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Screen Printing


Session 1: October 20th - October 27th, 2018
Session 2: November 24th - December 1st, 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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Fall at Tryon Park


October 26th - November 2nd, 2018

Explore the beauty of nature at Tryon Park! Participants will photograph at a variety of amazing locations in this beautiful park on the western shore ... more

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Digital Collages - Photoshop (Ages 8-12) for kids


October 27th - October 27th, 2018

Students will create their own 8"x10" digital collages in Photoshop* combining photos, texts, and drawings. Prompts from the instructor will include questions like "what is ... more

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Monoprinting


October 27th - October 27th, 2018

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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Quilling 101


November 1st - November 15th, 2018

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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Gelatin Plate Monoprinting


November 3rd - November 3rd, 2018

Come join in the fun spending the day making prints using a Gelli Plate, brayer, and paint. This workshop is perfect for every skill level. ... more

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Matting & Framing


Session 1: November 3rd - November 3rd, 2018
Session 2: December 8th - December 8th, 2018

Learn how to cut precision mats and finish your work in an exhibition quality frame. Bring a selection of prints, color or black and white, ... more

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Advanced Studio Portraiture


November 5th - November 19th, 2018

Learn advanced lighting techniques focusing on the art of portraiture! Topics will include working with clients, camera settings, posing, and lighting set-ups. Required: prior lighting ... more

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Engraver’s Script 


November 6th - November 27th, 2018

A type of calligraphy also known as Copperplate or Engrosser’s Script, this elegant letter form is readily applied to making personalized cards and envelopes, wedding ... more

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Sewn Board Bookbinding


November 6th - November 7th, 2018

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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Zine Workshop


November 7th - November 7th, 2018

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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Wild About Wordpress


November 12th - December 3rd, 2018

Learn how to create your own website or blog using the popular and free WordPress software! This class will also cover basic HTML and CSS ... more

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Hot-Shoe Flash!


November 13th - November 14th, 2018

This class will focus on the use of a hot-shoe flash for your DSLR. Have you ever taken a photo of someone where one side ... more

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Paper Marbling


November 14th - November 15th, 2018

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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Understanding White Balance


November 15th - November 15th, 2018

Do your color photos look lifeless or not quite as you remember? White balance is the key to impressive color in a photograph. Having a ... more

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Friday Fling: Ceramics


November 16th - November 16th, 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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Mini Journal Fling


November 18th - November 18th, 2018

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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Magic in the Darkroom (Ages 6-9) for kids


December 8th - December 8th, 2018

Students will experience the magic of the darkroom by creating their very own photographs—without a camera! The word “photogram” means “light drawing” (Greek) and students, ... more

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Magic in the Darkroom (Ages 10-13) for kids


December 8th - December 8th, 2018

Students will experience the magic of the darkroom by creating their very own photographs—without a camera! The word “photogram” means “light drawing” (Greek) and students, ... more

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Understanding the Art of Photography


December 13th - December 13th, 2018

Why do some photographs stand out while others fail to gain audience attention? This two hour discussion will cover design as it relates to photography. ... more

Active Classes


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Mud Slingers I (Ages 6-9) for kids


September 16th - November 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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Mud Slingers II (10-13) for kids


September 16th - November 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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Bisque Molds


September 17th - October 22nd, 2018

Kyle will teach you how to make bisque molds from your own hand-sculpted designs. This is an interesting way to approach handbuilding, and allows you ... more

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Lovin’ Letterpress  


September 17th - November 5th, 2018

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 DSLR Photography


Session 1: September 17th - October 29th, 2018
Session 2: September 18th - October 23rd, 2018
Session 3: September 19th - October 31st, 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 the Wheel I


Session 1: September 17th - November 5th, 2018
Session 2: September 19th - November 7th, 2018
Session 3: September 19th - November 7th, 2018
Session 4: September 25th - November 13th, 2018

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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Intro to Illustrator


September 17th - November 5th, 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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TRAC: After School Visual Art Program (Ages 14-17) for kids


September 18th - December 11th, 2018

Young Artists—get on TRAC! The Rochester Arts Creatives (TRAC) is a 12-week afterschool program providing teens a challenging artistic learning experience along with mentorship and ... more

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Fundamentals of Drawing


September 18th - November 6th, 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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Intro to Photoshop


September 18th - November 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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Handbuilding


Session 1: September 18th - November 6th, 2018
Session 2: September 20th - November 15th, 2018

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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Go Retro with Film: Introduction to Photography


September 18th - October 30th, 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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Intermediate Wheel Throwing


September 18th - November 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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Intaglio


September 19th - October 24th, 2018

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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Intro to InDesign


September 19th - November 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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Final Cut: Intro to Video Editing


September 19th - November 7th, 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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Intro to the Wheel II


Session 1: September 20th - November 15th, 2018
Session 2: September 20th - November 15th, 2018

This Introduction II class is for those who have taken a wheel class previously, and want to improve their technique. You will work on skill-building ... more

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Advanced Wheel Throwing


September 22nd - November 17th, 2018

For the accomplished potter, Chea will provide individualized attention, with the focus on refining your craft, and enhancing your own personal style. Included: 25 pounds ... more

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Photography Critique Workshop


September 22nd - September 22nd, 2018

This workshop is an opportunity for photographers to gain feedback on their projects by checking in with our instructors during this 2hr session. Come with ... more

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Teen Wheel for kids


September 22nd - November 3rd, 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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Linoleum Block Printing


October 1st - October 22nd, 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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Digital (Inkjet) Printing Workshop


October 2nd - October 30th, 2018

Discussions will include calibration, printer profiles, and distinguishing types of papers. You will leave this class informed and with 2–4 finished prints of your own! ... more

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Basic Studio Lighting


October 2nd - November 6th, 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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Smush & Smash (Ages 3-5) for kids


October 3rd - October 24th, 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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Intro to Bookbinding


October 3rd - October 24th, 2018

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 Photoshop


October 4th - December 6th, 2018

Take your Photoshop skills to the next level! In the class we will cover an extensive use of layers, masks, blending modes, filters, etc. Streamline ... more

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Creating Letterpress Plates with Adobe Illustrator


October 4th - October 25th, 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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Travel Photography


October 8th - November 5th, 2018

For most of us, whether we are traveling halfway around the world or simply to the next village, images provide a portal back into our ... more

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Darkroom Toning Workshop


October 16th - November 6th, 2018

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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Encaustic Painting


October 18th - November 8th, 2018

Discover the magic of encaustic painting in our new class taught by local artist, Maureen Outlaw Church. Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, ... more

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Intro to Large Format Photography


October 18th - November 15th, 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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Modern Calligraphy


October 18th - November 1st, 2018

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

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Screen Printing


Session 1: October 20th - October 27th, 2018
Session 2: November 24th - December 1st, 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