Create your own metal jewelry! In this beginner techniques class, students will learn about safety, sawing, filing, hand tools, gauge, "hardness," and more. The class also includes copper sheet metal for students to make one pendant.Please note: Please wear closed-toed shoes. Please bring safety glasses; if needed they are available for purchase from the studio for $5. Soldering is not included in this class.Age:This class is appropriate for ages 14+. Students between the ages of 14-18 may attend only with parental permission.Location: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.Accessibility: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 teacher:Maya Postell is a senior metalsmith faculty member and full time metalsmith. She has been teaching classes at Studio 34 for 5 years. Maya's body of work is botanical-themed, one of a kind, handmade jewelry crafted in silver and gold. Each piece is fabricated one by one from precious metals and castings of real plants.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.For details on our COVID-19 policies, class cancellation policy, parking, and more please visit our FAQs.