Classes


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Upcoming Classes


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Lightroom Revealed


June 25th - June 29th, 2018

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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Surface Decoration


June 30th - June 30th, 2018

Enjoy a Saturday afternoon surface decoration workshop with one of our resident artists, Lane Chapman. She will demonstrate how to create depth with layering using ... more

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Advanced Wheel Throwing


July 7th - August 25th, 2018

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

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Teen Wheel for kids


July 7th - August 11th, 2018

See how fun the potter’s wheel can be! In this 6 week class you’ll learn how to center, pull a cylinder, and make beautiful functional ... more

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Mud Slingers I (Ages 6-9) for kids


July 8th - August 12th, 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


July 8th - August 12th, 2018

Mudslingers will give the young artist understanding of handbuilt ceramic process, from working the clay to creating and glazing their own unique visions! Included: 10 ... more

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Linoleum Block Printing


July 9th - July 30th, 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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Intro to the Wheel I


Session 1: July 9th - August 27th, 2018
Session 2: July 10th - August 28th, 2018
Session 3: July 11th - August 29th, 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 cups, bowls, ... more

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Intro to Bookbinding


July 10th - July 31st, 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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Intermediate Wheel Throwing


July 10th - August 28th, 2018

For those with some experience, the Intermediate class will broaden your knowledge base with more complicated projects, lidded forms, plates, and handles. Included: 25 pounds ... more

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Intro to Illustrator


July 10th - August 28th, 2018

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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Basic Studio Lighting


July 10th - August 14th, 2018

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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Intermediate DSLR Photography


Session 1: July 10th - August 7th, 2018
Session 2: July 12th - August 9th, 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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Go Retro with Film: Introduction to Photography


July 10th - August 21st, 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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Handbuilding


July 10th - August 28th, 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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Spencerian Script


July 10th - July 31st, 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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Intro to the Wheel II


Session 1: July 11th - August 29th, 2018
Session 2: July 12th - August 30th, 2018

This class is for those who have taken a wheel class previously and want to build on their expertise. You will work on refining your ... more

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Intro to DSLR Photography


July 11th - August 15th, 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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Intro to Photoshop


July 11th - August 29th, 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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Intermediate B&W Photography


July 11th - August 29th, 2018

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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Mold Making and Slip Casting: Textures


July 12th - August 2nd, 2018

In this 4-week beginning mold class, you will learn how to make plaster molds of patterns and textures, and how to use those molds to ... more

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Photojournalism


July 12th - August 30th, 2018

Using a photojournalistic approach you can learn to tell personal and human-interest stories through multimedia storytelling techniques. In this class, we will gather materials (via ... more

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Superheroes, Archetypes, and Idols: Reimagining Feminine Role Models Through Self-Portraiture


July 12th - August 16th, 2018

We are witnessing a shift in the scope and representation of what it means to be female in contemporary culture. Using mythology, depth psychology, and ... more

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Friday Fling: Ceramics


July 13th - July 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: Ceramics


July 13th - July 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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Monoprinting


July 14th - July 14th, 2018

Monoprinting is a course that studies the fundamentals of ways of seeing line and shape. One print is pulled at a time and no two ... more

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Screen Printing


Session 1: July 14th - July 21st, 2018
Session 2: August 11th - August 18th, 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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Digital Art Camp (Ages 14-17)


July 16th - July 20th, 2018

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

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Lovin’ Letterpress  


July 16th - August 6th, 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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The Golden Hour


July 16th - July 30th, 2018

What is it about the last hour of a sunny day that makes for magical photographs? Learn how to take better portraits and landscapes using ... more

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Smush & Smash (Ages 3-5) for kids


July 18th - August 8th, 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 ... more

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Intaglio


July 18th - August 22nd, 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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Zine Workshop


July 21st - July 21st, 2018

Express yourself! Through collage, drawing, and juxtaposing images with text, zines (short for fanzine or magazine) students will learn to make their own small circulation, ... more

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Studio Photography for Teens (Ages 14-17)


July 23rd - July 27th, 2018

In this weeklong workshop students will design historical scenes using various toys and materials creating their own interpretation of history and identity. Students will then ... more

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Creating Letterpress Plates with Adobe Illustrator


July 24th - August 14th, 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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Papermaking for Artists


July 25th - July 26th, 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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Modern Calligraphy


July 26th - August 9th, 2018

Learn the basics of modern calligraphy! Students will learn how modern calligraphy differs from traditional Copperplate/ Spencerian script, correct nib pressure, a simple upper and ... more

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Teen Throw-Down (Ages 13-18)


July 27th - July 27th, 2018

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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Event Photography Workshop


July 27th - July 29th, 2018

Event photography is much more than documenting the event, it is capturing emotion and telling a story. With this workshop you will learn how to ... more

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Origami + Paper Sculpture


July 28th - July 28th, 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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Teen Wheel Camp (Ages 13 – 18)


July 30th - August 3rd, 2018

Spend a week working in the studio, honing throwing skills and making functional work! Learn the basics of working on the wheel. The focus will ... more

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The Digital SLR Camera - Intensive


July 30th - August 3rd, 2018

In this one-week intensive class you will learn all the functions of your camera, including manually adjusting aperture, shutter speed, and ISO, exposure modes, lenses, ... more

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Engraver’s Script 


July 31st - August 21st, 2018

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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Nature Photography


August 2nd - August 30th, 2018

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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Intro to Large Format Photography


August 2nd - August 30th, 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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Poetry, Pottery, & Paper for kids


August 6th - August 10th, 2018

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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Portrait Touch-Up


August 6th - August 27th, 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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Sports Photography: Red Wings


August 6th - August 13th, 2018

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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Paper Marbling


August 8th - August 9th, 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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Friday Fling: Book Arts


August 10th - August 10th, 2018

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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Holga Workshop


August 11th - August 18th, 2018

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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Writing with Light (Ages 12–14)


August 13th - August 17th, 2018

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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ArtSmart Camp (Ages 10 – 13) for kids


August 13th - August 17th, 2018

Your child will learn bookbinding, Lego printing and monoprinting in our newly developed printmaking area, and get a chance to try the potter’s wheel in ... more

Active Classes


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Sports Photography: Red Wings


June 18th - June 25th, 2018

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