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Upcoming Classes


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Screen Printing


Session 1: July 9th - July 16th, 2019
Session 2: August 6th - August 13th, 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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Intro to Risograph Workshop


Session 1: July 10th - July 10th, 2019
Session 2: August 3rd - August 3rd, 2019
Session 3: August 20th - August 20th, 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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Shooting Tethered with Lightroom


Session 1: July 13th - July 13th, 2019
Session 2: August 20th - August 20th, 2019

Tethered capture is a great tool when shooting portraits in the studio, shooting still life, products or macro. Learn the basics of Tethered Capture. This ... more

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A Taste of Landscape Drawing


July 16th - July 24th, 2019

Each class will meet at an outside location near the FCAC. The class will cover necessary gear, techniques, and best practices for drawing outside. If ... more

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Palladium Printing Workshop


July 16th - July 23rd, 2019

Learn the fine craft of hand coating and contact printing onto fine art paper using a palladium emulsion, noted for it's rich tonal quality. Bring ... more

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An Oatmeal Box Camera? Fun! (Ages 11-15) for kids


July 17th - July 17th, 2019

Students will create B&W photographs with a handmade pinhole camera (an oatmeal box) and learn to develop images in the darkroom. more

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Intaglio


July 17th - August 7th, 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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Paper Marbling


July 17th - July 18th, 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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Quilling 101


July 18th - August 1st, 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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Friday Fling: Ceramics


July 19th - July 19th, 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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Linocut Printmaking Workshop for Teens (Ages 13-17)


Session 1: July 20th - July 20th, 2019
Session 2: August 13th - August 13th, 2019

Students will enhance their understanding of the technique of Linocut Printmaking. Students will be introduced historical and contemporary linocut printmakers and be given the opportunity ... more

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Off Camera Hot-Shoe Flash Techniques


July 20th - July 20th, 2019

This class will demonstrate the flexibility of using radio triggered hot-shoe flash as off-camera devices. While we'll be demonstrating flash system geared towards the Canon ... more

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Stop-Motion Animation Workshop


July 20th - July 20th, 2019

Learn how to create stop-motion animations with AIR Megan Barrette! Basic concepts and more advanced animated self-portraits will be covered. Required: basic knowledge of Adobe ... more

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Printmaking Workshop for Kids (Ages 9-12) for kids


Session 1: July 20th - July 20th, 2019
Session 2: August 13th - August 13th, 2019

Get ready for some hands-on, experimental printmaking! In this two-hour workshop, students will be introduced to the concept of printmaking with many fun and easy ... more

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Mud Slingers I (Ages 6-9) for kids


July 21st - August 25th, 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


July 21st - August 25th, 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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Studio Photography for Teens with George Eastman Museum (Ages 14-17)


July 22nd - July 26th, 2019

In this weeklong workshop, students will design “living dioramas” using flora and fauna they will gather during a neighborhood walk. Students will then learn how ... more

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Copper Photo Transfers


July 22nd - July 22nd, 2019

Photo transfers are a fun and beautiful way of honoring a meaningful image. From digital file to emulsive photo transfer to copper plating--using fire and ... more

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Drawing Workshop for Kids (Ages 9-12)


Session 1: July 25th - July 25th, 2019
Session 2: August 10th - August 10th, 2019

Students will explore drawing through various materials and focus on developing their observational skills. Students will be given one on one feedback for growth. Students ... more

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Drypoint Printmaking Workshop for Teens


Session 1: July 25th - July 25th, 2019
Session 2: August 10th - August 10th, 2019

Students will enhance their understanding of the technique of Drypoint Printmaking. Students will be introduced historical and contemporary dry point printmakers and be given the ... more

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Cinemagraph Workshop


July 25th - July 25th, 2019

Learn how to create a cinemagraph with AIR Megan Barrette! In this workshop you will learn how to isolate part of an image as moving ... more

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Collage + Zines


July 26th - July 26th, 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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Teen Throw-Down (Ages 13-18) for kids


July 26th - July 26th, 2019

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 included. ... more

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Monoprinting I


July 27th - July 27th, 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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Panoramic Photography


July 27th - July 27th, 2019

This class will discuss the various types of lenses suitable for panoramic photography. We'll demonstrate a special panoramic tripod head (you can build one yourself) ... more

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Teen Darkroom Camp (Ages 14-17) for kids


July 29th - August 2nd, 2019

Experience how fun the darkroom can be in this week-long camp! No camera or prior knowledge needed. Learn how to use a 35 mm FILM ... more

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Illustrator for Teachers


July 29th - August 2nd, 2019

This week-long class is designed to give K-12 teachers the tools and vector art experience needed to teach Adobe Illustrator to their students covering topics ... more

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VIVA! Family Album (Ages 55+)


July 30th - August 6th, 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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Darkroom Toning Workshop - NOW WITH GOLD!


July 30th - August 20th, 2019

Transform your silver gelatin prints using toners! Explore Gold, Selenium, and Sepia, to achieve rich burgundy, brown, peach, and blue tones. The class will also ... more

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Chemigram Workshop


August 2nd - August 2nd, 2019

Bring your drawing and painting skills to this fun and creative photographic process. We will paint directly on to photo paper with chemistry to create ... more

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Holga Workshop


August 3rd - August 10th, 2019

Your favorite plastic camera! In this two-day workshop, students will photograph with medium format (120) color film and 35mm color film using a Holga camera. ... more

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Product Photography Demo


August 3rd - August 3rd, 2019

This is a single (2hr) demo session that covers the use of a product lighting table and both continuous and flash lighting. We will also ... more

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Poetry, Pottery, & Paper (Ages 8-11) for kids


August 5th - August 9th, 2019

In this collaboration between Writers & Books and the Flower City Arts Center, your child will have a unique opportunity to merge visual arts with ... more

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Light Graffiti (Ages 13-17)


August 6th - August 6th, 2019

Learn to use a DSLR camera to create light paintings/light graffiti in our Lighting Studio. Participants will experiment with different lights and colors to see ... more

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Calligraphy: Engraver’s Script 


August 6th - August 27th, 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

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Darkroom Refresher for Teachers


August 7th - August 8th, 2019

This workshop is designed to give K-12 teachers a refresher in film processing and darkroom printing while also breaking down teaching strategies to engage with ... more

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Friday Fling: Book Arts


August 9th - August 9th, 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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Macro Photography Demo


August 10th - August 10th, 2019

This is a single (2hr) demo session. We will cover the use of Macro Lenses as well as Extension Rings that allow for close-up photography ... more

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Writing with Light (Ages 12–14)


August 12th - August 16th, 2019

The word photography literally means “writing with light”. Combine the magic of film-based photography with the power of your words. Using a 35mm film camera ... more

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A Taste of Landscape Painting


August 13th - August 21st, 2019

Painting outside has its own challenges and opportunities! Each session we will discuss the gear, paints, palettes, brushes etc. that you need for painting outside ... more

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Playful Photograms (Ages 8-12) for kids


August 21st - August 21st, 2019

Create images without using a camera! Students will expose text, objects, and shapes onto light-sensitive paper making fun, blue prints. more

Active Classes


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Advanced Wheel


June 15th - August 3rd, 2019

Ali will work with experienced potters on skill enhancement and refinement, and share tools for personal expression. Learn techniques like carving, inlay, sgraffito and glazing ... more

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Intro to the Wheel I


Session 1: June 17th - August 5th, 2019
Session 2: June 17th - August 5th, 2019
Session 3: July 9th - August 27th, 2019
Session 4: July 10th - August 28th, 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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Handbuilding


June 18th - August 6th, 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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Viva! Short Course on Handbuilding


June 20th - July 18th, 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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Lovin’ Letterpress  


July 8th - July 29th, 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 Photoshop


July 8th - August 26th, 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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Screen Printing


Session 1: July 9th - July 16th, 2019
Session 2: August 6th - August 13th, 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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Intro to Digital Photography


July 9th - August 20th, 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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Calligraphy: Spencerian Script


July 9th - July 30th, 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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Photography in Queer Culture


July 9th - July 30th, 2019

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

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Basic Studio Lighting


July 9th - August 13th, 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 Risograph Workshop


Session 1: July 10th - July 10th, 2019
Session 2: August 3rd - August 3rd, 2019
Session 3: August 20th - August 20th, 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 Illustrator


July 10th - August 28th, 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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Intro to Bookbinding


July 10th - July 31st, 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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Intermediate Wheel Throwing


July 10th - August 28th, 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 Large Format Photography


July 10th - July 31st, 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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Intermediate B&W Photography


July 10th - August 28th, 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 the Wheel II


Session 1: July 11th - August 29th, 2019
Session 2: July 11th - August 29th, 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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Go Retro with Film: Introduction to Photography


July 11th - August 22nd, 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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Creating Letterpress Plates with Adobe Illustrator


July 11th - August 1st, 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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Shooting Tethered with Lightroom


Session 1: July 13th - July 13th, 2019
Session 2: August 20th - August 20th, 2019

Tethered capture is a great tool when shooting portraits in the studio, shooting still life, products or macro. Learn the basics of Tethered Capture. This ... more

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Youth/Family Wheel for kids


July 13th - August 17th, 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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Encaustic Painting


July 14th - August 4th, 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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Paper Arts Class


July 14th - July 23rd, 2019

This class is welcome for to all, no experience required. You will learn how to make paper through the processes of dipping and pouring, different ... more

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Intro to B&W Photography - Intensive


July 15th - July 19th, 2019

In this week-long intensive class you will learn how to use a 35mm FILM camera, how to process film, and how to make your own ... more

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Digital Art Camp (Ages 14-17) for kids


July 15th - July 19th, 2019

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