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Photo Field Trip with AIR Arleen Thaler image

Photo Field Trip with AIR Arleen Thaler


Session 1: April 1st - April 1st, 2017
Session 2: April 15th - April 15th, 2017
Session 3: April 29th - April 29th, 2017

Join photojournalist, and 2016-2017 Photography Artist-in Residence (AIR), Arleen Thaler for a 3 hour photography field trip! Students will meet at Flower City Arts Center ... more

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The Digital SLR Camera


Session 1: April 19th - May 24th, 2017
Session 2: May 4th - June 8th, 2017
Session 3: May 10th - June 14th, 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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Screen Printing


Session 1: April 22nd - April 29th, 2017
Session 2: June 3rd - June 10th, 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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Engraver’s Script 


April 25th - May 16th, 2017

Learn the art of graceful pointed pen engravers script. This elegant letter form is applicable for making personalized cards and envelopes, wedding invitations, diplomas, certificates, ... more

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Ornamental Script Flourishing


April 27th - May 18th, 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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Monoprinting I


April 29th - April 22nd, 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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The Situational Portrait


May 1st - May 15th, 2017

Learn how to take better portraits without owning a studio. Using natural and available light, you will discover techniques to help you improve your images ... more

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Go Retro with Film: Introduction to Photography


Session 1: May 2nd - June 13th, 2017
Session 2: May 4th - June 15th, 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

Social Reportage: Litter image

Social Reportage: Litter


May 2nd - June 6th, 2017

Socially engaged photojournalist, Arleen Thaler will teach students how to create a photo story covering the subject of litter in Rochester, NY. This class will ... more

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Smush & Smash (Ages 3-5) for kids


May 3rd - May 24th, 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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Intro to Bookbinding


May 3rd - May 24th, 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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Drypoint Etching


May 3rd - June 7th, 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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Take Better Pictures


May 3rd - June 14th, 2017

Do you know how to use your camera but would like your resulting photographs to have more impact? Learn how to take better pictures through ... more

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Landscape Photography: Seeing Straight


May 3rd - May 24th, 2017

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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Intermediate B&W Photography


May 3rd - June 21st, 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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Intaglio


May 4th - June 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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Basic Studio Lighting


May 4th - June 8th, 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 ... more

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Teen Wheel for kids


May 6th - June 17th, 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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Mini Journal Fling


May 6th - May 6th, 2017

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

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Mud, Moms, & Mimosas


May 7th - May 7th, 2017

Bring your mom, your daughter, your aunt, or your best friend and spend some creative time together in the studio! Our instructors will help you ... more

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Linoleum Block Printing


May 8th - June 5th, 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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Hot-Shoe Flash!


May 9th - May 16th, 2017

This class will focus on the use of the hot-shoe flash for improving your photographs by understanding how to control the light it produces. Have ... more

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Street Photography


May 11th - June 1st, 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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Friday Fling: Book Arts


May 12th - May 12th, 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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Teen Throw-Down (Ages 13-18) for kids


May 19th - May 19th, 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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Monoprinting Workshop II


May 20th - May 20th, 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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Outdoor Portraiture


May 23rd - May 30th, 2017

Learn to take pleasing outdoor portraits in harsh outdoor lighting conditions. Participants will need a hot-shoe flash with TTL and manual capabilities. Learn to use ... more

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Photography as a Business


May 27th - May 27th, 2017

Learn what it takes to turn your hobby into a business! Topics will include taxes, accounting, insurance, marketing and calculating how much to charge clients. more

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Off-Hand Flourishing


May 30th - June 20th, 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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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

Sports Photography: Red Wings & Rhinos image

Sports Photography: Red Wings & Rhinos


June 5th - June 19th, 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

CUT IT OUT! Creating Political Prints image

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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Papermaking for Artists


June 7th - June 8th, 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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Architectural Photography Workshop


June 7th - June 21st, 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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Night Photography


June 7th - June 21st, 2017

Explore various aspects of photographing at twilight and at night. Using a digital SLR or film camera, students will shoot outdoors as a group at ... more

Friday Fling: Photography (Cyanotype) image

Friday Fling: Photography (Cyanotype)


June 9th - June 9th, 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

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Paper Marbling


June 14th - June 15th, 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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Object Photography (Studio Lighting)


June 15th - June 22nd, 2017

Learn to photograph objects with multiple lighting set-ups and techniques. Required: working knowledge of your SLR/DSLR camera. more

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Pop-Ups


June 17th - June 24th, 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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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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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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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 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

Active Classes


Photo Field Trip with AIR Arleen Thaler image

Photo Field Trip with AIR Arleen Thaler


Session 1: April 1st - April 1st, 2017
Session 2: April 15th - April 15th, 2017
Session 3: April 29th - April 29th, 2017

Join photojournalist, and 2016-2017 Photography Artist-in Residence (AIR), Arleen Thaler for a 3 hour photography field trip! Students will meet at Flower City Arts Center ... more

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Archives of the Future


April 6th - April 27th, 2017

Archives are often seen as portals or documentation of past events. Yet if alternative more progressive histories are considered, the archive must always be questioned, ... more

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Advanced Wheel Throwing


April 15th - June 17th, 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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Mud Slingers I (Ages 6-9) for kids


April 16th - May 21st, 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


April 16th - May 21st, 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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Homeschool Series for kids


Session 1: April 17th - May 22nd, 2017
Session 2: April 17th - May 22nd, 2017

This is a six week immersion in the visual arts, where your child will have the opportunity to work with clay, printmaking, bookarts, and photography. ... more

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Intro to the Wheel I


Session 1: April 17th - June 12th, 2017
Session 2: April 18th - June 6th, 2017
Session 3: April 19th - June 7th, 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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Graphic Design with Illustrator


April 17th - June 12th, 2017

Develop and improve graphic design skills while mastering the fundamentals of Adobe Illustrator, a professional imaging publishing software most notable for creating vector artwork, logos, ... more

One Step Beyond with your DSLR image

One Step Beyond with your DSLR


April 17th - June 5th, 2017

Through an in-depth analysis of what your camera can and cannot do, shooting assignments, critiques, and examples from famous photographers, you will expand your knowledge ... more

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Intermediate Wheel Throwing


April 18th - June 6th, 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


April 18th - June 6th, 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 Photoshop


April 18th - June 6th, 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 Social Media


April 19th - May 10th, 2017

Get social! Students will explore the fundamentals of social media creating content that engages on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and more! Students ... more

The Digital SLR Camera image

The Digital SLR Camera


Session 1: April 19th - May 24th, 2017
Session 2: May 4th - June 8th, 2017
Session 3: May 10th - June 14th, 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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Page Design & Layout with InDesign


April 19th - June 7th, 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: April 20th - June 8th, 2017
Session 2: April 20th - June 8th, 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

Intermediate Mold Making and Slipcasting: Mugs image

Intermediate Mold Making and Slipcasting: Mugs


April 20th - June 8th, 2017

Become a master of mug molds! In this class, you will learn to make plaster molds for cup forms and handles using found objects and ... more

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Creating Letterpress Plates with Adobe Illustrator


April 20th - May 11th, 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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Screen Printing


Session 1: April 22nd - April 29th, 2017
Session 2: June 3rd - June 10th, 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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Recycled Papermaking Journal


April 23rd - May 7th, 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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Lovin’ Letterpress  


April 24th - June 19th, 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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Lightroom Revealed


April 24th - April 28th, 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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Alternative Process: Cyanotype


April 24th - May 15th, 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