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. Melty !)

These three teachers provided the first surprise.   Class size was small ,  like 3-5 students.   We got so much hands on with these experienced teachers.   They are  patient with beginners and oh so encouraging.   If you think about it,  flamework is fire. The open atmosphere,  close student contact,  and individual attention made for the best learning experience.

The second surprise is that Studio 34 has classes for all ages.   My grands are taking the Mosaic Mini Workshop .  For the older one (9) , her mom wants to try a birthday party .

A drawback is Studio 34 is not open every day .   I think they’d have a lot more traffic if they expanded their hours.   The manager assured me they can accommodate private classes in  their flexible schedule,  but sometimes there’s a waiting list and suggested scheduling parties 2-4  weeks or more in advance.

Lovely people here.