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Upcoming Classes


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Intro to the Wheel I


Session 1: June 14th - August 2nd, 2017
Session 2: July 10th - August 28th, 2017
Session 3: July 11th - August 29th, 2017

For beginners, this 8 week Intro covers the basics of wheel thrown, functional work. You will learn to master the cylinder--the gateway form to cups, ... more

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Ready, Make a Set, Go!


July 5th - August 9th, 2017

This 6 week class explores how to create pottery in sets. If you have some experience and want to learn how to create matching tea ... more

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Teen Wheel (Ages 13–17) for kids


July 8th - August 12th, 2017

See how fun the potter’s wheel can be! In this class you’ll learn how to center, pull a cylinder, and make beautiful functional work. Artist-in-Residence ... more

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Recycled Papermaking Journal


July 9th - July 23rd, 2017

Give new life to your waste paper. Bring in your recycled paper bin (old letters, junk mail, science tests, divorce papers?) and you will learn ... more

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Mud Slingers (6-9) for kids


July 9th - August 13th, 2017

Mudslingers will give the young artist a complete understanding of the handbuilt ceramic process, from working the clay to creating and glazing their own unique ... more

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Interpreting Landscape (bas-relief and print)


July 9th - July 16th, 2017

Explore landscape forms in two and three dimensions. Bring your sketches, photos, or postcards of scenes that resonate with you; translate them into a bas-relief ... more

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Mud Slingers II (10-13) for kids


July 9th - August 13th, 2017

Mudslingers will give the young artist a complete understanding of the handbuilt ceramic process, from working the clay to creating and glazing their own unique ... more

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Intro to Illustrator


July 10th - August 28th, 2017

Learn to create your own graphic images using Adobe Illustrator! Discover how to incorporate drawing, photography, and typography into vector artwork by learning essential techniques ... more

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Go Retro with Film: Introduction to Photography


Session 1: July 11th - August 22nd, 2017
Session 2: July 13th - August 24th, 2017

Take this introductory class first to truly understand the fundamentals of photography. Experience the basic elements of photography. No camera or prior knowledge needed. Learn ... more

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Enameling Workshop


July 11th - July 13th, 2017

Learn to add your mark to copper with colorful enamels. You will learn the application and firing techniques to make one of a kind earrings, ... more

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Intermediate Wheel Throwing


July 11th - August 29th, 2017

For those with some experience, the Intermediate class will broaden your knowledge base with more complicated projects, lidded forms, plates, and handles. The class fee ... more

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Basic Studio Lighting


July 11th - August 15th, 2017

Create pleasing portraiture with our White Lightning strobe system. Learn to use an exposure meter, soft boxes, umbrellas, and various attachments for multiple lighting set-ups ... more

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Engraver’s Script 


July 11th - August 1st, 2017

Learn the art of graceful pointed pen engravers script. Also known as Copperplate or Engrossers Script, this elegant letter form is applicable for making personalized ... more

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Intro to Photoshop


July 11th - August 29th, 2017

Learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop CS6 such as tools including move, crop, marquee, rubber stamp, paint bucket, etc.; functions including exposure, brightness/contrast, and color ... more

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Intro to Bookbinding


July 12th - August 2nd, 2017

Have you ever looked at beautiful hand-made books and wondered how they were created but didn't know where to start? If so, then this is ... more

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Papermaking for Artists


July 12th - July 13th, 2017

We consider hand papermaking an art in itself. However many artists want handmade paper for use in other processes. Everyone knows how much handmade paper ... more

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Drypoint Etching


July 12th - August 16th, 2017

Printmaking made fun and easy! Use a metal stylus to etch a drawing into a hard surface, and then fill the incised lines with ink ... more

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Page Design & Layout with InDesign


July 12th - August 30th, 2017

Create professional layouts for business cards, newsletters, posters, or books. Learn basic tools and commands, methods of combining text, graphics and images, and how to ... more

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Push or Pull: Understanding Film


July 12th - August 16th, 2017

What does it mean to have a good negative? In this class we’ll explore different exposure methods using interactive objects to ensure optimal results. We’ll ... more

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Intro to the Wheel II


Session 1: July 13th - August 31st, 2017
Session 2: July 13th - August 31st, 2017

This class is for those who have taken a wheel class previously, and want to build on their skills. You will work on skill-building exercises, ... more

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Intaglio


July 13th - August 17th, 2017

Follow the transformative states of a copper plate, with the assistance of an acid bath. We will go over the use of grounds and their ... more

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Civil War Re-Enactment


July 13th - July 20th, 2017

Take a field trip to the Genesee Country Village & Museum to photograph their annual Civil War reenactment. The first meeting will go over tips ... more

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The Digital SLR Camera


July 13th - August 17th, 2017

Make your camera work for you! Learn all the functions of your camera, including manually adjusting aperture, shutter speed, and ISO, exposure modes, lenses, image ... more

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Ornamental Script Flourishing


July 13th - August 3rd, 2017

Artistic aspect and approach to script writing, using decorative capital letter forms and simple accents to enhance script writing. Capital letter forms and simple accents ... more

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Friday Fling: Ceramics


July 14th - July 14th, 2017

The perfect date night – come to the studio and learn to throw a bowl! We provide the clay, the tools, and of course the ... more

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Architectural Photography Workshop


July 14th - July 28th, 2017

Explore both historic and modern structures around downtown Rochester through photography. Learn how to make appropriate equipment choices, plan outings, find interesting compositions, and the ... more

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Monstrous Monsters Camp (Ages 7- 9) for kids


July 17th - July 21st, 2017

Sculpt ceramic monsters, and print dragons and exotic beasts! Your 7 -9 year old can let their imagination run wild in our ceramic, printing, and ... more

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Kids Animation (Ages 8-12) for kids


July 17th - July 21st, 2017

Have fun with animation! Students will learn how to bring their drawings and stories to life using hand-made optical toys and digital stop motion technology. ... more

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Documentary Photography for Teens (Ages 14-17) for kids


July 17th - July 21st, 2017

Flower City Arts Center and George Eastman Museum team up to bring you Documentary Photography for Teens. This week-long workshop will teach students how to ... more

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Lovin’ Letterpress  


July 17th - August 7th, 2017

Immerse yourself in the black art that is letterpress printing. Learn to handset type from California Job cases. We have hundreds of fonts to choose ... more

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The Golden Hour


July 17th - August 7th, 2017

What is it about the last hour of a sunny day that makes for magical photographs? Learn how to take better portraits and landscapes using ... more

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Alternative Process: Kallitype


July 17th - August 7th, 2017

The art of making the wet print is revived in this fusion of digital printing and ancient photographic process. You'll create highly detailed, specialized negatives ... more

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Sports Photography: Red Wings Baseball


July 17th - July 24th, 2017

Learn what it takes to get great action sports photographs. The first class will provide students with advice and techniques dealing with etiquette, credentials, equipment, ... more

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Mold Making and Slip Casting: Bowls and Platters


July 20th - August 24th, 2017

In this 6-week beginning mold class, you will learn how to make simple dropout molds for bowls and platters using wooden templates and clay. No ... more

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Wedding Photography


July 23rd - July 23rd, 2017

Learn the ins and outs of wedding photography. Class covers the business of wedding photography, the wedding day workflow, shooting, and editing down images. Required: ... more

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Teen Zine! (Ages 13-17) for kids


July 24th - July 28th, 2017

Express yourself! Through collage, drawing, and juxtaposing images with text, students will learn to make their own small circulation, self-published, zines (short for fanzine or ... more

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ArtSmart Camp (Ages 10 – 13) for kids


July 24th - July 28th, 2017

For ages 10 – 13 with a creative bent, this camp will explore the artistic process in the ceramic studio and printmaking area. Make handbuilt ... more

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Teen Throw-Down (Ages 13-18) for kids


July 28th - July 28th, 2017

Grab your friends and spend the evening creatively, learning to work on the wheel. Make your own hand-crafted, food safe bowl! Pizza and soft drinks ... more

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Capturing Historic Architectural Scenes


July 29th - August 2nd, 2017

Explore the authentic 19th-Century restored historic buildings at Genesee Country Village & Museum through your camera lens! Learn how to photograph those buildings in a ... more

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The Digital SLR Camera - Intensive


July 31st - August 4th, 2017

In this one-week intensive class you will learn all the functions of your camera, including manually adjusting aperture, shutter speed, and ISO, exposure modes, lenses, ... more

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CUT IT OUT! Creating Political Prints


August 1st - August 22nd, 2017

Tired of sending tweets and facebook posts? Feeling powerless and want to do something more? This is the class for you! Printmakers have had a ... more

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Intro to Large Format Photography


August 1st - August 22nd, 2017

Learn basic camera functions including using tilts and swings to adjust perspective lines and focus, different lenses, and how to load and use 4x5 film ... more

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Nature Photography


August 3rd - August 31st, 2017

Through a combination of classroom lecture, self-guided research, and field trips, students will learn about techniques for photographing birds, wildlife, and outdoor landscapes. Instruction will ... more

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Creating Letterpress Plates with Adobe Illustrator


August 3rd - August 24th, 2017

Create photopolymer plates for letterpress printing using Adobe Illustrator. After spending two weeks in the digital lab learning some Illustrator basics and how best to ... more

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Mini Journal Fling


August 5th - August 5th, 2017

Learn how to make mini journals for yourself or to give as gifts. In this introductory course, you will learn how to make a journal ... more

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Poetry, Pottery, & Paper for kids


August 7th - August 11th, 2017

Merge visual arts with creative writing! Use a press mold to create a ceramic book, write pottery-inspired poems, interview real artists, make paper, and use ... more

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Off-Hand Flourishing


August 8th - August 29th, 2017

Study and execute designs created by past and present Master Penmen using a pointed pen nib. Pointed pen experience helpful but not necessary. All materials ... more

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Advanced Bookbinding


August 9th - August 30th, 2017

Advance your bookbinding skills! Learn more intricate Japanese stab bindings, options for casing your book in a hard cover, or using unique materials to create ... more

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Paper Marbling


August 9th - August 10th, 2017

In this two-day workshop, you will learn to create your own one-of-a-kind marbled papers. Paper marbling is a method of aqueous surface design, which can ... more

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Friday Fling: Book Arts


August 11th - August 11th, 2017

A 3-hour whirlwind of letterpress printing, hand papermaking, and bookbinding. Leave with lots of goodies. 21+ only. Members 2 for $75 Nonmembers 2 for $95 more

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Monoprinting I


August 12th - August 12th, 2017

One print is pulled at a time and no two prints are exactly alike with this painterly printmaking method. It starts with ink on a ... more

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Writing with Light (Ages 12–14) for kids


August 14th - August 18th, 2017

The word photography literally means “writing with light”. Combine the magic of film-based photography with the power of your words. Using a 35mm film camera ... more

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Teen Wheel Camp (Ages 13 – 18) for kids


August 14th - August 18th, 2017

Your teen can spend a week working in the ceramics studio, honing their skills making functional work! Early registration recommended as space is limited. more

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Lightroom Revealed


August 14th - August 18th, 2017

Lightroom is a powerful tool that offers more than basic photo editing. Topics include image import functions, along with image editing, batch processing, export functions, ... more

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Outdoor Portraiture with Speedlights and Light Modifiers


August 17th - August 24th, 2017

Learn the effective use of speedlights to create well-lit portraits in any outdoor lighting condition. You will learn on camera and off camera speedlight techniques ... more

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Pop-Ups


August 19th - August 26th, 2017

Join Karin Marlett Choi to create pop-ups that surprise and delight. Learn how to make dimensional cards that pop, bloom and move. She'll teach you ... more

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It’s in the Atmosphere – salt firing workshop


August 26th - August 27th, 2017

Limit to six so sign up now! Salt fired surfaces are beautiful and interesting. This is a rare chance to participate in this atmospheric firing ... more

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All About HDR Photography!


August 26th - August 26th, 2017

Learn advanced techniques for shooting high-contrast scenes to create realistic HDR images with Lightroom and Photoshop. Required: Working knowledge of your SLR or DSLR and ... more

Active Classes


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Darkroom Toning Workshop


June 5th - June 26th, 2017

Transform your silver gelatin prints using toners! Explore Selenium, Sepia, Copper and Iron Blue to achieve rich burgundy, brown, peach, and blue tones. The class ... more

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Sports Photography: Red Wings & Rhinos


June 5th - June 26th, 2017

Learn what it takes to get great action sports photographs. The first class will provide students with advice and techniques dealing with etiquette, credentials, equipment, ... more

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Portrait Touch-Up With Photoshop


June 6th - June 27th, 2017

Learn the basics of touching-up & smoothing skin, enhancing eyes, subtle face & body sculpting and other techniques that will enhance your portraits. To achieve ... more

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Advanced Bookbinding


June 7th - June 28th, 2017

This four-week class is designed for those looking to advance their book making skills. Materials will be provided, but students should bring their own tools. ... more

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CUT IT OUT! Creating Political Prints


June 7th - June 28th, 2017

Tired of sending tweets and facebook posts? Feeling powerless and want to do something more? This is the class for you! Printmakers have had a ... more

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Handbuilding


June 13th - August 1st, 2017

Learn to use traditional methods like pinching, coil, and slab to build functional or sculptural work. The skills learned are perfect for an absolute beginner ... more

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Intro to the Wheel I


Session 1: June 14th - August 2nd, 2017
Session 2: July 10th - August 28th, 2017
Session 3: July 11th - August 29th, 2017

For beginners, this 8 week Intro covers the basics of wheel thrown, functional work. You will learn to master the cylinder--the gateway form to cups, ... more