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Upcoming Classes


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Photogravure


Session 1: January 8th - January 9th, 2022
Session 2: March 5th - March 6th, 2022

In this two-day workshop students will learn the art of photopolymer gravure printing. Using light-sensitive steel-backed plates, participants will create gravure etching prints from their ... more

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Photoshop for Photographers


January 10th - February 14th, 2022

This course covers techniques used in making and editing photographs to gain efficiencies and quality improvements. Students will learn the appropriate skills and techniques to ... more

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Stay Retro


Session 1: January 11th - February 15th, 2022
Session 2: January 13th - February 17th, 2022

If you have already taken "Go Retro"or you've had some experience in the darkroom but are looking for more, this class is for you! "Stay ... more

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Non Toxic Oil Painting: Portraits


January 11th - February 1st, 2022

For this course, students will learn how to make Portrait Paintings while working with non-toxic oil painting materials that do not require solvents. Through an ... more

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Explorations in Oil Painting


January 11th - February 1st, 2022

For painters comfortable with color mixing and the mechanics of oil painting, four weeks of instruction to take your painting further. Traditional or water-mixable oils. ... more

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Intro to Digital Photography


Session 1: January 11th - February 22nd, 2022
Session 2: February 3rd - March 24th, 2022

Make your digital camera work for you! Learn all of the important functions of your camera, at a steady pace. In this class we will ... more

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Basic Studio Lighting


Session 1: January 11th - February 15th, 2022
Session 2: February 17th - March 24th, 2022

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

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Intermediate Linoleum Block Printing


January 12th - February 2nd, 2022

Take your linoleum block printing skills to the next level with this class! Multi-color printing, advanced carving techniques, and using our Vandercook proofing presses will ... more

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Go Retro with Film: Introduction to Photography


Session 1: January 12th - February 23rd, 2022
Session 2: January 31st - March 21st, 2022

Take this introductory class first to truly understand the fundamentals of photography. Experience the basic elements of photography. No camera or prior knowledge needed. Learn ... more

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Advanced Watercolor Painting


January 14th - February 18th, 2022

Take your watercolor painting to the next level! In this class, students with prior experience will learn new techniques, improve and refresh existing skills and ... more

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Winter Panoramas


January 15th - January 30th, 2022

Have you ever been to a location where the scenery was so overwhelmingly powerful that you simply couldn’t capture the magnitude of the place with ... more

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Paper Marbling II: Suminagashi


Session 1: January 15th - January 15th, 2022
Session 2: February 26th - February 26th, 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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Intro to the Wheel


Session 1: January 18th - March 8th, 2022
Session 2: January 19th - March 9th, 2022
Session 3: January 21st - March 11th, 2022
Session 4: January 21st - March 11th, 2022
Session 5: January 24th - March 14th, 2022
Session 6: January 24th - March 14th, 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: January 18th - March 8th, 2022
Session 2: January 19th - March 9th, 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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Handbuilding


Session 1: January 18th - March 8th, 2022
Session 2: January 24th - March 14th, 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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Advanced Wheel


January 18th - March 8th, 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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Figure Sculpture


January 18th - March 8th, 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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Intro to Wheel II


Session 1: January 19th - March 9th, 2022
Session 2: January 20th - March 10th, 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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Smush and Smash! Clayplay for toddlers for kids


January 20th - February 10th, 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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Camera Social


January 21st - January 21st, 2022

Vintage cameras are cool again! 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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Collagraph Printmaking


Session 1: January 22nd - January 23rd, 2022
Session 2: March 15th - March 22nd, 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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Letterpress on Fabric


January 22nd - January 22nd, 2022

This one-day workshop covers a broad range of materials and techniques for letterpress printing on fabric. Fabrics will include, muslin, drill, canvas, cotton t-shirts and ... more

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Intro to Risograph Workshop


Session 1: January 22nd - January 22nd, 2022
Session 2: February 9th - February 9th, 2022
Session 3: March 7th - March 7th, 2022

Learn what all the hype is about! Students will print an edition of 10, 3-color 8.5”x11” prints of their own design created during this workshop. ... more

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Scanning Negatives Workshop


January 22nd - January 22nd, 2022

Learn to scan your negatives! This one-day workshop will cover getting the most information from your film; color negative, color slides and black and white ... more

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Papermaking 101: Deckle, Pellon & Pulp


January 22nd - January 22nd, 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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Mudslingers (ages 6 - 9) for kids


January 23rd - March 13th, 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


January 23rd - March 13th, 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)


January 23rd - March 13th, 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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VIVA! Short Course on Handbuilding (Ages 55+)


January 24th - March 21st, 2022

VIVA classes are open to adults 55+ who are interested in exploring the arts. In this five-week class you will learn different methods of working ... more

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Lovin’ Letterpress


Session 1: January 24th - February 14th, 2022
Session 2: March 7th - March 28th, 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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Alternative Process: Kallitype


January 25th - February 15th, 2022

The art of the wet print is revived in this fusion of digital printing and ancient photographic processes. You'll create highly detailed, specialized negatives using ... more

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Monoprinting


Session 1: January 29th - January 29th, 2022
Session 2: March 19th - March 19th, 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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Printing Cards on the Tabletop Press


January 30th - January 30th, 2022

In this one-day workshop, students will create an edition of notecards using our C & P Pilot Platen Presses. Learn how to set your design ... more

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RISO Mania


February 1st - March 1st, 2022

Come along on an adventure of printing with a RISOgraph duplex pinter! A Risograph is a compact, high speed printer. While it may resemble a ... more

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Urban Sketching


February 1st - March 1st, 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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Exploring Historic Canopic Jars


February 2nd - March 2nd, 2022

This class combines wheel and handbuilding techniques to create your own version of Canopic jars. These historic Egyptian vessels come in sets of four, so ... more

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Print 101: Survey of Printmaking


February 3rd - February 24th, 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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Intro to Bookbinding


February 3rd - February 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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How to Use Your Flash


February 3rd - February 10th, 2022

Many of us have a flash accessory but are not quite sure how to use it. In this class you will learn how to use ... more

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Winter Waterfalls


February 5th - March 12th, 2022

Icicles as big as rockets, or as tiny as sewing needles. From cliffs and stream banks, shimmering baubles flaunt their icy wares, ready to challenge ... more

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Lumen Printing


February 5th - February 12th, 2022

Try the art of camera-less photography in this Lumen Printing class. By placing objects onto light sensitive photo paper and exposing it to UV light, ... more

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Icicle Madness


February 8th - March 8th, 2022

In this class we’ll cover photography tips for overcoming the winter photo doldrums with those frozen daggers of ice that hang precariously from gutters, cliffs, ... more

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Valentine's Friday Fling: Book Arts


February 11th - February 11th, 2022

Need a Valentine's Date Night?! Come to the Book Arts Studio and experience a whirlwind of letterpress printing, papermaking and bookbinding while indulging in snacks ... more

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Portrait Photograms


February 11th - February 18th, 2022

Come and create unique, one of a kind hand painted portraits using a variety of unique darkroom techniques! We will be learning how to utilize ... more

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Paper Marbling


Session 1: February 12th - February 12th, 2022
Session 2: March 19th - March 19th, 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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Intro to Linoleum Block Printing


February 16th - March 16th, 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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Cyanotype T-Shirts!


Session 1: February 19th - February 19th, 2022
Session 2: March 19th - March 19th, 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 ... more

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Teen Zine Winter Camp for kids


February 21st - February 25th, 2022

Short for magazines, zines are small circulations of self-published books, which have aided in the advancement of ideas throughout communities since the 1930s. Throughout the ... more

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Intaglio


February 22nd - March 30th, 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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Digital Ink: 21st Century Letterpress


March 2nd - March 23rd, 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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Encaustic Art


March 7th - March 28th, 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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Intro to Woodcut Relief Printing


March 10th - March 24th, 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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Scanning Negatives Quick Demo


March 23rd - March 23rd, 2022

This quick demo class will get you started on learning to scan negatives. We will cover getting the most information from your film; color negative, ... more

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Print 201: Inky Business


March 26th - March 26th, 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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Intermediate Bookbinding Intensive


March 26th - March 27th, 2022

Build on your binding skills while exploring hardcover book structures in this intermediate-level class. Students will learn to create the Flatback Case Binding (the classic ... more

Active Classes


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Stay Retro


Session 1: September 13th - October 18th, 2021
Session 2: October 25th - November 29th, 2021
Session 3: November 4th - December 16th, 2021

If you have already taken "Go Retro"or you've had some experience in the darkroom but are looking for more, this class is for you! "Stay ... more

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Studio 678: Photography & Writing Program for kids


Session 1: September 29th - March 30th, 2022
Session 2: September 30th - March 30th, 2022

Studio 678 is a FREE 24 session after-school photography and writing program for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders who attend a Rochester City School District ... more

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ONLINE: Botanical Drawing with Colored Pencil


October 25th - December 6th, 2021

This course is a primer on drawing flowers in a botanical manner. So much “drawing” done now is representational and doesn’t teach true drawing skills. ... more

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How to Use Your Flash


December 2nd - December 9th, 2021

Many of us have a flash accessory but are not quite sure how to use it. In this class you will find out how to ... more