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Upcoming Classes


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Zine Workshop


Session 1: September 11th - September 11th, 2019
Session 2: October 19th - October 19th, 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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Intro to Risograph Workshop


Session 1: September 11th - September 11th, 2019
Session 2: October 5th - October 5th, 2019

Learn what all the hype is about! Students will print an edition of 10, 3-color 8.5”x11” prints of their own design created during this workshop. ... more

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Intro to the Wheel I


Session 1: September 16th - November 4th, 2019
Session 2: September 17th - November 5th, 2019
Session 3: September 18th - November 6th, 2019
Session 4: September 25th - November 13th, 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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Imagination Studio (Ages 3-5) for kids


Session 1: September 17th - September 17th, 2019
Session 2: September 24th - September 24th, 2019
Session 3: October 1st - October 1st, 2019

With the help of a parent or guardian children ages 3-5 will have a chance to play dress-up and take pictures with a digital camera ... more

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Meet the Flower City Arts Center


Session 1: September 19th - September 19th, 2019
Session 2: October 28th - October 28th, 2019

Get to know the Flower City Arts Center! Check out our firehouse and see behind the scenes with our Executive Director. Learn about our history ... more

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Watercolor Painting


September 23rd - October 28th, 2019

Take your watercolor paintings to the next level or learn the basics. We'll cover how to plan your painting no matter the subject. We will ... more

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Basic Studio Lighting


September 23rd - October 28th, 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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Intro to Large Format Photography


September 26th - October 17th, 2019

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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Image Transfers on Wood


September 28th - September 28th, 2019

Learn how to make stunning personalized and giftable objects by transferring your images onto wood with this fun and easy process. Materials will be provided. ... more

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TRAC: Exploring Photography (Ages 14-17) for kids


October 1st - November 23rd, 2019

Get on TRAC! The Rochester Art Collective is a FREE (thank you William & Sheila Konar Foundation!) 8-week afterschool program to cultivate an interest in ... more

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Riso Projects


October 1st - October 22nd, 2019

Now that you know how to use our Riso, let’s create some special projects! Students will have the opportunity to create their own projects including ... more

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TRAC: Ceramics (Ages 14-17) for kids


October 2nd - November 23rd, 2019

Get on TRAC! The Rochester Art Collective is a FREE (thank you William & Sheila Konar Foundation!) 8-week afterschool program to cultivate an interest in ... more

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TRAC: Printmaking & Book Arts (Ages 14-17) for kids


October 3rd - November 23rd, 2019

Get on TRAC! The Rochester Art Collective is a FREE (thank you William & Sheila Konar Foundation!) 8-week afterschool program to cultivate an interest in ... more

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Landscape Photography: How Did We Get Where We Are?


October 7th - November 11th, 2019

After a survey of the history of landscape photography, its evolution in the past 150 years, students will participate in a shooting outing and discuss ... more

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VIVA! Family Album (Ages 55+)


October 8th - October 10th, 2019

Have a box full of photographs, a family album that has yellowed, or is falling apart? In this workshop you will learn to create or ... more

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Recipes to Improve Your Own Photography


October 9th - October 30th, 2019

Taking as examples famous photographs we will examine what made them acquire their status, how we assess them today, what their ingredients are that led ... more

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Intro to Bookbinding


October 9th - October 30th, 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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Slab Building and Underglaze Inlay


October 10th - October 10th, 2019

Andrea will demonstrate slab building functional forms, and how she creates her rich surfaces with underglaze inlay. This workshop is part of the 2019 Flower ... more

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Bisque Molds & Drape Molds


October 10th - October 10th, 2019

Tom will show how he uses drape molds and bisque molds to create work, This workshop explores the linking the two techniques, and reveals several ... more

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Candid Street Photography


October 10th - October 17th, 2019

Get a crash course on what makes Street Photography such an exciting genre. Candid street photography is one of the oldest genres of photography. In ... more

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Sewn Board Bookbinding


October 10th - October 24th, 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

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Thrown & Altered Cups


October 11th - October 11th, 2019

This short demo will focus on throwing, altering, layering textures and underglaze inlay will. Kenyon will share and discuss how he builds surface to create ... more

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Surface Decoration


October 11th - October 11th, 2019

This presentation will explore the ceramic surface as a means to understand aesthetics through unifying form, surface, and personal expression. Specifically, Sean will demonstrate his ... more

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Friday Fling: Book Arts


October 11th - October 11th, 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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Linoleum Block Printing


October 15th - November 5th, 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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Papermaking for Artists


October 16th - October 17th, 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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Photography in Queer Culture


October 16th - November 6th, 2019

This class will explore photographers in the Queer Community, some who lived throughout the AIDS Epidemic, including Robert Mapplethorpe and Félix González-Torres; and some who ... more

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Viva! Short Course on Handbuilding (Ages 55+)


October 17th - November 7th, 2019

Perfect for beginners or those with more experience, this class focuses on the handbuilding process through unique projects. Make a wine cooler, sushi tray, and ... more

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Float Mounting Workshop


October 19th - October 19th, 2019

Have art that cannot go under a mat due to deckled edges or interest that goes all the way to the edge of the paper? ... more

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Screen Printing


Session 1: October 19th - October 26th, 2019
Session 2: November 5th - November 12th, 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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Monoprinting


October 19th - October 19th, 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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Boo! Photograms (Ages 8+) for kids


October 26th - October 26th, 2019

Create B&W photogram prints in the darkroom using our creepy crawly toys! Fun for the whole family. Please register separately for each participating individual. more

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From the Wheel to the Mold: Prototyping Crash Course


November 2nd - November 16th, 2019

Learn the basics of prototyping, mold-making, and slipcasting during this 3-part workshop with Kelly Justice and Kyle Lascelle. In the first class, you will design ... more

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Pop-Ups


November 2nd - November 2nd, 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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Mini Journal Fling


November 3rd - November 3rd, 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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Encaustic Painting


November 3rd - November 24th, 2019

Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, dates back to the Romano-Egyptian Fayum mummy portraits from the 1st Century BC. Today’s artists work with ... more

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Hot-Shoe Flash!


November 4th - November 11th, 2019

Have you ever taken a photo of someone where one side of his or her face is brightly lit while the other is darkened by ... more

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Viva! Creating Personal Stationery (Ages 55+)


November 5th - November 26th, 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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Cyanotype & Toning Workshop


November 5th - December 3rd, 2019

The art of making wet prints is revived in this fusion of digital and historic photographic process. You’ll create highly detailed, specialized negatives for the ... more

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Paper Marbling


November 6th - November 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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Van Dyke Brown Workshop


November 9th - November 9th, 2019

Similar to the Kallitype process, Van Dyke Brown prints offer a warm tone print. Bring a B&W film negative or commercially printed B&W transparency from ... more

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Friday Fling: Ceramics


November 15th - November 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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Calligraphy: Engraver’s Script


November 19th - December 10th, 2019

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

Active Classes


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Smush & Smash (Ages 3-5) for kids


September 4th - September 25th, 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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Intro to Risograph Workshop


Session 1: September 11th - September 11th, 2019
Session 2: October 5th - October 5th, 2019

Learn what all the hype is about! Students will print an edition of 10, 3-color 8.5”x11” prints of their own design created during this workshop. ... more

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Zine Workshop


Session 1: September 11th - September 11th, 2019
Session 2: October 19th - October 19th, 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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Intro to the Wheel II


Session 1: September 12th - November 7th, 2019
Session 2: September 12th - November 7th, 2019

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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Youth/Family Wheel for kids


September 15th - October 27th, 2019

See how fun the potter’s wheel can be! In this 6 week class, parents and children will learn how to center, pull a cylinder, make ... more

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Intro to Digital Photography


Session 1: September 16th - November 4th, 2019
Session 2: September 17th - October 29th, 2019

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

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Lovin’ Letterpress


September 16th - November 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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Figurative Sculpture


September 16th - November 4th, 2019

You will learn to model a 2/3rds life-size bust, either working from photographs, or from a mirror if you wish to make a self-portrait. This ... more

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Intro to Photoshop


September 16th - November 4th, 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 the Wheel I


Session 1: September 16th - November 4th, 2019
Session 2: September 17th - November 5th, 2019
Session 3: September 18th - November 6th, 2019
Session 4: September 25th - November 13th, 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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Imagination Studio (Ages 3-5) for kids


Session 1: September 17th - September 17th, 2019
Session 2: September 24th - September 24th, 2019
Session 3: October 1st - October 1st, 2019

With the help of a parent or guardian children ages 3-5 will have a chance to play dress-up and take pictures with a digital camera ... more

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Fundamentals of Drawing


September 17th - November 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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Go Retro with Film: Introduction to Photography


September 17th - October 29th, 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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Handbuilding


September 17th - November 5th, 2019

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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Creating Letterpress Plates with Adobe Illustrator


September 17th - October 8th, 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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Intaglio


September 18th - October 23rd, 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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Flirting With Photography


September 18th - November 6th, 2019

Ever look through our class catalogue and wish you could take ALL THE CLASSES and LEARN ALL THE THINGS? In this new 8-day class you ... more

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Intro to InDesign


September 18th - November 6th, 2019

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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VIVA! Scanning Family Photos (Ages 55+)


September 19th - October 10th, 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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Meet the Flower City Arts Center


Session 1: September 19th - September 19th, 2019
Session 2: October 28th - October 28th, 2019

Get to know the Flower City Arts Center! Check out our firehouse and see behind the scenes with our Executive Director. Learn about our history ... more

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Introduction to Oil Painting


September 19th - November 14th, 2019

Learn about materials, fundamentals, and best practices of oil painting, with an emphasis on direct or "alla prima" techniques. Color mixing and creating a range ... more

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Looking at Photographs


September 19th - September 28th, 2019

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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Advanced Wheel


September 21st - November 16th, 2019

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

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Intermediate Wheel Throwing


September 21st - November 16th, 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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Mud Slingers I (Ages 6-9) for kids


September 22nd - November 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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365 Day Journal + Calendar


September 22nd - October 6th, 2019

Ease into autumn with a 365 Day Journal with a calendar insert for yourself or to give as a gift. In this introductory course, you ... more

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Mud Slingers II (10-13) for kids


September 22nd - November 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