Art Classes

 I have been teaching for more than 30 years to groups or individual classes. My experience has been with art summer camps, elementary middle and highschool. Additionally I taught at College level and now i am teaching workshops nationally.

This year we will begin having classes at the studio in Atlanta.

Bellow you find explanation of the classes offered.


If you are interested in private or group lessons  please use the contact form  and let me know which class you would like to take.

Below you will find samples of  former and actual student work.





Assisted Living classes

In Assisted living location Art classes for seniors all levels welcome. One project per one hour class.

teaching Acrylic painting and jewelry. Click details for more information

Figure Sculpture

If you are interested in clay modeling human figure and explore it in diferent materials this is the class for you. See the examples clicking the detail button.



Paltiya Sculpture

This new material  can be cast, build  with inner metal armature or foam.  it has the strenght of concrete and the plasticicty of clay.This class will cover also different finishes. Fill up your request in my contact page.



Mixed Media Sculpture

Found objects, environmental sculpture or mixtures of mediums and techniques.  See some exmples of student work


Mosaic Sculpture

Mosaic Sculpture for all  ages and levels of  skill.

I have taugh camps and also college level sculpture. You will see pieces of both levels.





Stained Glass

Here are examples of diferent projects that you can learn with the  copper foil technique.



What's New


Wave substrates using Pal tiya May 17th-18th Spruill Center for the Arts

Wave substrates using Pal Tiya  premium


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


Arrowmont  June 6-11 Paltiya a Game Changer

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.

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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