Classes


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Mud Slingers I (Ages 6-9) for kids


January 7th - February 11th, 2018

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 (10-13) for kids


January 7th - February 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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Intro to the Wheel II


Session 1: January 11th - March 1st, 2018
Session 2: January 18th - March 8th, 2018

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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Teen Wheel


January 13th - February 17th, 2018

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. Kyle ... more

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Intro to the Wheel I


Session 1: January 16th - March 6th, 2018
Session 2: January 17th - March 7th, 2018
Session 3: January 22nd - March 12th, 2018
Session 4: January 22nd - March 12th, 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 ... more

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Mold Making and Slip Casting


January 16th - March 6th, 2018

Learn to make your own molds and cast them in clay. This 8-week class will cover simple dropout molds for bowls and cups, as well ... more

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Intermediate Wheel Throwing


January 16th - March 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


January 16th - March 6th, 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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One Step Beyond with your DSLR


January 16th - March 6th, 2018

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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Hot-Shoe Flash!


January 16th - January 23rd, 2018

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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Intro to Photoshop


January 16th - March 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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Intro to DSLR Photography


Session 1: January 16th - February 20th, 2018
Session 2: January 17th - February 21st, 2018
Session 3: January 23rd - March 13th, 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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Smush & Smash (Ages 3-5) for kids


January 17th - February 7th, 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 expressive material, ... more

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Snapshot to Series


January 17th - March 7th, 2018

Take your photography beyond single image shooting and develop a long-term project into a coherent body of work in this advanced class. Study the work ... more

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Intro to InDesign


January 17th - March 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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Push or Pull: Understanding Film


January 17th - February 21st, 2018

What does it mean to have a good negative? In this class we’ll explore different exposure methods using interactive objects to ensure optimal results. We’ll ... more

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Final Cut: Intro to Video Editing


January 18th - March 8th, 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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Intermediate DSLR Photography


Session 1: January 18th - March 8th, 2018
Session 2: January 22nd - February 26th, 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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Basic Studio Lighting


January 18th - February 22nd, 2018

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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Go Retro with Film: Introduction to Photography


January 18th - March 1st, 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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Advanced Wheel Throwing


January 20th - March 10th, 2018

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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Photography as a Business


January 20th - January 20th, 2018

If you are considering earning money from photography, this workshop is for you! In this session, we will discuss the process of starting a photography ... more

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Lovin’ Letterpress  


January 22nd - March 12th, 2018

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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Intro to Illustrator


January 22nd - March 12th, 2018

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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Linoleum Block Printing


January 23rd - February 13th, 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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Intaglio


January 24th - February 28th, 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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Drypoint Etching


January 25th - March 22nd, 2018

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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Portrait Touch-Up


January 30th - February 20th, 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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Spencerian Script


January 30th - February 20th, 2018

This uniquely American form of handwriting was the model used in schools and business colleges throughout the country. This running hand is a good introductory ... more

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Screen Printing


Session 1: February 3rd - February 10th, 2018
Session 2: March 10th - March 17th, 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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Fundamentals of Drawing


February 5th - March 26th, 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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Creating Letterpress Plates with Adobe Illustrator


February 6th - February 27th, 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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Wild About Wordpress


February 7th - February 28th, 2018

It’s estimated that nearly 1/3 of the internet is powered by Wordpress. With this class you’ll understand why. Students will learn how to make their ... more

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In the Public Domain: Finding Diamonds in the Rough


February 10th - February 10th, 2018

The Public Domain. Sure, you've heard of it: The promise of thousands of beautiful, copyright free images to use at your every whim and desire. ... more

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Teen Zine! (Ages 13-17) for kids


February 10th - February 10th, 2018

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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Sports Photography: Amerks & Razorsharks


February 12th -

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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Cone 6 Glaze-Mixing


February 14th - March 28th, 2018

Learn more about how and why glazes work. Experiment with developing your own glaze recipe, and adjusting commercial glazes to formulate your own unique color. ... more

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Origami + Paper Sculpture


February 17th - February 17th, 2018

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

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Pop-Ups


February 17th - February 17th, 2018

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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Flash Fiction (Ages 14-17) for kids


February 19th - February 23rd, 2018

**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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Monoprinting


February 24th - February 24th, 2018

Monoprinting is a course that studies the fundamentals of ways of seeing line and shape. Emphasis is given to sketches and quick studies utilizing a ... more

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Victorian Hair Wreath History and Craft


February 25th - March 11th, 2018

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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Intro to Bookbinding


February 27th - March 20th, 2018

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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365 Day Journal + Calendar


March 4th - March 18th, 2018

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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Advanced Bookbinding


March 7th - March 28th, 2018

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

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Paper Marbling


March 7th - March 8th, 2018

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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Intro to Large Format Photography


March 8th - March 29th, 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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Friday Fling: Photography (Zines)


March 9th - March 9th, 2018

Create your own 8-page photo zine! Bring a date or your friends and have a drink on us while you layout your own small publication. ... more

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Hand Coloring Black & White Photographs


March 10th - March 10th, 2018

Learn the lost art of hand coloring your black and white prints. You will use coloring methods with various archival tools, hand applying colors with ... more

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Being Present: Mindfulness in Photography


March 10th - March 11th, 2018

Develop a deeper connection to the beauty that exists within you and throughout the world around you! This 2-day workshop will challenge students to remain ... more

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Papermaking for Artists


March 14th - March 15th, 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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Friday Fling: Ceramics


April 13th - April 13th, 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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Friday Fling: Book Arts


May 11th - May 11th, 2018

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

Active Classes


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Intro to Photoshop


Session 1: October 17th - December 5th, 2017
Session 2: October 24th - December 12th, 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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Intermediate DSLR Photography


Session 1: October 18th - November 22nd, 2017
Session 2: October 19th - December 14th, 2017
Session 3: November 2nd - 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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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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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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Clay Class Trio


December 5th - December 19th, 2017

This is the perfect opportunity to give ceramics a try. The first class you will throw on the wheel, the second will focus on handbuilding, ... more