Learn the popular art of glass fusing! In this class hosted at Studio 34 Creative Arts Learning Center
, create a 6-inch square plate and choose from a huge assortment of colors and textures, then design your very own piece. Throughout the design process, you'll learn how to safely and easily cut glass to fit your pattern. Student projects will then be placed in the kiln to be fused (melted flat). A second kiln firing, called slumping, will produce a shaped piece, such as a bowl.Please note: Please wear closed toe shoes. All tools provided and no prior experience is required. All projects are made from scratch. Please bring safety glasses; if needed they are available for purchase from the studio for $5. Projects will be kiln-fired and available for pick up 10 days after class. Age:This class is appropriate for ages 14+. Students between the ages of 14-18 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: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.Yvonne Fordham is a Master Gardener and professional glass artist. Yvonne’s love of the outdoors and flowers can be seen in her beautiful glass panels, bird baths, and garden art decor. Yvonne’s art can be found locally at The Artful Gardener and Studio 34 Creative Arts Center where she is senior faculty.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.