Hand to Hand H2H collective traveling exhibition

My week was from December 4th through the 9th of 2006.

I thought that instead of my interpretation of the news giving by the media it would be a good experience to communicate with someone that was living it.

I made contact with a 21 year old marine in the USS Boxer through one of my students. It gave me a glimpse for that week of what he could tell me about those days and the people that experienced with him. This opportunity open my eyes about this young people that volunteer to serve the country have the same dreams of education and for their future as any of the students that I have in the classroom. The difference is that they have been exposed to a situation that will be life changing.............

On my artwork the intention was to represent these individuals standing on the boat each with its inner light (spirit) common to all of us. Some of them probably knew what they were going to face and others probably never imagine it. Who could when you are in war




What's New


Introduction to Sculpting with Paltiya

Great material fos sculptures inor outdoor, no experience needed

Class Tuesday from 3-5 at Spruill Center for the Arts

07/16/2024 to 09/10/2024

Stained Glass new classes at Spruill Center for the Arts

Beginner  Stained Glass                           Tuesday 10:30-12:30 and 6:00PM-8:00PM 07/16/2024-09/10/2024                    Friday   07/19/2024-09/13/2024 3:00-5:00 and    6:00-8:00 PM 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.



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.


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Maria Sarmiento

Sarmiento Studio


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