Friday, October 20th | 6:00PM-8:00PM | Introduction to Flamework Sculpture: Critters and Creatures

Want to discover the fun and magic of melting and shaping hot glass? In this introductory class, learn to create a unique sculpture using ancient techniques in a state-of-the art studio. Warning: serious fun!

Please note: Please wear closed toe shoes. No experience necessary. Glass is included and specialty eye protection is provided for class time. Projects will be kiln fired following class, and project pick up information will be given during class time.

This class is appropriate for ages 18+.

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:
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.
Matt Gibson is a borosilicate glass artist, predominantly focusing on functional work, marbles, and silver fuming. After discovering his passion for lampworking while studying electrical engineering at RIT, he spent several years researching glass art before getting the opportunity to start his own home studio in 2020. Matt's engineering background gives him a unique perspective on the processes involved in lampworking. In addition to glass art, Matt spends his free time playing disc golf, solving crossword puzzles, practicing flow arts, and seeing live music with friends. Matt is the newest flamework faculty member at Studio 34 Creative Arts Center.

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