Class Archive

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NEW: In the event of a mandated shut down due to COVID-19 during the Winter class session (January through March), full or prorated refunds will be issued in the form of a FCAC gift certificate, as appropriate. In the event of a pandemic lockdown, the Flower City Arts Center reserves the right to change open studio times and walk-in hours at our discretion. Thank you for your continued support of the Flower City Arts Center during these uncertain times.

NEW: From August 1, 2020 through March 31, 2021, or until fully exhausted, we are currently offering scholarship and tuition assistance to workers who were deemed essential during the COVID-19 pandemic situation. Essential workers include workers at: hospitals, nursing homes and other health care entities; fire stations; U.S. Post Offices; delivery companies; grocery and convenience stores; restaurant that remained open for carry-out or delivery; and the like. For more information and to fill out our essential worker tuition assistance form, please CLICK HERE. Thank you to all who donated to our Spring Donation Appeal to help make this happen!

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Intro to InDesign - Winter 2021

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

RISO: DIY Zine Publishing - Winter 2021

Create your own underground zine using our in-house Risograph printer! Evan Bobrow will guide you through contemporary practices in small press as well as strategies ... more

Collagraph Printmaking - Winter 2021

Learn to make a printing block that is just as much a work of art as the resulting print. Collography is a process in which ... more

Push or Pull: Understanding Film - Winter 2021

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

Intermediate Wheel - Winter 2021

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

Smush and Smash! Clayplay for toddlers for kids - Winter 2021

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

Introduction to Oil Painting: Online - Winter 2021

Learn about materials, fundamentals, and best practices of oil painting, with an emphasis on direct or "alla prima" techniques. Color mixing and creating a range ... more

VIVA Handbuilding - Winter 2021

Perfect for beginners or those with more experience, this 5 week class focuses on the handbuilding process through unique projects. Make a wine cooler, sushi ... more

Letter Press Poster Design - Winter 2021

In this 4 week course we will explore graphic design and typographic layouts for letterpress poster design. Explore the metal and wood type collection at ... more

Intro to Digital Photography: Online Class - Winter 2021

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

Painting with Acrylics - Winter 2021

Whether you'd like to paint with acrylics as a hobby or... show your work at the MET... I can help you to jump start your ... more

Intro to Risograph Printing (Digital Screen Printing) - Winter 2021

Create an edition of 10 prints of your own design using our RISO digital duplicator! Learn how the RISO works and how you can quickly ... more

Botanical Drawing I: Online - Winter 2021

In this 5-week course we will learn how to work in graphite to accurately draw leaves, fruits, and vegetables. In this course you will learn ... more

Experimental Screen Printing - Winter 2021

An intermediate/advanced course in silkscreen that explores the subtle and surprising forms that the process can take– from painterly to photographic to abstract! Students will ... more

Fundamentals of Drawing: Online - Winter 2021

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

Handbuilding - Winter 2021

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

Drypoint: Chine-Collé Printmaking - Winter 2021

In this 4-session class, Artist-in-Residence Josh DiFabio will teach you how to make drypoint intaglio prints with chin-collé: a technique that allows you bind tissue-thin ... more

Sculpture: Artistic Expression in Wire & Plaster - Winter 2021

Learn how to see with your hands and make beautiful, three dimensional artwork with wire and plaster in an open and creative environment. Working in ... more

Squarespace Website Workshop for Artists - Online Class - Winter 2021

An artist needs a website to be found and show what you do, but the technology, process, and costs can seem overwhelming. Enjoy a low-tech, ... more

Drawing with Walnut Ink: Online Class - Winter 2021

If you love to explore new media, or you want a short class that introduces you to some drawing technique, this is the class for ... more

Intro to Bookbinding - Winter 2021

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

Lovin’ Letterpress - Winter 2021

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

Alternative Process: Cyanotype - Winter 2021

Cyanotype, named for its beautiful blue image, is one of the first photographic processes ever used. Instructor Jon Merritt will teach you how to create ... more

Applied 4x5: Large Format Photography - Winter 2021

Further your knowledge of 4x5 photography by applying advanced techniques (film reciprocity and bellows extension factor) to gain more control over your exposures. This class ... more

Figure Sculpture - Winter 2021

This class will take a look at modern and historical representations of the figure in art. Students will spend the first four weeks of the ... more