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Welcome

Welcome!  I'm glad you stopped in to see JMS Art Studios. There's much to see here. So, take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know about us. Please Click into the Photo Gallery up top to see available artwork too. 

We offer several different classes at the Studio.  Below you will find class descriptions and you can register on this website as well.  At the bottom, you will find links to Janet's Blog articles, informative and often humorous.  We hope you enjoy our site and take a moment to drop us a line.  


The Matlacha Studio is open to visitors by appointment only, call 859-948-1834 to schedule.


Please shop these Affiliate Galleries for Janet’s artwork:

Island Visions, Matlacha FL

Karma&Coconuts, Cape Coral

1026 SoFlo Gallery, Lakeland FL

Redbone Gallery, Islamorada FL

CoCo Gallery, Estero FL

Beaufort River Glass, Beaufort SC

Cracked Up! class descriptions

Basic

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The Basic 3 hr class provides the basics of cutting glass, design layout and resin coating.  Each student will create a 9"x 12" artwork on pre-painted canvas.  The design can be chosen from available templates or anything of the student's choosing. Finished artwork is available for pickup the following day 10a-noon to allow resin to harden.  Classes hold up to 12 students.  Minimum age is 12 years old.


Intermediate

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Each student is provided with a basic pre-painted 12” x 18” wood panel for their artwork.  The colors of the canvas can be enhanced by the student as needed.  The design is chosen by the student from available templates or their own ideas.  The student will layout their design and pour resin.  The larger size panel allows for a more detailed project.    Finished artwork is available for pickup the following day 10a-noon to allow resin to harden. Class size is 9 students.  Minimum age is 15 yrs old.  No glass cutting training is provided, this is a class for those who have completed the Basic class.  


Advanced

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The Advanced 4 hr class is for students who have completed the Basic Class.  Each student will work with a much larger canvas, 15"x 30".  The student will paint their own background, layout their design and pour resin.  This very large canvas allows each student to really hone in on details of their work.    Finished artwork is available for pickup the following day 10a-noon to allow resin to harden.  Classes hold up to 6 students.  Minimum age is 15 yrs old.  No glass cutting or basic layout training is provided, this is a class for those who have completed the Basic and Intermediate classes.  


Glass on Glass

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Each student will be able to choose from a selection of frames with glass inserts.  The frame sizes range from 8x10" to 11x17".  The colors vary.  Students will layout a design of their choice or they can use the templates available.   The student will also pour resin.   Finished artwork is available for pickup the following day 10a-noon to allow resin to harden.  Classes hold up to 10  students.  Minimum age is 12 yrs old.  No glass cutting training is provided, this is a class for those who have completed the Basic class.   


Mirror, Mirror on the Wall!

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Each student will choose from a supply of repurposed mirrors of different styles and colors.  The mirror size varies from 24” round up to 30”x36".  The student will arrange their glass around the border of the mirror in any design they wish.    The student will also pour resin.   Finished artwork is available for pickup the following day 10a-noon to allow resin to harden.  Classes hold up to 6 students.  Minimum age is 15 yrs old.  No glass cutting training is provided, this is a class for those who have completed the Basic class.    


Tick Tock Wall Clock

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  Each student will be provided with a round wall clock, approx 12" diameter and a round backer board, approx 20" diameter.  The students will arrange glass in any cool pattern around the clock and will pour resin.   Finished artwork is available for pickup the following day 10a-noon to allow resin to harden.  Classes hold up to 9 students.  Minimum age is 15 yrs old.  No glass cutting training is provided, this is a class for those who have completed the Basic class.   


Class Price List

Class Refund Policy

PLEASE review the following to insure a pleasant experience for all of our guests.

PAYMENT POLICY: Payment online or via phone is required to guarantee your reservation. If you choose to not pay online, please call the studio at 859.948.1834 to pay by phone.

CANCELLATIONS:

  • 48 hrs or more before class: Receive a credit towards a future class, or a refund minus our $20 processing fee. You must call our studio 859.948.1834 to have your request processed.


  • 24 hours or less before class: No refunds or credits will be given.


JMS ART STUDIOS reserves the right to cancel a class for any reason. Notification of cancellation will be made by phone or email at least one day prior to the start of the class at which time, guests will be offered the option of another class, space permitting, or a full refund.


PLEASE NOTE: Class credit does not guarantee you a spot in a future class, there must be space available, and you must contact us to register.


A NOTE ABOUT OUR CLASSES!
JMS ART STUDIOS strives to provide its guests with a pleasurable creative experience and a project that exceeds their expectations. We do all we can to help guide the process of your creation. The resin process is not an exact science, and teeny tiny objects (like flecks of glitter!) can move/flow when the resin is poured.   Because we are providing our customers with an “experience”, we do not offer money-back refunds for any reason.

About Me

Artist Background

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 I’ve always been fascinated with 3D art in all forms. To be able to reuse unwanted materials and turn them into 3D works of art is a real pleasure to me. 


With degrees in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry and an MBA, I’m able to pull together many skills and experiences to be a successful artist in a medium that I really enjoy. 

My Medium

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Broken glass is my current medium. I’ve worked with mosaic, acrylic, fabric and now glass. I love the vibrant colors and random shapes of glass. It causes me to think outside the box to develop my next creation.  When I source my glass I look for texture, shape and color. I’m never sure how I will use the pieces I find but I know that they are pleasing to look at and I keep a real stash of glass for all projects! 

My Inspiration

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Hiking, kayaking, gardening, and travel give me mental images that fuel my creative work. My friends and family give me a positive perspective on the artistic process.  Working with glass is a passion, everything I create is a joy. I know I’ve finished a piece when I smile spontaneously. 

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3962 Pine Island Rd NW, Matlacha, Florida 33993, United States

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