacement: using glass to move glass to create beautiful and complex-looking pieces!

Please note: Prior glass-working experience is required for this class. Please wear closed toe shoes. Please bring safety glasses; if needed, they are available for purchase from the studio for $5. This is a two-part class, and students will need to be available on Thursday, October 5th, and Thursday, October 12th, from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Projects take two class sessions and are kiln-fired between sessions. Finished pieces are ready for pickup two weeks after class.

This class is appropriate for ages 14+. Students between the ages of 16-18 may attend only with parental permission.

This class will take place indoors at Studio 34 Creative Arts Learning Center, located at 34 Elton St, Rochester, NY 14607. The studio is located on the second floor of the largest of the three brick buildings on Elton St. Please use the entrance on the right side. Additional parking is located at the corner of Atlantic and Elton.

If you would like to request a sign language interpreter, will be attending class with an aid, or have any preferences or concerns regarding a disability, vision, hearing, hand dexterity, or mental health please fill out our contact form. If you would like to request a sign language interpreter, we ask that you please send a request at least 3 weeks prior to class.

About the teachers:
Michele Ramsey is a recently retired school teacher and now shares her professional teaching experience as a glass instructor at Studio 34 Creative Arts Center. Michele has studied with world-class glass artists to develop her body of work.

Rekindling a love of art and making things following a corporate career, Laura Allen-Pannell has returned to her artistic roots. Holding a degree in Packaging Science and Design, her background includes a combination of media, applications, and structural design. Laura began working with glass in 2019, specializing in stained glass, fused glass, glass and ceramic mosaic, and even a little hot glass. She joined the Studio 34 faculty in 2022.

Marilynne Lipshutz is the executive director of Studio 34 Creative Arts Center, located in Rochester's Neighborhood of the Arts for more than 20 years. Marilynne retired as a psychotherapist and took up glass blowing, glass fusing, and casting as a hobby which grew into a successful teaching studio, now home to 28 local faculty and visiting artists from around the globe.

Studio 34 is known for small class sizes to maximize student learning experience. Since opening in 2000, Studio 34 has welcomed more than 15,000 students, some traveling from around the world to take classes taught by their professional faculty and visiting artists from across the globe.

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