Saturday, August 6th and August 13th | 1:30-4:00pm | Sculptural Mosaics: 3D Heart

Tell someone you love them in a creative way! In this brand new class designed for the beginner or intermediate mosaic artist, learn to cut and fit small glass tesserae (decorative mosaic materials) around a curved form. Then, create an abstract heart that doubles as a study in color and design. For ease of learning this beautiful technique, there will be no imagery used, simply line, color and texture. Included in the class fee is a hand-cast ceramic heart base and glass tesserae. Students may bring other materials, such as beads, to incorporate into their sculpture. Knowledge of cutting glass is required. Safe glass cutting is taught in first class session.

Please note: Please wear closed toe shoes. All tools provided. Please bring safety glasses or be prepared to purchase a pair from the studio ($5). This is a two-part class and students will need to be available on August 6th and 13th from 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

This class is appropriate for ages 14+. Students between the ages of 14-18 must attend 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 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 teacher:
For the last 30 years, Margery Pearl Gurnett's professional career was spent working in hot glass. Over the past few years, she has worked in mixed media, with a focus on incorporating glass into solid diorama-like wall pieces. These 3-D pieces consist of colored and clear sheet glass, paint, paper, photographic processes, cast glass, glue, encaustics, fused glass, silkscreening onto glass, fused fired decals, sandblasted glass, and found objects. Margery graduated from Carnegie Mellon University where she completed her bachelor's degree in Fine Arts in 1977. She came to Rochester in 1980 for her masters's degree in Glass at the School For American Craftsmen at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Margery is internationally known as an artist and educator. Her commissioned installations may be found in airports, universities and private homes. Margery is a visiting artist at Studio 34.

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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