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Please note: Full tuition payment is due when you register for class. Cancellations made 30 days before class date may receive a refund or credit towards another class. Credit card fees are non refundable. There is a 10% processing fee for all refunds. Cancellations made less than 3 days notice may receive a credit towards another class if your seat can be filled by another student. There are no refunds/credits for cancellations made less than 24 hours or no show/no call.
Please see Member page for details about discounts. You Do Not need to be a member of Studio 34 Creative Arts Center to use our services. Membership is for artists who have projects to complete and can do so within a 30 day time period. Membership offers discounted fees on open studio, supplies, etc. Memberships may be extended for any number of 30 day time periods.
Mentorship, Artist in Residence, Internship
Contact the studio director for an application and details.
Contact the studio director for more information about open studio opportunities to meet your needs.
Private Classes & 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 Internation Airport is a short 20 minute drive.
Amtrack & Trailways 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.
Studio 34 is first and foremost a teaching facility and store. We carry glass in all it’s forms, metals , tools, books, Olympic kilns, findings, and more.
Neighborhood of the Arts
Our studio 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!
Open Studio & Private Class Guidelines
Enjoy flexible open studio times to work on your projects!
What Students are Saying
“Cool” according to both teens
What can you do with your family that everyone wants to do? Two teenagers and a golf addicted husband? Studio 34! Our private class set up by Marilyn and taught by her was a “blast” according to both teens. We blew glass ornaments in the morning session. The afternoon session was more glass. We had to come back next day to get our glass when cooled off. It really was “cool” according to both teens. It’s been a challenge to find a family activity for this group, especially in summer. But we intend to do it as long as we… Read more ““Cool” according to both teens”
Wow! Thank you for the excellent workshop. Ray took a comprehensive subject and broke it down into categories with lots of eye popping examples. Looking forward to taking this to the next level. Thank you for opening my mind to gems and… Read more “WOW!”
I’m a hooker! Rug Hooking
Thank you Studio 34 for bringing Molly Colegrove. I watched my grandma make hooked rugs and I’ve wanted to learn the technique. Molly teaches a “painterly approach” to rug hooking. Please please do an advanced class. I want to incorporate different materials and textures now… Read more “I’m a hooker! Rug Hooking”
Cool… Read more “Cool place”
Our second family class
We just took our second family class over Spring break. Our two sons, their two cousins, and all four grandparents made glass bowls. Having no experience in the glass world, no one knew what to expect. The quality of the teachers at Studio 34 speaks for why they’ve been around for over 15 years. They know how to teach different levels and learning styles. Thank you, Studio… Read more “Our second family class”
Our instructor made us feel calm and relaxed while we played with fire in our first flamework class. Kudos to Lindsey for her patience. They advertise Serious Fun and it really… Read more “Serious Fun!”
Beads by Me
Marilyn is a great teacher. I have to admit, I was afraid of fire and was ready to change my mind up to the moment I walked in there. After a short lecture about safety, she showed us how to light our torches. Marilyn offered to light the torch for me, but explained it’s easy to do and students need to know how to adjust them. I like her voice. She’s calm and talks a little too softly. This was more fun than I expected it to… Read more “Beads by Me”
Rochester’s best kept secret
Husband wanted to do something different for our first night out since the new baby in December. A coworker said he’d been to this place and we went on his recommend. Our first time we made glass marbles and little sculptures. We already signed up for the metalsmith rings class and want to bring another couple with us. Most of their classes are pretty small. This gem is Rochester’s best kept… Read more “Rochester’s best kept secret”
Hooked on melting glass
Okay. So I took this pic because I thought it was neat, especially when she said it’s glass. Now I want to learn how. I’m a beginner and I’m hooked on melting glass at this place. They do it all here. The class I just took is called Flame and Fusion. It’s more than fun. It’s SERIOUS FUN, like they… Read more “Hooked on melting glass”
Back to this magical place!
We discovered this magical place three years ago when family attended a glass fusing class. Since then, we’ve made this our summer destination of choice. We’ve had a “taste” of stained glass, torchwork, and jewelry making. Staff are so accommodating and… Read more “Back to this magical place!”
Introduction to the Beautiful Art of Mosaic
Hello Marilynne! First, thank you for sharing your amazing studio with RocBrainery! It is through them that I have discovered the gem that is Studio 34! I am inspired and enjoying every moment in the studio and I look forward to spending more time there.… Read more “Introduction to the Beautiful Art of Mosaic”
An upstate gem this studio is
We, my wife and I, are from Erie, Pennsylvania. We learned about this place from friends who live in Rochester. Our friends set up a private class and included one more couple. We were told it would be worth the drive. Our experience was incredible. Our friends were right. We took a glass sculpture class and had no idea what we were getting into. We were pretty nervous at the beginning. The instructor had a quiet way about her that reassured us. Melting glass is an awesome art and we are sure to do more… Read more “An upstate gem this studio is”
Family Fusing Fun
Our staycation included a private class at Studio 34 Creative Arts Center. With ages ranging from 6 to adult, we thought it would turn out to be a very simple project. These skilled teachers were able to custom design a class project safe enough for our 6 year old and be challenging enough for her parents and grandma, This teaching studio is blockbuster of a place. The manager keeps things running and there’s a steady stream of people coming from different countries to learn there. Interesting to find out they’ve been offering classes for more than 20 years and we… Read more “Family Fusing Fun”
Great party. Nice people
We took a Date Night class at Studio 34 about 15 years ago. There were only 3 couples and we had fun. Now that we have kids, we wanted to try something new f0r a birthday party. The staff here are helpful and patient. They put together a class that was safe and interesting for our three kids. They planned extra time for refreshments and cake. Some of the staff are retired teachers. It shows. They know how to teach. I am a full time educator and I know high standards of teaching when I see it. Thank you, Staff… Read more “Great party. Nice people”
Studio 34 is a haven for artistic souls. Teachers there are a talented breed of artists who love teaching. Not everyone can teach. Because they design their classes to have a small number of students, its a great environment for learning even if you are timid like me! Because I’m a school teacher, I have high standards of teaching. I found that here. Those who want to explore their creative side are welcome there I have to admit I never thought of myself as having a creative bone in my entire body. Thought I’d give it a go and… Read more “Summer haven”
This place is like a candy store
Know what this is? This is a small section of glass colored rod at Studio 34 Creative Arts Center. They have a terrific assortment of different kinds of glass to choose from. It’s overwhelming, really, to see their shelves loaded with delicious colors. As an intermediate flameworker, this place is like a candy store. Tools and books and glass, oh… Read more “This place is like a candy store”
My office had a party at Studio 34 Creative Arts Center. As you can see from the fused pieces, we are not a serious bunch. We learned how to cut glass and assemble these pieces before they went into the kiln to be melted. This was more fun than it sounds. I hope the boss lady sees this and takes us there again.… Read more “Office Party”
Unique for a summer family outing
I’d been looking for something unique for a summer family outing and found Studio 34 Art Center in Rochester, New York. Our experience could not have been better. The studio director suggested different options and she was easy to talk to. She even sent pictures so we could decide what to learn. Wish there was a place like this closer to home, but the travel was worth it.… Read more “Unique for a summer family outing”
We live in Virginia. Our daughter wanted to visit University of Rochester before applying, so we took the opportunity to do a family trip to a city we’ve never been to. After calling Marylyn who owns Studio 34 Creative Arts Center, we planned our activities. She offered age appropriate suggestions such as Strong Museum and The Eastman Museum. This lovely person took time to share her lifelong Rochester experiences with us. Our family visited just those two places and were not disappointed. We didn’t get to meet Marilyn during this visit, but we plan to take a class at her… Read more “Family visit”
So nice to be back in the studio!
Our class was put on hold in March, 2020 due to COVID. We received lots of updates from the studio manager throughout those long months. The best update told us classes had resumed. We just completed our projects and they are pretty good . It took 10 months from the date we began. Our instructor reviewed and reviewed. We were given all the time we needed and extra practice time between classes. I am grateful for how well connected we felt during the lock down. They offered a refund if we wanted it and assured us classes would resume. … Read more “So nice to be back in the studio!”
34 Elton Street
Rochester, NY 14607
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Studio 34 Creative Arts Center was established in 2001 by Marilynne Lipshutz, who continues as executive director. Classes in diverse media are available for beginner through master level . Taught by world class faculty to students from around the globe, Studio 34 is known for small class size that keeps student's learning needs as #1 priority.