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Upcoming Classes


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Pinhole Photography


Session 1: April 23rd - April 24th, 2022
Session 2: May 28th - May 29th, 2022

Pinhole photography is a fun way to learn and play with photographic image making with a lensless camera! In this weekend workshop you will learn ... more

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Intro to Risograph Workshop


May 18th - May 18th, 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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Screen Printing


Session 1: May 11th - May 18th, 2022
Session 2: June 8th - June 15th, 2022

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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Stay Retro


May 18th - June 22nd, 2022

"Stay Retro" is perfect for those who love photographing with film and working in the darkroom but just need more time to practice and solidify ... more

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Learning to Draw What You See!


May 19th - June 9th, 2022

Translate visual scenes into drawings. Learn how to see shapes, lines and color and render them as drawings on paper. Let go of drawing fears ... more

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Intro to Large Format Photography


May 19th - June 2nd, 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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Outdoor Portraiture


May 20th - May 28th, 2022

Learn to make pleasing outdoor portraits even in difficult lighting conditions. Discover tools that photographers use such as reflectors, lighting diffusers, natural shading, full and ... more

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Monoprinting


May 21st - May 21st, 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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Letterpress Notepads


May 21st - May 22nd, 2022

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

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Exploring Intaglio


May 24th - June 21st, 2022

Join the ranks of artists like Picasso and Rembrandt in exploring intaglio printing! This class will cover basic studio practices and printing on various materials, ... more

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Cyanotype T-Shirts!


May 28th - May 28th, 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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Collagraph Printmaking


May 30th - June 13th, 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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Scanning Negatives & Slides


May 31st - May 31st, 2022

This quick and informative class will get you started on digitizing your analogue negatives. Bring your black & white, color negatives and slides. Learn about ... more

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Intro to Woodcut Relief Printing


June 1st - June 15th, 2022

Woodcut block printing is the forerunner of linoleum printing. Learn to use the grain of the wood to create texture and mood in this exciting ... more

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The Environmental Portrait


June 2nd - June 9th, 2022

Do you want to take better portraits of people everyday, without a studio? Using natural and available light, you will discover techniques to improve your ... more

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Vandercook Refresher Class


June 4th - June 4th, 2022

Still lovin' letterpress but haven't been into the studio in a while? Brush up on your cylinder press skills while diving a bit deeper into ... more

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Drawing Horses from Life


June 6th - June 13th, 2022

After a short classroom session where horse anatomy and horse safety will be covered, artists will draw horses from life at Huntington Meadow Stables. Strategies ... more

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Camera Social


June 10th - June 10th, 2022

Vintage cameras are so cool! Do you have an old camera (film or digital) that you have questions about? Maybe you have one that was ... more

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Paper Marbling


June 11th - June 11th, 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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Victorian Hair Wreath History and Craft


June 12th - June 12th, 2022

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

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Print 201: Inky Business


June 18th - June 18th, 2022

In this one-day workshop students will be introduced to new skills in ink application for oil-based printing processes. Instruction will include selective inking for intaglio, ... 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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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 over spring break. From historic processes like Cyanotypes and ... 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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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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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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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

Active Classes


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Intro to the Wheel


Session 1: April 11th - June 6th, 2022
Session 2: April 11th - June 6th, 2022
Session 3: April 12th - May 31st, 2022
Session 4: April 22nd - June 10th, 2022
Session 5: April 22nd - June 10th, 2022
Session 6: April 22nd - June 3rd, 2022
Session 7: April 23rd - June 11th, 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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Intermediate Wheel


Session 1: April 12th - May 31st, 2022
Session 2: April 13th - June 1st, 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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Advanced Wheel


April 12th - May 31st, 2022

For the accomplished potter, Andy 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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Advanced Handbuilding


April 12th - May 31st, 2022

For those with some handbuilding experience, this class will focus on more complex projects and individual explorations are encouraged. Special consideration will be given to ... more

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Intro to Wheel II


Session 1: April 13th - June 1st, 2022
Session 2: April 14th - June 2nd, 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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Intro to Wheel II


April 13th - June 1st, 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: April 13th - June 1st, 2022
Session 2: April 18th - June 13th, 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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VIVA! Short Course on Handbuilding (Ages 55+)


April 18th - May 16th, 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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Pinhole Photography


Session 1: April 23rd - April 24th, 2022
Session 2: May 28th - May 29th, 2022

Pinhole photography is a fun way to learn and play with photographic image making with a lensless camera! In this weekend workshop you will learn ... more

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Teen Wheel (ages 13 - 19)


April 24th - June 26th, 2022

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

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Mudslingers (ages 6 - 9) for kids


April 24th - June 26th, 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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Mudslingers (ages 10 - 13) for kids


April 24th - June 26th, 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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Lovin’ Letterpress


April 25th - May 16th, 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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Go Retro with Film: Introduction to Photography


April 25th - June 13th, 2022

Take this introductory film photography class to truly understand the fundamentals of photography. No camera or prior knowledge needed. Learn how to use a 35 ... more

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Intro to Digital Photography


Session 1: April 26th - June 7th, 2022
Session 2: April 27th - June 15th, 2022

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

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Intro to InDesign


April 26th - May 24th, 2022

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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Intro to Risograph Workshop


May 18th - May 18th, 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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Night Photography


April 28th - May 26th, 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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Intro to Watercolor Painting


April 29th - May 27th, 2022

Beginner watercolor art classes are the perfect way to explore and express your inner-artist. If you have never painted before or are looking for a ... more

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Exploring Encaustics


May 2nd - May 23rd, 2022

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

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Halo-Chrome Toning


May 2nd - May 16th, 2022

Halo-Chrome toning produces pure silver metallic sparkle in your black and white prints. You have to see it to believe it! (Effect: A black tree ... more

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Intro to 3D Animation! (ages 11-17) for kids


May 4th - June 22nd, 2022

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

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Basic Studio Lighting


May 4th - June 8th, 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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Intro to Linoleum Block Printing


May 4th - May 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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Smush and Smash! Clayplay for toddlers for kids


May 5th - May 26th, 2022

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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VIVA! Photographing Plants and Flowers


May 11th - June 1st, 2022

Take some time to stop and photograph (and smell) the flowers! In this class students will learn tips and tricks for photographing plants and flowers ... more

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Screen Printing


Session 1: May 11th - May 18th, 2022
Session 2: June 8th - June 15th, 2022

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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Ortho Litho Voltagrams


May 11th - May 18th, 2022

This is going to be an electrifying workshop! In this class students will electrocute 4x5 Ortho Litho film using a Wimshurst machine and then process ... more

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Print 101: Survey of Printmaking


May 12th - June 2nd, 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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Plants to Paper


May 12th - May 26th, 2022

Explore the papermaking process to transform dried flower stalks and other garden plant fibers into beautiful handmade paper! more

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Ceramic Jewelry


May 14th - May 28th, 2022

With simple handbuilding techniques you will create personalized ceramic jewelry. Expect to make two pairs of earrings, two pendants, and two brooches. In the first ... more