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Mud Slingers I (Ages 6-9) for kids


September 16th - November 11th, 2018

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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Mud Slingers II (10-13) for kids


September 16th - November 11th, 2018

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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Bisque Molds


September 17th - October 22nd, 2018

Kyle will teach you how to make bisque molds from your own hand-sculpted designs. This is an interesting way to approach handbuilding, and allows you ... more

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Lovin’ Letterpress  


September 17th - November 5th, 2018

Immerse yourself in letterpress printing. Choose from our hundreds of fonts and learn to handset type from California Job cases. Print from a variety of ... more

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Looking at Photographs


September 17th - October 1st, 2018

What makes a great photograph tick? What makes some images have a vibrant spirit about them, but others seem flat or boring? In this course ... more

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Intro to the Wheel I


Session 1: September 17th - November 5th, 2018
Session 2: September 19th - November 7th, 2018
Session 3: September 19th - November 7th, 2018
Session 4: September 25th - November 13th, 2018

For beginners, this 8-week Introduction class 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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Intro to Illustrator


September 17th - November 5th, 2018

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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Intro to DSLR Photography


Session 1: September 17th - October 29th, 2018
Session 2: September 18th - October 23rd, 2018
Session 3: September 19th - October 31st, 2018

Make your digital single–lens reflex (DSLR) camera work for you! Learn all the functions of your camera, including manually adjusting aperture, shutter speed, and ISO, ... more

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TRAC: After School Visual Art Program (Ages 14-17) for kids


September 18th - December 11th, 2018

Young Artists—get on TRAC! The Rochester Arts Creatives (TRAC) is a 12-week afterschool program providing teens a challenging artistic learning experience along with mentorship and ... more

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Fundamentals of Drawing


September 18th - November 6th, 2018

In this class we’ll focus on developing observational skills and drawing techniques, using a variety of drawing media. No prior experience with drawing is required ... more

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Intro to Photoshop


September 18th - November 6th, 2018

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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Intermediate Wheel Throwing


September 18th - November 6th, 2018

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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Handbuilding


September 18th - November 6th, 2018

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

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Go Retro with Film: Introduction to Photography


September 18th - October 30th, 2018

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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Spencerian Script


September 18th - October 9th, 2018

This uniquely American form of handwriting was the model used in schools and business colleges throughout the country from approximately 1850 to 1925. This course ... more

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Focus on Form


September 19th - October 10th, 2018

This 4-week workshop is for anyone who has a favorite form that needs a little improvement. Shelle will work with you individually to pay attention ... more

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Intaglio


September 19th - October 24th, 2018

Follow the transformative states of a copper plate, with the assistance of an acid bath. Learn the use of grounds and their different effects. Explore ... more

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Drawing Celtic Knots


September 19th - September 19th, 2018

Celtic knots are one of the most well-known graphics designs dating back to the 14th century. Today it is a classic Celtic design seen on ... more

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Intro to InDesign


September 19th - November 7th, 2018

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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Final Cut: Intro to Video Editing


September 19th - November 7th, 2018

Learn to edit video like a pro! In this introductory class, students will learn how to cut video files, add text and audio, color correct, ... more

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Alternative Process: Kallitype


September 19th - October 10th, 2018

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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Intro to the Wheel II


Session 1: September 20th - November 15th, 2018
Session 2: September 20th - November 15th, 2018

This Introduction II class is for those who have taken a wheel class previously, and want to improve their technique. You will work on skill-building ... more

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Intermediate DSLR Photography


September 20th - October 18th, 2018

Take your DSLR photography skills to the next level! From the camera to the computer you will gain a more thorough understanding of shutter speed, ... more

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Tryon Park Fall Colors


September 20th - October 11th, 2018

Join us as we explore and photograph the beautiful and varied landscapes of Tryon Park. Tryon has woodlands, streams, marshland and deep shale gullies. It ... more

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Advanced Wheel Throwing


September 22nd - November 17th, 2018

For the accomplished potter, Chea will provide individualized attention, with the focus on refining your craft, and enhancing your own personal style. Included: 25 pounds ... more

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Teen Wheel for kids


September 22nd - November 3rd, 2018

See how fun the potter’s wheel can be! In this 6 week class, you’ll learn how to center, pull a cylinder, and make beautiful functional ... more

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Landscape Photography: Seeing Straight


September 22nd - October 6th, 2018

Take your landscape photography to a new stage. Develop your technique, try various pictorial solutions, and let intuition guide your compositions. See what others do ... more

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Macro Photography Demo


September 25th - September 25th, 2018

This is a single (2hr) demo session. We will cover the use of Macro Lenses as well as Extension Rings that allow for close-up photography ... more

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Product Photography Demo


September 26th - September 26th, 2018

This is a single (2hr) demo session that covers the use of a product lighting table and both continuous and flash lighting. We will also ... more

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Papermaking for Artists


September 26th - September 27th, 2018

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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Digital Zines - Photoshop (Ages 13-17)


September 29th - September 29th, 2018

Express yourself! Through collage, drawing, and juxtaposing images with text, students will learn to make their own zines (short for fanzine or magazine) in Photoshop*. ... more

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Origami + Paper Sculpture


September 29th - September 29th, 2018

Come and explore the art of origami and paper folding. Create designs ranging from the traditional crane and animal shapes to practical origami boxes and ... more

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Linoleum Block Printing


October 1st - October 22nd, 2018

Learn the basics of linoleum block printing to create cards, fine art prints, or to add your own imagery to your letterpress work. Students will ... more

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Digital (Inkjet) Printing Workshop


October 2nd - October 30th, 2018

Discussions will include calibration, printer profiles, and distinguishing types of papers. You will leave this class informed and with 2–4 finished prints of your own! ... more

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Basic Studio Lighting


October 2nd - November 6th, 2018

Instruction will include various techniques in the use of the studio's White Lightning strobes in multiple lighting configurations, as well as other equipment such as ... more

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Smush & Smash (Ages 3-5) for kids


October 3rd - October 24th, 2018

Four weeks of fun smushing and smashing clay, for ages 3 – 5 with their caregiver/adult. Your child will get their first experience with this ... more

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Intro to Bookbinding


October 3rd - October 24th, 2018

In this introductory course, you will learn several hand-sewn book structures perfect for making pocket notebooks, address, journals, sketchbooks, and more. You’ll leave with the ... more

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Intermediate Photoshop


October 4th - December 6th, 2018

Take your Photoshop skills to the next level! In the class we will cover an extensive use of layers, masks, blending modes, filters, etc. Streamline ... more

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Creating Letterpress Plates with Adobe Illustrator


October 4th - October 25th, 2018

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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Create Your Own Superhero - Illustrator (Ages 13-17)


October 6th - October 6th, 2018

Create your own superhero! Using Adobe Illustrator CS6 students will create their own superhero illustrations and then use their new characters to design a 12"x18" ... more

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Pop-Ups


October 6th - October 6th, 2018

Come satisfy your curiosity about how pop up books and cards are made. Karin Marlett Choi will teach you basic cutting and folding techniques for ... more

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Linoleum Block Reduction Printing


October 6th - October 13th, 2018

Students will print an edition using one block to print several colors. Instruction covers tips for creating a strong print, planning the colors and block ... more

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Travel Photography


October 8th - November 5th, 2018

For most of us, whether we are traveling halfway around the world or simply to the next village, images provide a portal back into our ... more

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Surface Design with Lisa Orr


October 11th - October 11th, 2018

In this demonstration workshop, Lisa will teach her methods for low-fire layering of engobes, slips, and translucent glazes. Lisa Orr has been a professional potter ... more

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Building and Decorating with Shoko Teruyama


October 12th - October 12th, 2018

Shoko will share her processes for slab building and coiling over a bisque mold and decorating her surfaces with sgraffito. Teruyama grew up in Mishima, ... more

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Thrown and Decorated with Ben Carter


October 12th - October 12th, 2018

Ben will demonstrate some of his thrown forms and how he uses motifs and symbols to create his surfaces. Carter was named the 2016 Ceramic ... more

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Digital Collages - Photoshop (Ages 8-12) for kids


October 13th - October 13th, 2018

Students will create their own 8"x10" digital collages in Photoshop* combining photos, texts, and drawings. Prompts from the instructor will include questions like "what is ... more

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Darkroom Toning Workshop


October 17th - November 7th, 2018

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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Encaustic Painting


October 18th - November 8th, 2018

Discover the magic of encaustic painting in our new class taught by local artist, Maureen Outlaw Church. Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, ... more

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Understanding Camera RAW


October 18th - October 18th, 2018

What can camera RAW do for you? Shooting RAW files and processing correctly can improve your photos immensely. This class will provide you with a ... more

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Intro to Large Format Photography


October 18th - November 15th, 2018

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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Modern Calligraphy


October 18th - November 1st, 2018

Learn the basics of modern calligraphy! Students will learn how modern calligraphy differs from the traditional Copperplate/Spencerian scripts, correct nib pressure, a simple upper and ... more

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Friday Fling: Book Arts


October 19th - October 19th, 2018

Start your weekend off right! Create with us while you sip your favorite adult beverage. A 3-hour whirlwind of letterpress printing, hand papermaking, and bookbinding. ... more

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Screen Printing


Session 1: October 20th - October 27th, 2018
Session 2: November 24th - December 1st, 2018

This workshop will cover the basics of screen printing process from start to finish. Creating imagery, transferring the image to the screen, printing and clean-up ... more

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Zine Workshop


October 27th - October 27th, 2018

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

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Monoprinting


October 27th - October 27th, 2018

One print is pulled at a time and no two prints are alike with this painterly printmaking method. Techniques include transfer, reductive and additive, plus ... more

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Quilling 101


November 1st - November 15th, 2018

Quilling, also known as paper filigree, is a form of art involving paper strips. These stripes can be curled, cut, shaped, and glued into just ... more

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Gelatin Plate Monoprinting


November 3rd - November 3rd, 2018

Come join in the fun spending the day making prints using a Gelli Plate, brayer, and paint. This workshop is perfect for every skill level. ... more

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Matting & Framing


Session 1: November 3rd - November 3rd, 2018
Session 2: December 8th - December 8th, 2018

Learn how to cut precision mats and finish your work in an exhibition quality frame. Bring a selection of prints, color or black and white, ... more

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Advanced Studio Portraiture


November 5th - November 19th, 2018

Learn advanced lighting techniques focusing on the art of portraiture! Topics will include working with clients, camera settings, posing, and lighting set-ups. Required: prior lighting ... more

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Sewn Board Bookbinding


November 6th - November 7th, 2018

In this class, each student will make a beautiful hardbound book with a flexible spine. The book lies flat when opened, making it perfect for ... more

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Engraver’s Script 


November 6th - November 27th, 2018

A type of calligraphy also known as Copperplate or Engrosser’s Script, this elegant letter form is readily applied to making personalized cards and envelopes, wedding ... more

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Wild About Wordpress


November 12th - December 3rd, 2018

Learn how to create your own website or blog using the popular and free WordPress software! This class will also cover basic HTML and CSS ... more

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Hot-Shoe Flash!


November 13th - November 14th, 2018

This class will focus on the use of a hot-shoe flash for your DSLR. Have you ever taken a photo of someone where one side ... more

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Paper Marbling


November 14th - November 15th, 2018

Paper marbling is a method of aqueous surface design, which can produce patterns similar to marble or other stone. It is often employed as a ... more

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Understanding White Balance


November 15th - November 15th, 2018

Do your color photos look lifeless or not quite as you remember? White balance is the key to impressive color in a photograph. Having a ... more

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Friday Fling: Ceramics


November 16th - November 16th, 2018

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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Magic in the Darkroom (Ages 6-9) for kids


December 8th - December 8th, 2018

Students will experience the magic of the darkroom by creating their very own photographs—without a camera! The word “photogram” means “light drawing” (Greek) and students, ... more

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Magic in the Darkroom (Ages 10-13) for kids


December 8th - December 8th, 2018

Students will experience the magic of the darkroom by creating their very own photographs—without a camera! The word “photogram” means “light drawing” (Greek) and students, ... more

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Understanding the Art of Photography


December 13th - December 13th, 2018

Why do some photographs stand out while others fail to gain audience attention? This two hour discussion will cover design as it relates to photography. ... more

Active Classes


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Advanced Wheel Throwing


July 7th - August 25th, 2018

For the accomplished potter, Chea will provide individualized attention, with the focus on refining your craft and enhancing your own personal expression and style. Lidded ... more

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Intro to the Wheel I


Session 1: July 9th - August 27th, 2018
Session 2: July 10th - August 28th, 2018
Session 3: July 11th - August 29th, 2018

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, bowls, ... more

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Intro to Illustrator


Session 1: July 10th - August 28th, 2018
Session 2: July 16th - August 27th, 2018

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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Handbuilding


July 10th - August 28th, 2018

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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Intermediate Wheel Throwing


July 10th - August 28th, 2018

For those with some experience, the Intermediate class will broaden your knowledge base with more complicated projects, lidded forms, plates, and handles. Included: 25 pounds ... more

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Intro to the Wheel II


Session 1: July 11th - August 29th, 2018
Session 2: July 12th - August 30th, 2018

This class is for those who have taken a wheel class previously and want to build on their expertise. You will work on refining your ... more

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Intro to Photoshop


July 11th - August 29th, 2018

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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Intermediate B&W Photography


July 11th - August 29th, 2018

Take your 35mm FILM photography skills to the next level! Learn new darkroom techniques and how to think critically about the photographs you take. Topics ... more

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Photojournalism


July 12th - August 30th, 2018

Using a photojournalistic approach you can learn to tell personal and human-interest stories through multimedia storytelling techniques. In this class, we will gather materials (via ... more

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Intaglio


July 18th - August 22nd, 2018

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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Superheroes, Archetypes, and Idols: Reimagining Feminine Role Models Through Self-Portraiture


July 26th - August 30th, 2018

We are witnessing a shift in the scope and representation of what it means to be female in contemporary culture. Using mythology, depth psychology, and ... more

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Nature Photography


August 2nd - August 23rd, 2018

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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Intro to Large Format Photography


August 2nd - August 30th, 2018

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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Portrait Touch-Up


August 6th - August 27th, 2018

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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Exploring Feminine Expression through Self Portraiture


August 16th - August 30th, 2018

What does femininity mean to you? How do you express it? Where do you get your ideas about what is or isn’t feminine? Let’s use ... more