Learning with Maria

May 17th-18th

Create Wave substrates with Pal Tiya

Spruill Center for the Arts

Dunwoody GA

Create 3 wave substrates using Paltiya, very light weight  but strong material that you can use indoor or outdoors.



 Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts  TN          Sculpting With Pal Tiya: A Game Changer June 5 - 10, 2022 Maria Sarmiento 



This workshop will benefit students who are interested in an easy-to-use sculpture media to create 3D forms that do not require molds, kilns, or heavy armature. Pal Tiya is a nontoxic material which works like clay that air hardens as concrete. Participants will discover the basics of Pal Tiya mixing and using other forms as support to create thin shells. You will also learn to create different textures, tooling, sanding, and finishes. The workshop will be a combination of hands-on learning and exploration of process images and finishes. It is perfect for beginners and for intermediate students who want to push for more complex forms. Open to all skill levels.


            Snow Farm Williamsburg, MA                    Sculptural Mosaic with Pal TiyaTaught by:  Maria Sarmiento August 7th-12th

Pal Tiya is an easy-to-use, nontoxic medium that allows for the creation of 3D forms without the use of molds, kilns, or heavy armature. It is malleable like clay and becomes as solid as concrete when it air-hardens. Working hands-on in an exploratory fashion, learn to mix, sculpt solid shapes, and use simple forms to create lightweight shells. While a great substrate for mosaics, Pal Tiya can also stand alone. Experiment with different textures, tooling, sanding, and finishes and be inspired by Maria’s many examples. Later in the week after allowing for proper cure time, students will have the opportunity to add mosaic to one of their shapes. All levels welcome.

Registration opens January 13th 2022



Maria Sarmiento is a passionate, versatile, and highly motivated artist and educator with extensive experience teaching sculpture in Fine Arts and Art Foundations in design universities. A native of Colombia and resident of Atlanta, Georgia, Maria’s work is inspired by nature and ancient cultures (pre-historic and pre-Colombian), and evokes spirituality as well as a sense of transcendence.


Maria describes her work as a medium to express inner spiritual growth. She connects with common symbols of cultures and explores emerging forms in diverse materials, and transforms traditional symbols into her own. Her sculptural art includes different methods such as cast metals, cement, Paltiya, steel, paper, and recycled materials. Maria’s background includes broad knowledge and expertise in artistic glass, from stained, to cast, fused and now Mosaic.

 Maria’s currently teaches art workshops and her past teaching assignments include Kennesaw State University, Georgia State University, The Art Institute of Atlanta, Metro Academic Studies, and Sarmineto Studio LLC.




What's New


Beginner  Stained Glass Tuesdays 10AM -1:00 PM Sep 20-Nov 08  Fridays 6:00 PM -9:00 PM Sep 23-Nov 11 Spruill Center for the Arts



Learn the art of stained glass using the foil technique. In this fun class, I will demonstrate how to cut, grind, foil and solder glass. student will create betwee 2 to 4 projects.



Stained Glass Lamp making class Sep 20-Nov 08 from 2:00PM-5:00PM Spruill Center for the Arts

We will be learning the how to create basic shape lamps in stained glass using the foil
technique. We would learn how to solder in different angles to close the lamp form. This
class is for intermediate students that are familiar with cutting, grinding, and soldering. We
will work in the creation of one lamp


Online classes

Introduction to Pal tiya

This class is in  Mosaic Arts online and is available for anyone to enroll from the comfort of their home, with step by step videos and also extra bonus material at the end.

Pal Tiya is a wonderful material easy to use for the creation of your mosaic substrates.


Contact Me

To get in touch, please use my online form or call  678-820-8418


Maria Sarmiento

Sarmiento Studio

Atlanta, GA 30338

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