Studio 34 is a teaching facility and store. We carry glass in all it’s forms, metals , tools, books, findings, and more. The studio is not open regular retail hours. Please call or text to let us know you want to come by and to make an appointment.
Studio 34 Creative Arts Center and Gallery is located in the Neighborhood of the Arts, an internationally recognized cultural district in Rochester, New York. The studio offers a great class experience, fun environment, and opportunities for adventure and new learning experiences. The George Eastman Museum is around the corner !
Our public access studios are available to qualified artists. Private and our newly designed co-share space includes tools, torches, kilns, bench grinders , sanders and equipment. For information on bench and torch rental, or co-share model contact the studio.
We are a cooperatively managed creatively blessed blend of 28 local faculty. Visiting faculty from around the globe regularly offer master classes.
We are purveyors of fine art glass for fusing and casting, flame work, stained glass and mosaics. We stock borosilicate rod, tubing, and frit, soft glass rod, frit, noodles and stringers, Hot Stix, sheet glass for stained glass and mosaics, billets and color for fusing and casting, a huge assortment of dichroic glass in COE 33 , 96 and 104. Glass may be purchased in bulk or by the piece. Our scrap bins are full of contemporary and vintage glass for the discerning glass artist. Separate scrap bins for stained glass/ mosaics and 96 COE fusing.
Open Studio :
orientation required prior to first open studio session
- Fusing open studio: Bring or purchase your own glass , eye protection, scoring tool, and create projects. Enjoy access to tools, kilns and equipment. Kiln space and firing fees based on number of projects/which kiln . No reservations are required, just drop in during one of our scheduled sessions or call to arrange other times. Open studio is a non teaching time for those who work independently. Firing fees (fuse/slump/cast) include kiln shelf paper $25/firing/kiln. Intermediate artists are expected to provide firing program(s) specific to their project, type and thickness of glass. Artists may program kilns with permission of studio director. Prerequisite: Introduction to Glass Fusing and Slumping or equivalent experience. Cost: $10/ hour. See membership details for discounted open studio time and materials.
- Fusing Supervised open studio: need a review or help with a project ? Supervised open studio provides assistance with projects learned in class. Supervised studio time offers support but not new techniques (see Private Classes). Bring your own scoring tool and eye protection. Cost:$25/ hour, by appointment. Please give us least two days advance for reservations.
- Private classes: $45/hour plus cost of glass and firing.
orientation required prior to first open torch session
- Flamework Open Torch: Bring or purchase your own glass and protective eyewear. Choice of 12 different torches including Bethlehem, GTT, Nortel, Carlisle, Wale. Prerequisite: Introduction to Flamework , equivalent experience and permission of the studio director. Please schedule your free orientation prior to first open torch session.
- Fee: $12/hour soft glass. $14/hour borosilicate (aka Pyrex)
- 10 hour pre packs. Soft glass: $100 Boro $125. Always includes kiln annealing.
- Private class fees: $55/hour plus torch time.
- Torch Test Drive : choose from 12 different torches to try. Test drive sessions by appointment.
orientation required prior to first open studio session
- Stained Glass Open Studio: Students enrolled in classes may work on their class project between sessions . There is no cost for students currently enrolled in classes. *Mini workshop does not qualify for open studio.
- Open studio for after class projects may be arranged. Cost is $10/hour for up to 10 hours. Discounted hourly rate is available for projects taking more than 10 hours . Students provide or purchase their own cutting tool, glass, and consumables: solder, foil, flux, and protective eye wear.
- Intermediate/advanced students may arrange open studio for guided supervision or consultation for individual projects. Pre-requisite: Introduction to Stained Glass (4 weekly sessions) , equivalent experience, or permission of the instructor.
- Cost for guided supervision supervision and consultation during open studio is $45/hour. Must be arranged in advance.
- Private classes available by appointment.
orientation required prior to first open studio/bench rental
- Metalsmith Bench may be rented by the hour or for longer periods. Consumables (blades, metal, solder) not included and may be purchased from the studio. Safety glasses required.
- Fee: $10/hour basic. $20/hour with soldering. Prerequisite: classes or equivalent experience and permission of the studio director.
- Private class: $75/hour plus materials.
Precious Metal Clay
- Precious Metal Clay services : kiln firing, tools and textures available by appointment and during open studio. Students who have left -over PMC after class can have their pieces fired at no cost up to 30 days following class. Otherwise, there is a kiln charge of $25 for a kiln load. Don’t have a kiln load? Share the kiln with another artist. We’ll make the arrangements !
- Cold Shop : Bench grinders, sanders, flat laps, glass saws for qualified student use.
Mentorship and Artist in Residence: Contact the studio director for application details.
Contact the studio director for more information about open studio opportunities to meet your needs.
Private Classes and Parties:
Traveling to take classes? Let us know what you want to learn and when. We will custom design a learning experience for you. Private class sessions are available days/evenings and weekends including Sunday, Please give us as much notice as possible. Home school, scouts, team building workshops. Age appropriate projects for ages 4 to 104.
Traveling to Rochester and want to do open studio? Give us a head’s up.
Places to visit while in Rochester:
George Eastman, the father of modern photography, lived just around the corner from the studio. Literally ! Really ! It’s a three minute walk from our door. The International Museum of Photography & Film is located on his estate. The estate gardens and photography exhibits are a must see while in Rochester whether you are a photographer or not. There are hands on exhibits suitable for young children. Year round beauty and inspiration!
The Strong Museum of Play is an internationally recognized for collections and exhibits that are family oriented.
The Corning Museum of Glass is 1.5 hours away. Another must visit for glass artists and collectors.
Traveling to Studio 34 Creative Arts Center?
Rochester International Airport is a 20 minute drive.
Train and bus stations are 5 minutes away.
After more than 17 years of offering classes and students coming from around the world, we have gathered a list of local and nearby hotels and are happy to share student/faculty experiences with you. Recommended accommodations available upon request.