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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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Photo Field Trip with AIR Arleen Thaler


Session 1: May 20th - May 20th, 2017
Session 2: May 27th - May 27th, 2017
Session 3: June 10th - June 10th, 2017
Session 4: June 24th - June 24th, 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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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

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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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

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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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Handbuilding


June 13th - August 1st, 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 the Wheel I


Session 1: June 14th - August 2nd, 2017
Session 2: July 10th - August 28th, 2017
Session 3: July 11th - August 29th, 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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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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Ready, Make a Set, Go!


July 5th - August 9th, 2017

This 6 week class explores how to create pottery in sets. If you have some experience and want to learn how to create matching tea ... more

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Teen Wheel (Ages 13–17) for kids


July 8th - August 12th, 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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Mud Slingers (6-9) for kids


July 9th - August 13th, 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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Recycled Papermaking Journal


July 9th - July 23rd, 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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Interpreting Landscape (bas-relief and print)


July 9th - July 16th, 2017

Explore landscape forms in two and three dimensions. Bring your sketches, photos, or postcards of scenes that resonate with you; translate them into a bas-relief ... more

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Mud Slingers II (10-13) for kids


July 9th - August 13th, 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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Intro to Illustrator


July 10th - August 28th, 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

Go Retro with Film: Introduction to Photography  image

Go Retro with Film: Introduction to Photography


Session 1: July 11th - August 22nd, 2017
Session 2: July 13th - August 24th, 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

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Enameling Workshop


July 11th - July 13th, 2017

Learn to add your mark to copper with colorful enamels. You will learn the application and firing techniques to make one of a kind earrings, ... more

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Intermediate Wheel Throwing


July 11th - August 29th, 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

Basic Studio Lighting image

Basic Studio Lighting


July 11th - August 15th, 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-ups ... more

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Engraver’s Script 


July 11th - August 1st, 2017

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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Intro to Photoshop


July 11th - August 29th, 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 Bookbinding


July 12th - August 2nd, 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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Papermaking for Artists


July 12th - July 13th, 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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Drypoint Etching


July 12th - August 16th, 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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Page Design & Layout with InDesign


July 12th - August 30th, 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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Push or Pull: Understanding Film


July 12th - August 16th, 2017

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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Intro to the Wheel II


Session 1: July 13th - August 31st, 2017
Session 2: July 13th - August 31st, 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

Intaglio image

Intaglio


July 13th - August 17th, 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

The Digital SLR Camera image

The Digital SLR Camera


July 13th - August 17th, 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

Ornamental Script Flourishing image

Ornamental Script Flourishing


July 13th - August 3rd, 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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Civil War Re-Enactment


July 13th - July 20th, 2017

Take a field trip to the Genesee Country Village & Museum to photograph their annual Civil War reenactment. The first meeting will go over tips ... more

Friday Fling: Ceramics image

Friday Fling: Ceramics


July 14th - July 14th, 2017

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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Architectural Photography Workshop


July 14th - July 28th, 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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Kids Animation (Ages 8-12) for kids


July 17th - July 21st, 2017

Have fun with animation! Students will learn how to bring their drawings and stories to life using hand-made optical toys and digital stop motion technology. ... 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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Lovin’ Letterpress  


July 17th - August 7th, 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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Alternative Process: Kallitype


July 17th - August 7th, 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

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The Golden Hour


July 17th - August 7th, 2017

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

Sports Photography: Red Wings Baseball image

Sports Photography: Red Wings Baseball


July 17th - July 24th, 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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Mold Making and Slip Casting: Bowls and Platters


July 20th - August 24th, 2017

In this 6-week beginning mold class, you will learn how to make simple dropout molds for bowls and platters using wooden templates and clay. No ... more

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Wedding Photography


July 23rd - July 23rd, 2017

Learn the ins and outs of wedding photography. Class covers the business of wedding photography, the wedding day workflow, shooting, and editing down images. Required: ... 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 Zine! (Ages 13-17) for kids


July 24th - July 28th, 2017

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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Teen Throw-Down (Ages 13-18) for kids


July 28th - July 28th, 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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Capturing Historic Architectural Scenes


July 29th - August 2nd, 2017

Explore the authentic 19th-Century restored historic buildings at Genesee Country Village & Museum through your camera lens! Learn how to photograph those buildings in a ... more

The Digital SLR Camera - Intensive image

The Digital SLR Camera - Intensive


July 31st - August 4th, 2017

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

CUT IT OUT! Creating Political Prints image

CUT IT OUT! Creating Political Prints


August 1st - August 22nd, 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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Nature Photography


August 3rd - August 31st, 2017

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

Creating Letterpress Plates with Adobe Illustrator image

Creating Letterpress Plates with Adobe Illustrator


August 3rd - August 24th, 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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Mini Journal Fling


August 5th - August 5th, 2017

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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Poetry, Pottery, & Paper for kids


August 7th - August 11th, 2017

Merge visual arts with creative writing! Use a press mold to create a ceramic book, write pottery-inspired poems, interview real artists, make paper, and use ... more

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Off-Hand Flourishing


August 8th - August 29th, 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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Advanced Bookbinding


August 9th - August 30th, 2017

Advance your bookbinding skills! Learn more intricate Japanese stab bindings, options for casing your book in a hard cover, or using unique materials to create ... more

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Paper Marbling


August 9th - August 10th, 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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Friday Fling: Book Arts


August 11th - August 11th, 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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Monoprinting I


August 12th - August 12th, 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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Writing with Light (Ages 12–14) for kids


August 14th - August 18th, 2017

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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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

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Lightroom Revealed


August 14th - August 18th, 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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Outdoor Portraiture with Speedlights and Light Modifiers


August 17th - August 24th, 2017

Learn the effective use of speedlights to create well-lit portraits in any outdoor lighting condition. You will learn on camera and off camera speedlight techniques ... more

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Pop-Ups


August 19th - August 26th, 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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It’s in the Atmosphere – salt firing workshop


August 26th - August 27th, 2017

Limit to six so sign up now! Salt fired surfaces are beautiful and interesting. This is a rare chance to participate in this atmospheric firing ... more

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All About HDR Photography!


August 26th - August 26th, 2017

Learn advanced techniques for shooting high-contrast scenes to create realistic HDR images with Lightroom and Photoshop. Required: Working knowledge of your SLR or DSLR and ... more

Active Classes


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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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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

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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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

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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

Handbuilding image

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

Intro to Photoshop image

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

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

Page Design & Layout with InDesign image

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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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

Lovin’ Letterpress   image

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

Go Retro with Film: Introduction to Photography  image

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

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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

Intro to Bookbinding image

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

Drypoint Etching image

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

Landscape Photography: Seeing Straight image

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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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

Intermediate B&W Photography image

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

Intaglio image

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

Basic Studio Lighting image

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

Teen Wheel  image

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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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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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

Photo Field Trip with AIR Arleen Thaler image

Photo Field Trip with AIR Arleen Thaler


Session 1: May 20th - May 20th, 2017
Session 2: May 27th - May 27th, 2017
Session 3: June 10th - June 10th, 2017
Session 4: June 24th - June 24th, 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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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

Social Reportage: Litter image

Social Reportage: Litter


May 23rd - 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