Learn flamework techniques that provide the foundation for blowing hollow forms. Using a high-tech torch and clear glass tubing, discover the fun of pulling points. Then explore uses for pulling points. This class prepares students to create hollow sculptural forms and complex marbles.Please note: Please wear closed toe shoes. A basic level of torch work experience is required for students of this class. Glass and eye protection included. Projects will be kiln fired following class, and project pick up information will be given during class time.Age
This class is appropriate for ages 16+. Students between the ages of 16-18 must attend 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 aide, or have any preferences or concerns regarding a disability, vision, hearing, hand dexterity, or mental health please fill out our contact form
.About the teachers
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.
Samantha Sonnenfeld is a graduate student in the Master's of Fine Arts Program at Rochester Institute of Technology with a major in glass art. She has been resident artist at Denver Glass, visiting artist in Switzerland, and demonstrating artist at Glass Expo in Nevada. Sam's glass experience includes functional pieces as well as large scale installations. Sam's flamework sculptures are primarily borosiliicate glass. Her body of work includes glass blowing using furnace/gaffer glass.
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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