Class Archive

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3D Bookbinding: Pop Up Books - Winter 2023

Do you like to fold and cut paper? Those are the basic skills students need to construct kaleidoscope, tunnel, flag, and pop up books. Think ... more

Intermediate Wheel - 2023

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

Intro to Color Theory - Spring 2023

This class is a short and intense introduction to color theory. Students will learn how to use colors most effectively and how colors interact with ... more

Mudslingers Short Course (ages 10 - 13) for kids - Winter 2023

Spring is not far off, and everyone will be soon back in the garden, including the birds. With them in mind, Caitlin will teach students ... more

Letterpress Greeting Cards - Spring 2023

Interested in letterpress and looking for a project to start with? Looking to bring more letters and thank you cards into your life? In this ... more

Hardcover Coptic Binding - Summer 2023

Make your own journal or sketchbook in this afternoon bookbinding workshop! Coptic binding is a durable and beautiful binding technique that has been used for ... more

Teen Wheel (ages 13 - 19) - Winter 2023

This is a basic introduction to throwing pots on the wheel. In this 8 week class, you'll learn to center, pull a cylinder, and turn ... more

Intro to Digital Photography - Spring 2023

Make your digital camera work for you and learn all of its important functions, at a steady pace. In this class we will cover manually ... more

Letterpress II - Winter 2023

This class is a continuation of Letterpress I with greater emphasis on more complicated typography and press troubleshooting. Participants will leave this class with the ... more

Bookbinding for Teens - Spring 2023

In this class, students will learn how to create a variety of beautiful handbound books that can be used as journals, sketchbooks, poetry books, and ... more

Drypoint Etching - Winter 2023

Dry-point etching explores an alternative to the traditional etching process. Without the acid, or metal plates, dry-point techniques leave you with an impression you can ... more

Experimental and Special Effects in Photography - Winter 2023

In this digital photography class, we will experiment with some special effects that can be done in-camera or in post-processing to make more interesting and ... more

Gelli Plate Printing - Spring 2023

Printing with gelatin plates is fun, easy, and contagious! In this three-hour workshop, you will play with found and organic shapes and objects to produce ... more

Screen Printing II: Monoprinting - Spring 2023

In this workshop, students will learn how to create monoprints using screen printing tools and equipment. Through the use of stencils, a variety of ink ... more

Explorations in Painting - Winter 2023

For painters who have some experience painting, four weeks of instruction to take your skills further. Use the paint medium of your choice. This class ... more

Intro to Adobe InDesign - Spring 2023

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

A Taste of Plein Air Drawing - Spring 2023

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

Letterpress I - Winter 2023

Immerse yourself in letterpress printing! Browse our vast collection of vintage metal & wood type, image cuts, and ornaments to create a variety of projects ... more

Fundamentals of Drawing - Winter 2023

In this 5-week introductory class, students focus on developing observational skills and drawing techniques, using a variety of drawing media. No prior experience with drawing ... more

Intermediate Riso - Winter 2023

In this multi-session class, students will dive into preparing digital files to be printed on Flower City Arts Center’s risograph printer. The emphasis of the ... more

Mudslingers Short Course (ages 6 - 9) for kids - Winter 2023

Get ready for breezy spring by making your own wind chimes for the garden! Caitlin will work with students to make fanciful chimes out of ... more

Exploring Encaustics - Summer 2023

Encaustic painting is the process of using melted and pigmented beeswax to create paintings and mixed-media works. In this class, you will get the basic ... more

Simple Hardcover Binding - Summer 2023

Make your own journal or sketchbook in this afternoon bookbinding workshop! Coptic binding is a durable and beautiful binding technique that has been used for ... more

Souper Bowl project! for kids - Winter 2023

Come make a super soup bowl! Whether or not the Bills make it to the Super Bowl, you can make it to Caitlin's bowl-making workshop! ... more

Shibori & Indigo Dye - Winter 2023

In this hands-on workshop you will learn the ins and outs of shibori-inspired folding and binding techniques to create beautiful patterns on fabric with indigo ... more