Classes


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Upcoming Classes


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Intro to the Wheel


Session 1: June 27th - August 22nd, 2022
Session 2: July 8th - August 26th, 2022
Session 3: July 10th - August 28th, 2022
Session 4: July 11th - August 29th, 2022

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 Wheel II


Session 1: June 30th - August 18th, 2022
Session 2: July 8th - August 26th, 2022

This class is for those who have taken a wheel class previously, and want to build on their skills. You will work skill-building exercises, and ... more

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Handbuilding


Session 1: July 6th - August 24th, 2022
Session 2: July 11th - August 29th, 2022

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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Drawing 101: Youth Edition (Youth Ages 8 - 12) for kids


July 7th - July 7th, 2022

Do you have a child looking for a creative outlet who is interested in learning new drawing techniques? In this workshop with artist-in-residence Evan Bobrow, ... more

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Print 101: Survey of Printmaking


July 7th - July 28th, 2022

In this introductory course students will learn the history, science, and possibilities of printmaking through demonstrations and hands-on projects. Participants will experience a variety of ... more

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Riso Basics: Workshop


Session 1: July 7th - July 7th, 2022
Session 2: July 23rd - July 23rd, 2022
Session 3: August 24th - August 24th, 2022

Students will print an edition of 10, 3-color 8.5”x11” prints of their own design created during this workshop. Choose from our selection of 7 Riso ... more

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Ain't Got Time to Die


July 7th - July 7th, 2022

Photography & Digital Arts artist-in-residence, Martin Krafft, will screen his work-in-progress documentary entitled, “Ain’t Got Time to Die.” This film follows his friend Rachel’s journey ... more

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Explorations in Oil Painting


July 8th - July 29th, 2022

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

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Cyanotype T-Shirts!


Session 1: July 9th - July 9th, 2022
Session 2: August 20th - August 20th, 2022

Make a cyanotype tshirt!In this one-day workshop students will learn how to print their own image or design onto a t-shirt, using the cyanotype process! ... more

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Mudslingers (ages 6 - 9) for kids


July 10th - August 14th, 2022

Mudslingers will give young artists an understanding of the handbuilding process, from working the clay, to creating and glazing their own unique visions! Included in ... more

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Teen Wheel (ages 13 - 19)


July 10th - August 28th, 2022

This is a basic introduction to throwing pots on the wheel. In this 8 week class, Christina will teach you to center, pull a cylinder, ... more

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Mudslingers (ages 10 - 13) for kids


July 10th - August 14th, 2022

Mudslingers will give young artists an understanding of the handbuilding process, from working the clay, to creating and glazing their own unique visions! Included in ... more

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Plants, Pots, & PaperCraft (ages 8 - 11) for kids


July 11th - July 15th, 2022

Join us in celebrating our friendly pollinators by making nature-themed crafts in the ceramics and printmaking studios. You will learn to make seed paper, cyanotypes ... more

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Exploring Photography: Nature Edition! Youth Summer Camp (Ages 13-17)


July 11th - July 15th, 2022

Having spent months inside, we are delighted to offer this week long, half day camp, which will provide students an opportunity to both delight in ... more

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Spins like Teen Spirit (ages 13 - 19)


July 11th - July 15th, 2022

This week-long afternoon clay camp will cover the basics of wheel throwing, with some handbuilding elements added in. Caitlin will introduce surface techniques, like sgraffito, ... more

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VIVA! Short Course on Handbuilding (Ages 55+)


July 11th - August 8th, 2022

VIVA (Vitality in the Visual Arts) classes are open to adults 55+ who are interested in exploring the arts. In this five-week class you will ... more

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Lovin’ Letterpress


July 11th - August 1st, 2022

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

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Night Photography


July 11th - August 8th, 2022

Explore various aspects of photographing at twilight and at night. Students will practice night photography outdoors as a group at various locations. Learn special tips ... more

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Intermediate Wheel


July 12th - August 30th, 2022

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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Bold Diagramming


July 12th - July 26th, 2022

Diagrams represent ideas in visual form. They are two-dimensional (although they can show three-dimensional objects) and may contain shapes, lines, and even text. Architectural diagrams ... more

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Basic Studio Lighting


July 12th - August 16th, 2022

Create pleasing studio portraiture with our professional White Lightning strobe system. Learn to use an exposure meter, soft boxes, umbrellas, and various attachments for multiple ... more

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Figure Sculpture


July 12th - August 30th, 2022

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

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Wednesday Workshop: Lego Printing (Youth & Adults)


July 13th - July 13th, 2022

In this two-hour workshop, students will use lego bricks to create original works of art. This unique process provides a playful introduction to relief printmaking. ... more

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Graffiti Explosion!


July 14th - July 28th, 2022

Learn the basics of graffiti and explore your own voice. Learn to distort, bend and melt letters. Incorporate colors and dimension to make your words ... more

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Papermaking 101: Deckle, Pellon & Pulp


July 16th - July 16th, 2022

In this introductory workshop, students will learn the basics of hand papermaking, including pulp preparation, sheet forming, couching, pressing, and drying. Included: $10 materials fee. ... more

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Get Messy! Papermaking for Kids (Youth Ages 7 - 11)


July 16th - July 16th, 2022

Get messy in the papermaking studio in this two-hour workshop! Learn the basics of hand papermaking from start to finish and walk away with 10 ... more

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Everything Analogue (Youth Ages 13-17) for kids


July 18th - July 22nd, 2022

SUMMER CAMP!! In this week-long half day camp students will explore the world of analogue photography. During this camp learn how photographs were made long ... more

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Digital Photography for Teens (Youth Ages 13-17) for kids


July 18th - July 22nd, 2022

Digital Photography for Teens is an opportunity for students to learn the fundamentals of operating a professional digital camera. They will learn about aperture, shutter ... more

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Intro to Large Format Photography


July 18th - August 22nd, 2022

Larger negatives produce gorgeous prints with fine details better than 35mm. In this class students will get hands on experience using a 4x5 camera, processing ... more

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A Taste of Landscape Drawing


July 19th - July 27th, 2022

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

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Wednesday Workshop: Hardcover Coptic Binding


July 20th - July 20th, 2022

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

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Wednesday Workshop: Drypoint Etching


July 20th - July 20th, 2022

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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Scanning Negatives & Slides


Session 1: July 20th - July 20th, 2022
Session 2: August 3rd - August 3rd, 2022

This quick and informative class will get you started on digitizing your analogue negatives and slides. Learn about white balance, curves, and final editing steps ... more

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Letterpress Notepads


July 23rd - July 23rd, 2022

Design and Print Your Own Letterpress Memo Pads! New to letterpress and don't know where to start? This one-day workshop with artist-in-residence, Evan Bobrow, is ... more

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Paper Marbling II


July 24th - July 24th, 2022

This fast paced class is suited for students with some experience marbling. Students will use a full size tank to create traditional and contemporary patterns ... more

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3D Animation Youth Summer Camp! (ages 13-17)


July 25th - July 29th, 2022

Learn how to make your own 3D animated Characters! In this class, students will learn how to create 3D digital models to bring animated characters ... more

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My Epic Summer Art Journal (ages 8-11) for kids


July 25th - July 29th, 2022

Throughout this multi-disciplinary camp youth will explore processes such as printmaking, basic book binding, and photographic printing processes. With each and every one of these ... more

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Collagraph Printmaking


July 25th - July 27th, 2022

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

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Wednesday Workshop: Suminagashi


July 27th - July 27th, 2022

In this one-day 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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Go Retro for Teens: Intro to Film Photography Summer Camp


August 1st - August 5th, 2022

During this camp teens will have an amazing opportunity to learn the fundamentals of photography from the camera to the darkroom! Learn how to use ... more

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Wednesday Workshop: Japanese Stab Binding


August 3rd - August 3rd, 2022

Japanese Stab Bindings have a rich, formal tradition that has developed over hundreds of years. These bindings are commonly characterized as having a decorative stitching ... more

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Wednesday Workshop: Gelli Plate Printing


August 3rd - August 3rd, 2022

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 ... more

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Digital Ink: 21st Century Letterpress


August 4th - August 25th, 2022

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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Intro to Linoleum Block Printing


August 4th - August 25th, 2022

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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Photographing Along the Erie Canal


August 6th - August 27th, 2022

Have you ever wondered about some of the history of the Erie Canal? Ever wanted to walk the Canalway trail and see what the fuss ... more

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Wooden Cover Coptic Binding


August 7th - August 7th, 2022

Explore some bookbinding history and learn how to hand-sew this exquisite and functional Coptic-style book. Perfect for both beginners and intermediates, the covers will be ... more

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Poetry, Pottery, & Paper Summer Camp (Kids Ages 8 -11) for kids


August 8th - August 12th, 2022

This collaboration between Writers & Books and the Flower City Arts Center provides a unique opportunity merging visual arts with creative writing. You will work ... more

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Writing with Light Summer Camp (Youth Ages 12–14)


August 8th - August 12th, 2022

The word photography means “writing with light.” Combine the magic of film-based photography with the power of your words. Using a 35mm film camera (provided) ... more

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Anthotypes: Creating images with Spices and Plants


August 9th - August 23rd, 2022

Learn how to easily create beautiful, ephemeral photographic prints with the amazing anthotype process. In each class, Kylie will share simple recipes to mix various ... more

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Wednesday Workshop: Plants to Paper


August 10th - August 10th, 2022

Explore the papermaking process and learn how to transform dried flower stalks and other garden plant fibers into beautiful handmade paper. Included: $10 materials fee. ... more

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Intro to Bookbinding


August 10th - August 24th, 2022

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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Photography as a Business


August 11th - August 11th, 2022

If you are considering earning money from photography, this workshop is for you! In this session, we will discuss the process of starting a photography ... more

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Paper Marbling I


August 13th - August 13th, 2022

Discover the joy of paper marbling in this hands-on workshop! Learn traditional marbling techniques with combs and rakes and be guided through the process of ... more

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Shibori & Indigo Dye


August 14th - August 14th, 2022

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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Sunday Afternoon Bookbinding Workshop


August 14th - August 14th, 2022

On Sunday Afternoon in the Bookbinding Workshop we will work on a variety of binding techniques. Each week we will highlight a new project as ... more

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Intro to Digital Photography: Intensive


August 15th - August 19th, 2022

This is a fast paced class, great for anyone looking to learn digital photography quickly or fulfill professional development goals! In this one-week intensive you ... more

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Lightroom Demo


August 15th - August 15th, 2022

Lightroom is a powerful image editing tool that allows users to create, edit, organize, and store thousands of photos at a time. This class will ... more

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Shooting Like a Pro


August 17th - August 31st, 2022

This class will take you through the entire shoot, from concept to lighting to exposure to post processing in Lightroom and Photoshop. Learn how to ... more

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Monoprinting


August 20th - August 20th, 2022

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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Art in Relation to Self


August 21st - August 21st, 2022

Using collage techniques, students will have the opportunity to construct narrative self-portraits. Mark-making materials provided, however, participants are encouraged to bring objects (such as photographs, ... more

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Film Photography Intensive


August 22nd - August 26th, 2022

In this week-long intensive class you will learn how to use a 35mm FILM camera, how to process your film, and how to make your ... more

Active Classes


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Intro to the Wheel


Session 1: June 27th - August 22nd, 2022
Session 2: July 8th - August 26th, 2022
Session 3: July 10th - August 28th, 2022
Session 4: July 11th - August 29th, 2022

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 Wheel II


Session 1: June 30th - August 18th, 2022
Session 2: July 8th - August 26th, 2022

This class is for those who have taken a wheel class previously, and want to build on their skills. You will work skill-building exercises, and ... more

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Video: Intro to Adobe Premiere Intensive


July 5th - July 9th, 2022

Learn to use video to tell a story using Adobe Premiere! We’ll go over the basics, like importing video files, adding cuts, text and audio, ... more

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Urban Sketching


July 5th - August 2nd, 2022

Learn to make ink and watercolor drawings in a sketchbook. During the class students will learn the basic skills of ink and watercolor drawing. By ... more

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Music: Intro to Avid Protools


July 5th - July 25th, 2022

In this class, students will learn the basics of Protools, from initial setup, to final mixdown, as well as the basics of multitrack recording. Learn ... more

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A Taste of Plein Air Painting


July 5th - July 13th, 2022

Painting outside has its own challenges and opportunities! During each session we will discuss the gear, paints, palettes, brushes etc. that you need for painting ... more

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Intermediate Film Photography


July 5th - August 23rd, 2022

Take your black & white film photography and darkroom printing skills to the next level! Learn new darkroom techniques and how to think more critically ... more

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Intro to Digital Photography


July 5th - August 16th, 2022

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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Advanced Wheel


July 5th - August 23rd, 2022

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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Handbuilding


Session 1: July 6th - August 24th, 2022
Session 2: July 11th - August 29th, 2022

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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Intermediate Wheel


July 6th - August 24th, 2022

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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Applied DSLR


July 6th - August 31st, 2022

This intermediate digital photography class will allow students to practice technical skills on scene with the instructor. Students will participate in several specialized field trips ... more