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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
Rug Hooking Workshop
Can’t wait to take Molly Colegrove’s Rug Hooking workshop. Molly’s art is widely known. Thank you, Marilyn Lipshutz and Studio 34 for offering this. I’ve wanted to learn hooking for a long… Read more “Rug Hooking Workshop”
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!”
Found the proverbial jackpot at this place
Vacationing in Rochester looking for something unusual. Found the proverbial jackpot at this place. They customized two classes with little notice. The whole family had fun, learned something new, and left with some pretty interesting ideas for more projects at home. This was a gift we gave ourselves. We’re thinking of next year’s visit… Read more “Found the proverbial jackpot at this place”
“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”
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!”
This place offers surprises. If you are interested in taking up a new hobby or just want to explore an interest but you don’t know much before you delve into it, you can take their “appetizer” classes. My wife and I wanted to make holiday ornaments to give as gifts. So they have three different ornament classes and after the first one, we signed up for the other two. Can’t wait to do it again next year. The flamework icicles class is our favorite. Samantha also taught blown glass ornaments. Two other teachers taught used glass ornaments. (check out Mr.… Read more “Unexpected atmosphere”
Small class policy
Date Night was nothing like we expected. Last time we did a date night art event with 14 couples, this was 2 couples including me and my girlfriend. We thought no one else signed up or maybe it was the weather because it was only 4 people. But they said this is their policy for small classes. We both liked the way the teacher was interested in both teaching and making sure we had… Read more “Small class policy”
Will and Hayden
Dear Marilynne and Maya, Thank you for the wonderful feedback. Both boys enjoy being at the studio, and they will be back soon. What you have there at Studio 34 is pretty awesome. Thank… Read more “Will and Hayden”
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”
Upstate New York has the best place to learn
I never heard of this place when I saw it on the list of Rochester’s top places to learn. Out of curiosity, I checked their web page. Then I signed up for a class. Then I signed up for more. Studio 34 earns that place on the list. They are known for small class size and that’s probably the best thing ever. My first class had three students and one heck of an excellent instructor. Barbara DeYoung could not have been better, more attentive, patient. My next class, enameling, was with Yvone Copolo. This artist is one of the best… Read more “Upstate New York has the best place to learn”
Missing some Serious Fun
My daughter and I took lots of classes at Studio 34. Our last class was 7 months ago and we can’t wait until they reopen again. Most of our classes were glass projects. Then we took a class working with metals. Now we want to do more with Maya who is one of the best teachers around. Class was just the two of us and Maya, which seems to be the way this studio works. We eagerly await the reopening of this lovely… Read more “Missing some Serious Fun”
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”
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”
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”
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!”
Why they are the best in Rochester is obvious
Jeremy and I got a gift certificate and we used it for a class at Studio 34. If we hadn’t received the certificate, we might not have discovered this place on our own. Our class had 4 other students besides ourselves and two teachers. Both teachers were enthusiastic and friendly and it looked like they were having as much fun as we were. I took a class before the holidays at a different studio. There were too many students in that class and one teacher. She probably was a good teacher. But it was crowded and she was stretched thin.… Read more “Why they are the best in Rochester is obvious”
An extraordinary place in Rochester, NY
Studio 34 Art Center is an extraordinary place in Rochester, New York. Summer, 2017 we decided on a summer staycation within 50 miles from our home in Buffalo. We researched and found Studio 34 which was 60 miles from home. Glad we expanded our boundary our boundary. For beginners with little, experience, these teachers are patient and instilled confidence. We planned to take one class and ended up signing up for three more. Studio 34 is one of Rochester’s 10 best places to learn, and it’s well deserved . The owner, Marilyn, leads this group of creative artists who know… Read more “An extraordinary place in Rochester, NY”
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”
Too much to choose from.
Just took my 10th class! Thanks for the encouragement to step out of my comfort zone. I love melting glass but your metalsmith teachers are tempting me to do more. The only thing wrong about this place is the fact that they have too much to choose… Read more “Too much to choose from.”
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.