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Upcoming Classes


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Intro to Screen Printing


Session 1: April 9th - April 23rd, 2024
Session 2: June 13th - June 27th, 2024

This workshop will cover the basics of the screen printing process from start to finish. Creating imagery, transferring the image to the screen, printing, and ... more

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Color Film Developing Workshop


Session 1: April 27th - April 27th, 2024
Session 2: June 22nd - June 22nd, 2024

PRIOR FILM PROCESSING EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED TO TAKE THIS CLASS Join our one-day color film developing workshop to learn the entire C-41 process, covering solution ... more

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Scanning Negatives & Slides


Session 1: April 30th - April 30th, 2024
Session 2: June 13th - June 13th, 2024

Choose session 1 or session 2 of this one-day workshop. This quick and informative class will get you started on digitizing your analog negatives and ... more

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How to Use Your Flash


May 29th - June 5th, 2024

A speedlight, also known as a hot shoe flash, is a crucial and powerful camera accessory that can significantly enhance the lighting in your photographs. ... more

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Digital Ink: 21st Century Letterpress


May 30th - June 27th, 2024

Bring your digital design project to life in letterpress! In this class, you will learn how to translate your vision from pixels to print using ... more

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365 Day Journal + Calendar


June 1st - June 2nd, 2024

In this two-session introductory course, you will learn how to make a leather-bound journal with a 2024 calendar signature included from start to finish. You'll ... more

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Plants to Paper: Papermaking with Natural Fibers


June 4th - June 25th, 2024

Explore the art of hand papermaking, from preparing the pulp to forming sheets and drying. Learn to identify, harvest, and process natural fibers to create ... more

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Intro to Gouache Painting


June 5th - June 26th, 2024

Gouache is a water-based, opaque, pigment-rich medium. The ability to layer light over dark makes it as flexible as acrylics and oils, and yet it ... more

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Intro to Linoleum Block Printing


June 6th - June 27th, 2024

Learn the basics of linoleum block printing to create cards, fine art prints, or add new imagery to your letterpress work. Students will learn techniques ... more

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Video Workshop: Practical Effects


June 8th - June 15th, 2024

Embark on a journey into the captivating realm of practical effects in this two-part workshop and learn what it takes to bring effects to life ... more

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Darkroom: Black and White Film Developing


June 11th - June 18th, 2024

This 2-day workshop will get you started on the journey of developing your own film or get you refreshed so that you can get back ... more

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Photo Restoration


June 14th - June 21st, 2024

Adobe Photoshop has come a long way in making image restoration and retouching much easier. In this class, you will learn the basic tools that ... more

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Drypoint Etching


June 17th - June 17th, 2024

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

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Saturday Afternoon Bookbinding


June 22nd - June 22nd, 2024

Come join Susan in the Book Arts Studio to discover a variety of bookbinding techniques. This “open studio” style workshop provides binding tools, equipment, and ... more

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Fundamentals of Drawing


July 3rd - August 7th, 2024

In this class students 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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Drawing 101 for Teens (Ages 13 - 18)


July 8th - July 29th, 2024

Unleash your artistic potential in our dynamic drawing class designed exclusively for teens! Whether you're a budding artist or just starting your creative journey, this ... more

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Lovin' Letterpress


July 8th - July 29th, 2024

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

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Wednesday Workshop: Monoprinting


July 10th - July 10th, 2024

A monoprint is an individual, one-of-a-kind print that can be made from a variety of traditional plates (metal, wood, cardboard, plexiglass, or other nontraditional surfaces). ... more

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Wednesday Workshop: Screen Printing Stencils


July 10th - July 10th, 2024

Unlock your creativity and explore the art of screen printing with stencils in this hands-on workshop! Perfect for beginners and seasoned artists alike, this workshop ... more

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Victorian Hair Art History and Craft


July 14th - August 11th, 2024

The art of making jewelry and wreaths out of human hair flourished in the Victorian time period. Hair is one of the most unique and ... more

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Young Artist Camp (Ages 8-12) for kids


July 15th - July 19th, 2024

This week-long camp is the perfect place for young artists to explore their creativity amongst like-minded peers. Students will be instructed in a variety of ... more

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Wednesday Workshop: Suminagashi


July 17th - July 17th, 2024

In this three-hour workshop, students of all skill levels can explore the ancient art of Japanese paper marbling. Students will walk away with 10+ sheets ... more

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Letterpress Angle Chase


July 20th - July 20th, 2024

Traditional letterpress is often seen as a strictly constrained printing method where type is locked into a 90 degree grid. The Rotary Angle Chase allows ... more

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Shibori & Indigo Dye


July 21st - July 21st, 2024

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

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Wednesday Workshop: Gelli Plate Printing


July 24th - July 24th, 2024

Discover the art of gelli plate printing in our three-hour workshop, where you'll create monotypes using found objects and organic shapes. With ink, brushes, and ... more

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Plant Bundle Dyeing


July 30th - July 30th, 2024

Bundle dyeing is an innovative process which by-passes the need for the dye pot, allowing for the direct transfer of natural dyes and their herbal ... more

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Wednesday Workshop: Papermaking


July 31st - July 31st, 2024

In this introductory workshop, students will learn the basics of hand papermaking, including pulp preparation, sheet forming, couching, pressing, and drying. No prior experience necessary. ... more

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Linoleum Printing II: Reduction Prints


August 1st - August 22nd, 2024

Reduction linoleum printing is a relief method where multiple colors are printed by layer from the same block. This is an intermediate level class for ... more

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Writing with Light (Ages 12 - 14)


August 5th - August 9th, 2024

Click Here To RegisterThe word photography means “writing with light.” Using a 35mm film camera (provided) and a pen and notebook, we will explore the ... more

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Poetry, Pottery, & Paper (Age 8 – 11) for kids


August 5th - August 9th, 2024

Click Here to RegisterThis collaboration between Writers & Books and the Flower City Arts Center provides a unique opportunity to merge visual arts with creative ... more

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Wednesday Workshop: RISO Stationery


August 7th - August 7th, 2024

Primarily this workshop will focus on using basic drawing tools to create hand lettering and collage elements on paper. At the end of the class, ... more

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Block Printing on Fabric


August 10th - August 10th, 2024

Using introductory skills in relief (such as for linoleum, rubber stamps, or woodcut), students will create simple tiled or tessellated patterns to print onto fabric ... more

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Handmade Paper Books


August 13th - August 22nd, 2024

Learn the basics of papermaking and bookbinding in one class! The first two sessions of this class will focus on the art of papermaking by ... more

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Wednesday Workshop: Hardcover Coptic Binding


August 14th - August 14th, 2024

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

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Intro to Letterpress Experimentation


August 19th - August 19th, 2024

In this one-day workshop, learn how to create spontaneous and fun compositions on the letterpress. By creating printing plates out of found materials, using new ... more

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Wednesday Workshop: Letterpress Modular Blox


August 21st - August 21st, 2024

The P22 Blox system presents 8 basic shapes from which any letterforms can be built in a variety of ways. The P22 Blox are 72 ... more

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Wednesday Workshop: Paste Paper


August 21st - August 21st, 2024

Paste paper is one of the oldest forms of decorative paper used by bookbinders and can be found in centuries-old books. The distinctive qualities of ... more

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Say YES to the PRESS!


August 25th - August 25th, 2024

Explore the fascinating history of printing technology in this interactive workshop. Led by Mitch Cohen, the founding director of the Printmaking & Book Arts division, ... more

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Simple Hardcover Binding


August 29th - August 29th, 2024

Drop into the Book Arts Studio for this one day workshop where you will learn how to create a basic hardcover notebook from start to ... more

Active Classes


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Intro to the Wheel


Session 1: April 9th - May 28th, 2024
Session 2: April 10th - May 29th, 2024
Session 3: April 14th - June 9th, 2024
Session 4: April 14th - June 9th, 2024

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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Intermediate Wheel


Session 1: April 9th - May 28th, 2024
Session 2: April 15th - June 10th, 2024

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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Intro to Screen Printing


Session 1: April 9th - April 23rd, 2024
Session 2: June 13th - June 27th, 2024

This workshop will cover the basics of the screen printing process from start to finish. Creating imagery, transferring the image to the screen, printing, and ... more

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HandbuildingTopic: Animals


April 10th - May 29th, 2024

Use handbuilding techniques to create animal sculptures. We will use coil, slab, and solid building to produce decorative and functional animal sculptures. This class is ... more

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Advanced Wheel


April 10th - May 29th, 2024

For the accomplished potter, Kyle will provide individualized attention, with the focus on refining your craft, and enhancing your own personal style work. Included: 20 ... more

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Intro to Wheel II


April 12th - May 31st, 2024

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

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Teen Wheel (ages 13 - 19)


April 14th - June 2nd, 2024

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 clay ... more

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Media Team Projects


April 15th - June 3rd, 2024

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Sculptural Wheel - blurring the lines between thrown and handbuilt work


April 15th - June 10th, 2024

This class is for those who have taken a wheel class previously and want to build on their skills. You will explore skills to make ... more

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Handbuilding


April 15th - June 10th, 2024

Learn traditional methods like pinching, coil, and slab to build functional and/or sculptural work. Handbuilding is very versatile, and the techniques can be used to ... more

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Go Retro with Film: Introduction to Photography


Session 1: April 16th - May 28th, 2024
Session 2: April 16th - May 28th, 2024

Take this introductory film photography class to truly understand the fundamentals of photography. No camera or prior knowledge is needed. Learn how to use a ... more

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Stop Motion Animation


April 16th - June 4th, 2024

Jump into the world of stop-motion animation, one frame at a time! In this class, students will draw and assemble paper puppets and backgrounds and ... more

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Figure Sculpture


April 16th - June 4th, 2024

This class will examine modern and historical representations of the figure in art. Students will spend the first four weeks of the class sculpting small-scale ... more

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Take Better Pictures


Session 1: April 18th - May 30th, 2024
Session 2: May 22nd - June 19th, 2024

Do you know how to use your camera but would like your resulting photographs to have more impact? Learn how to take better pictures and ... more

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Advanced Handbuilding Techniques


April 19th - June 7th, 2024

Interested in furthering your handbuilding skills? This class builds upon techniques taught in beginner handbuilding to help you create self-directed projects. Zara will advise, support, ... more

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Color Film Developing Workshop


Session 1: April 27th - April 27th, 2024
Session 2: June 22nd - June 22nd, 2024

PRIOR FILM PROCESSING EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED TO TAKE THIS CLASS Join our one-day color film developing workshop to learn the entire C-41 process, covering solution ... more

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Springtime Waterfalls


April 27th - June 1st, 2024

Immerse yourself in nature's dynamic beauty with our Springtime Waterfalls photography class. Join us as we take a captivating journey through lush landscapes where cascading ... more

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Intro to Photoshop


April 27th - June 1st, 2024

Learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop CS, such as tools including move, crop, marquee, rubber stamp, paint bucket, etc.; functions including exposure, brightness/contrast, and color ... more

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Scanning Negatives & Slides


Session 1: April 30th - April 30th, 2024
Session 2: June 13th - June 13th, 2024

Choose session 1 or session 2 of this one-day workshop. This quick and informative class will get you started on digitizing your analog negatives and ... more

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Intro to Bookbinding


May 1st - June 5th, 2024

Have you ever looked at beautiful hand-made books and wondered how they were created, but didn't know where to start? If so, this is the ... more

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Intro to Digital Photography


Session 1: May 2nd - June 13th, 2024
Session 2: May 16th - June 27th, 2024

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

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Letterpress I


May 6th - June 17th, 2024

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

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Flipbooks 2.0


May 12th - June 16th, 2024

In this class, students will learn how to draw and bind their own flipbooks. No previous animation or book-binding experience is necessary! During the first ... more

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DIY Textile Design


May 13th - June 10th, 2024

Explore foundational surface design elements and repeat patterning for hand-printed and dyed fabric. This class will explore a variety of tools, materials, and methods for ... more

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Video Editing with Premiere


May 13th - June 17th, 2024

Learn the basics of Adobe Premiere and editing theory in this course. Import footage, organize an edit, synchronize sound, and configure export settings for your ... more

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Video Production


May 14th - June 25th, 2024

Learn all the aspects of film production. Are you interested in the production and process of filmmaking? This class will provide a perfect entry point! ... more

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Adobe Lightroom


May 15th - June 5th, 2024

Adobe Lightroom is a powerful tool that offers more than basic photo editing. Learn Lightroom with this practical class, and go beyond basic photo editing. ... more

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Intro to Drawn Animation


May 16th - June 27th, 2024

In this class, students will explore the fundamentals of traditional hand-drawn animation. Using only paper, pencil, and lightboxes, we'll dive into the essentials of timing, ... more

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Watercolor & Mixed-Media


May 17th - June 14th, 2024

This class is for artists interested in learning watercolor techniques while also exploring collage and mixed media. Learn to develop a strong conceptual foundation for ... more

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Video Workshop: Green Screen


May 18th - May 25th, 2024

This workshop will help you enhance your visual storytelling with eye-catching graphics and animations seamlessly integrated into your live-action video footage through the magic of ... more

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RISO 101


May 18th - May 18th, 2024

Take this class to learn the basics of printing and reproducing work on the Risograph duplicator and become an authorized RISO user in the Book ... more

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Concert & Event Photography


May 18th - June 22nd, 2024

In this class, you'll acquire the tools to capture digital images in low light, navigate moving subjects, and effectively interact with venues and performers. Additionally, ... more

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Develop and Digitize


May 21st - June 4th, 2024

This class is perfect for film photographers looking to refresh their black-and-white film processing skills and digitize their freshly processed 35mm or 120 negatives for ... more

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Stay Retro


May 22nd - June 19th, 2024

If you love photographing with film and working in the darkroom but need more time to practice and solidify your skills Stay Retro is right ... more