Classes


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Upcoming Classes


It’s in the Atmosphere – salt firing workshop image

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

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Kids Smush & Smash (Ages 3-5) for kids


September 13th - October 4th, 2017

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 expressive material, ... more

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Advanced Wheel Throwing


September 16th - November 11th, 2017

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

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Teen Wheel for kids


September 16th - October 28th, 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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Mud Slingers I (Ages 6-9) for kids


September 17th - October 29th, 2017

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

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Mud Slingers II (Ages 10-13) for kids


September 17th - October 29th, 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 the Wheel I


Session 1: September 18th - November 6th, 2017
Session 2: September 18th - November 6th, 2017
Session 3: September 19th - November 7th, 2017
Session 4: September 20th - November 8th, 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 ... more

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Homeschool: B&W Darkroom (Ages 14-17) for kids


September 19th - October 10th, 2017

Part One of the Photography Homeshool series will immerse students in the darkroom. Topics include photograms, pinhole cameras, cyanotypes, and more! Included: $20 materials fee. more

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Intermediate Wheel Throwing


September 19th - November 7th, 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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Handbuilding


September 19th - November 7th, 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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Art Law for Artists


September 19th - October 3rd, 2017

Designed for artists, this course will discuss the basics of what artists need to know about how the law affects them. Topics will include artist’s ... more

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Creating Letterpress Plates with Adobe Illustrator


September 19th - October 10th, 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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Social Media for Artists


September 20th - October 4th, 2017

Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, oh my! Participants will discuss different social media platforms and how, as artists, we can promote and network utilizing these online tools. ... more

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Intro to the Wheel II


Session 1: September 21st - November 9th, 2017
Session 2: September 28th - November 30th, 2017

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

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Documentary Photography


September 23rd - November 4th, 2017

This class is an introduction to documentary photography. Students will learn about the history of documentary photography and how the earliest documentarians shaped the way ... more

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Monoprinting I


September 23rd - September 23rd, 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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Lovin’ Letterpress  


September 25th - November 13th, 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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Engraver’s Script 


September 26th - October 17th, 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 Bookbinding


September 27th - October 18th, 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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Ornamental Script Flourishing


September 28th - October 19th, 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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Mini Journal Fling


October 1st - October 1st, 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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Drypoint Etching


October 2nd - November 6th, 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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Intaglio


October 4th - November 8th, 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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Monoprinting Workshop II


October 7th - October 7th, 2017

In this workshop, participants will build on skills and techniques covered in Monoprinting with an increased emphasis on color. A variety of techniques will be ... more

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Recycled Papermaking Journal


October 8th - October 22nd, 2017

Give new life to your waste paper. Bring in your recycled paper bin (old letters, junk mail, science tests, music note paper, old books?) and ... more

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Papermaking for Artists


October 11th - October 12th, 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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LORNA MEADEN WORKSHOP


October 12th - October 12th, 2017

Lorna will demonstrate throwing functional forms with porcelain. The surface of the pots will be altered, stamped, and drawn on. This all day demonstration workshop ... more

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MATT REPSHER WORKSHOP


October 13th - October 13th, 2017

Matt demonstrates how he creates his forms, makes decisions about patterns and carves his unique pots in this 3-hour workshop. Open to all levels! more

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MARY BARRINGER WORKSHOP


October 13th - October 13th, 2017

Handbuilding Techniques with Mary Barringer Mary will demonstrate several handbuilding processes – slab, coil, press molds, pinching – exploring different ways of arriving at a ... more

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Intro to DSLR Photography


Session 1: October 17th - December 5th, 2017
Session 2: October 18th - November 22nd, 2017

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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Homeschool: B&W Photography (Ages 14-17) for kids


October 17th - December 5th, 2017

Part Two of the Photography Homeschool series will introduce students to the basic elements of photography. No camera or prior knowledge needed. Learn how to ... more

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Linoleum Block Printing


October 17th - November 14th, 2017

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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iPhoneography: an Introduction to Light


October 17th - November 21st, 2017

This class provides an introduction to how the iPhone camera works and how to use that knowledge to your advantage when taking photographs for standard, ... more

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Intro to Photoshop


October 17th - December 5th, 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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Basic Studio Lighting


October 17th - November 21st, 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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Street Photography


October 17th - November 7th, 2017

This course will cover a brief history of documentary/street photography before jumping into tips for on-the-go photography, making the best of natural lighting situations, and ... more

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Intermediate DSLR Photography


Session 1: October 18th - November 22nd, 2017
Session 2: October 19th - December 14th, 2017

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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Fall Foliage & Waterfalls


October 18th - October 25th, 2017

Explore the beauty of nature in the western Finger Lakes region! Participants will photograph at a variety of amazing locations that will include gorges, waterfalls, ... more

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Intermediate B&W Photography


October 18th - December 6th, 2017

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 InDesign


October 18th - December 6th, 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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Go Retro with Film: Introduction to Photography


Session 1: October 19th - December 7th, 2017
Session 2: October 23rd - December 4th, 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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Screen Printing


Session 1: October 21st - October 28th, 2017
Session 2: November 11th - November 18th, 2017

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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Pop-Ups


October 21st - October 28th, 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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Intro to Illustrator


October 23rd - December 11th, 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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Landscape Photography: Seeing Straight


October 23rd -

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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Paper Marbling


October 25th - October 26th, 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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Looking at Photographs


October 26th - November 9th, 2017

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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Friday Fling: Ceramics


October 27th - October 27th, 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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Teen Zine! (Ages 13-17) for kids


October 28th - October 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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Enameling Workshop


October 28th - October 28th, 2017

Learn to add your mark to copper with colorful enamels. You will learn techniques to make one-of-a-kind pendants. You will have the opportunity to experiment ... more

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Friday Fling: Book Arts


November 10th - November 10th, 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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Advanced Bookbinding


November 15th - December 13th, 2017

This four-week class is designed for those looking to advance their bookbinding skills. Students can learn more intricate Japanese bindings, beautiful decorated long-stitch bindings, options ... more

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Matting & Framing


November 18th - November 18th, 2017

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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Friday Fling: Photography (Cyanotype)


December 8th - December 8th, 2017

Experience the magic of photography in a night of darkroom experimentation. Bring a date or your friends and have a drink on us while you ... more

Active 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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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
Session 3: July 19th - September 6th, 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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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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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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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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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 20th - August 24th, 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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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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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


Session 1: August 1st - August 22nd, 2017
Session 2: August 11th - August 31st, 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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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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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