Classes


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Upcoming Classes


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Intro to the Wheel II


Session 1: January 10th - February 28th, 2019
Session 2: January 17th - March 7th, 2019

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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Lovin’ Letterpress  


January 14th - March 4th, 2019

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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Intro to the Wheel I


Session 1: January 14th - March 11th, 2019
Session 2: January 15th - March 5th, 2019
Session 3: January 16th - March 6th, 2019
Session 4: January 18th - March 8th, 2019
Session 5: January 28th - March 18th, 2019

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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Viva! Scanning Family Photos


January 15th - February 5th, 2019

Preserve your family memories! Learn how to scan photographs, slides, and negatives then edit them digitally using basic Photoshop tools. You will walk out of ... more

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


January 15th - April 2nd, 2019

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


January 15th - March 12th, 2019

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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Intermediate Wheel Throwing


January 15th - March 5th, 2019

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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Intro to Photoshop


January 15th - March 5th, 2019

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 DSLR Photography


Session 1: January 15th - February 19th, 2019
Session 2: January 28th - March 4th, 2019

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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Handbuilding


January 15th -

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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Intermediate B&W Photography


January 15th - March 5th, 2019

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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Intro to Bookbinding


January 16th - February 6th, 2019

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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Go Retro with Film: Introduction to Photography


January 16th - February 27th, 2019

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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Final Cut: Intro to Video Editing


January 16th - March 6th, 2019

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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Intermediate DSLR Photography


January 17th - February 14th, 2019

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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Intro to Illustrator


January 17th - March 7th, 2019

Learn to create your own graphic images using Adobe Illustrator CS6! Discover how to incorporate drawing, photography, and typography into vector artwork by learning essential ... more

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Friday Fling: Book Arts


Session 1: January 18th - January 18th, 2019
Session 2: March 22nd - March 22nd, 2019

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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Tarot through the Seasons: Death


January 19th - January 19th, 2019

The Death Card may be the most misunderstood card of the entire deck. However, death is a psychological, emotional and physical process we will all ... more

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365 Day Journal + Calendar


January 20th - February 10th, 2019

Start the year off right with a 365 Day Journal with a calendar insert for yourself or to give as a gift. In this introductory ... more

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Linoleum Block Printing


January 21st - February 18th, 2019

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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Hot-Shoe Flash!


January 22nd - January 29th, 2019

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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Winter Light


January 23rd - January 30th, 2019

A (frozen) river runs through it. We will photographically explore sections of the Genesee River and gorge as it winds through the Rochester Region. Photograph ... more

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Color Film Developing Workshop


January 24th - January 24th, 2019

This SPECIAL one-day workshop will teach you how to process your own color film! Topics include preparing the solutions, the three steps process (Developer, Blix ... more

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Quilling 101


January 24th - February 7th, 2019

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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Advanced Wheel Throwing


January 26th - March 23rd, 2019

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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Mud Slingers I (Ages 6-9) for kids


January 27th - March 3rd, 2019

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


January 27th - March 3rd, 2019

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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Spencerian Script


January 29th - February 19th, 2019

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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Tarot through the Seasons: The High Priestess


January 30th - January 30th, 2019

A Powerful symbol of the Divine Feminine Principle, the High Priestess has much to teach us about the bond between the spiritual and the physical ... more

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Scanning Negatives Workshop


January 31st - January 31st, 2019

Learn to scan your negatives! This one-day workshop will cover getting the most information from your film (linear RAW scanning), non linear positive conversion, color ... more

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Encaustic Painting


February 3rd - February 24th, 2019

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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Images & Words


February 4th - February 25th, 2019

Finding the right words to pair with photographs can be daunting. In this class, we will survey a wide range of image makers who include ... more

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Basic Studio Lighting


February 5th - March 12th, 2019

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


February 6th - February 27th, 2019

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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Zine Workshop


February 6th - February 6th, 2019

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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Sports Photography: Amerks & Razorsharks


February 11th -

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

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Viva! Short Course Intro to the Wheel


February 14th - March 7th, 2019

This is the perfect opportunity to give ceramics a try. You will throw on the wheel, get a taste of handbuilding, and learn how to ... more

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Tarot through the Seasons: The Lovers


February 14th - February 14th, 2019

As Spring approaches and the Month of Love is upon us, The Lovers card holds important lessons about personal responsibility and the unique intimacy of ... more

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Friday Fling: Ceramics


February 15th - February 15th, 2019

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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Screen Printing


Session 1: February 16th - February 23rd, 2019
Session 2: March 16th - March 23rd, 2019

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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Teen Wheel for kids


February 16th - March 23rd, 2019

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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Flash! Fiction and Photography (Ages 14-17) for kids


February 18th - February 22nd, 2019

**Call Writers & Books, 585-473-2590 x107 for more information or to register.** In this collaborative experience with Writers & Books students will create their own ... more

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Digital Art Camp (Ages 14-17) for kids


February 18th - February 22nd, 2019

Take a dive into digital art this winter! In this weeklong camp, students will learn the basics of Adobe CS6 using Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator ... more

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Portrait Touch-Up


February 18th - March 11th, 2019

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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Intaglio


February 20th - March 13th, 2019

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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Papermaking for Artists


February 20th - February 21st, 2019

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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Pop-Ups


February 23rd - February 23rd, 2019

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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Victorian Hair Wreath History and Craft


February 24th - March 10th, 2019

The art of making jewelry and wreaths out of human hair flourished in the Victorian time period. Hair is one of the most unique and ... more

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Engraver’s Script 


February 25th - March 18th, 2019

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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Photo Zine Workshop


February 27th - March 6th, 2019

Through this 2-day intensive workshop students will learn to make their own small circulation, self-published photo zines using their own photographs. Workshop will include digital ... more

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Gelatin Plate Monoprinting


March 2nd - March 2nd, 2019

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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Viva! Creating Personal Stationery


March 6th - March 27th, 2019

Create your own stationery from recycled paper. Participants will make their own envelopes and stationary in our Paper Lab, then personalize them using letterpress. The ... more

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Paper Marbling


March 6th - March 7th, 2019

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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Creating Letterpress Plates with Adobe Illustrator


March 7th - March 28th, 2019

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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Monoprinting


March 9th - March 9th, 2019

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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Origami + Paper Sculpture


March 9th - March 9th, 2019

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 Reduction Printing


March 16th - March 23rd, 2019

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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Tarot through the Seasons: The Star


March 17th - March 17th, 2019

We’ve made it through the dark winter and now Mother Nature blesses us with the promise of light and renewal. The Spring Equinox is a ... more

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Drawing Celtic Knots


March 20th - March 20th, 2019

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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Mini Journal Fling


March 24th - March 24th, 2019

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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Lightroom: Wedding Photography Workflow


March 26th - March 27th, 2019

This class will demonstrate a workflow that can be used by wedding photographers. This would include setting up a folder structure, transferring files from a ... more

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Sewn Board Bookbinding


March 26th - March 27th, 2019

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