Classes


Information on general tuition assistance for classes at Flower City Arts Center can be found here. Please note that only (one) Tuition Assistance scholarship per household will be awarded to any applicant per year, thank you.


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Upcoming Classes


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Mudslingers Short Course (ages 6 - 9) for kids


Session 1: September 11th - September 18th, 2022
Session 2: October 2nd - October 16th, 2022
Session 3: October 30th - November 6th, 2022
Session 4: November 13th - November 27th, 2022

Fall is a busy time. so we have reshaped our Mudslingers offerings to two-session. project based classes. Session 1 is animal sculptures, with older students ... more

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Mudslingers Short Course (ages 10 - 13) for kids


Session 1: September 11th - September 18th, 2022
Session 2: October 2nd - October 16th, 2022
Session 3: October 30th - November 6th, 2022
Session 4: November 13th - November 27th, 2022

Fall is a busy time. so we have reshaped our Mudslingers offerings to two-session. project based classes. Session 1 is animal sculptures, with older students ... more

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RISO 101


Session 1: September 13th - September 13th, 2022
Session 2: November 19th - November 19th, 2022

Take this class to learn the basics of printing and reproducing work on the Risograph machine and become a RISO renter! Students will print an ... more

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Screen Printing 101


Session 1: September 15th - September 22nd, 2022
Session 2: October 6th - October 13th, 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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HDR (High Dynamic Range) Workshop


Session 1: September 15th - September 15th, 2022
Session 2: October 11th - October 11th, 2022
Session 3: December 1st - December 1st, 2022

There are many instances where the dynamic range (the difference between high tonal values and low tonal values) of a scene exceeds the ability of ... more

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Fundamentals of Drawing


Session 1: September 27th - October 18th, 2022
Session 2: November 7th - November 28th, 2022

In this class we’ll 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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Paint Your Own Ceramic Pumpkin!


Session 1: October 1st - October 1st, 2022
Session 2: October 8th - October 8th, 2022
Session 3: October 15th - October 15th, 2022

Join us for a one-hour session in the studio, painting (with our glazes) your own slipcast little pumpkin. One pumpkin per registrant please. (Parents who ... more

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Go Retro with Film: Introduction to Photography


Session 1: October 3rd - November 14th, 2022
Session 2: October 4th - November 15th, 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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Multiple Off Camera Hot Shoe Flash Photography


October 4th - October 18th, 2022

Learn the techniques of using multiple hot-shoe flash systems to achieve studio results, both indoors and out. In many cases you can buy multiple 3rd ... more

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Intro to Digital Photography


Session 1: October 5th - November 16th, 2022
Session 2: October 6th - November 17th, 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 Bookbinding


October 5th - October 26th, 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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Papermaking 101: Deckle, Pellon & Pulp


October 8th - October 8th, 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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Sunday Afternoon Bookbinding Workshop


October 9th - October 9th, 2022

On Sunday afternoons in the Book Arts Studio we will work on a variety of binding techniques. Each week we will highlight a new project ... more

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Wednesday Workshop: Gelli Plate Printing


October 12th - October 12th, 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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Take Better Pictures


Session 1: October 12th - November 2nd, 2022
Session 2: October 19th - November 16th, 2022

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

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Advanced Watercolor & Mixed-Media


October 13th - December 1st, 2022

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

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Intro to Illustrator


October 13th - November 10th, 2022

Learn to create your own graphic images using Adobe Illustrator CS6! Discover how to incorporate drawing, photography, and typography into vector artwork by learning essential ... more

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Intro to Linoleum Block Printing


October 13th - November 10th, 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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Paper Marbling II: Suminagashi


Session 1: October 15th - October 15th, 2022
Session 2: December 3rd - December 3rd, 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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Exploring Silk Paper


October 16th - October 16th, 2022

Explore a non traditional way of making silk "paper" with fibers and adhesives or binders. Using silk and other fibers produces a colorful "paper" that ... more

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Teen Wheel (ages 13 - 19)


October 16th - December 18th, 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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Wednesday Workshop: Drypoint Etching


October 19th - October 19th, 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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Screen Printing & Surface Decoration


October 20th - October 20th, 2022

Do you want to add color and pattern to your work? This surface decoration workshop will focus on hand-building slab ceramic forms using screen-printed clay. ... more

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Water Etching workshop


October 20th - October 20th, 2022

Are you interested in learning a versatile technique that can apply to form and surface? Join us as Dallas Wooten demonstrates his unique approach to ... more

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Horror Cyanotype T-Shirts!


October 20th - October 20th, 2022

Make a Horror themed cyanotype t-shirt!Make a cool horror T-shirt to celebrate the Halloween season! In this one-day workshop students will learn how to print ... more

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Boo! Photograms (Ages 8+)


Session 1: October 22nd - October 22nd, 2022
Session 2: October 22nd - October 22nd, 2022
Session 3: October 22nd - October 22nd, 2022
Session 4: October 22nd - October 22nd, 2022

This is a fun activity for anyone age 8 and up! Discover the magic of the darkroom while you make an archival print to display ... more

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Lith Printing Workshop


October 25th - November 15th, 2022

Learn to create prints that jump off the page! In this 4-day workshop, you will be working with your own black and white negatives over-exposing ... more

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Intro to Photoshop


October 25th - November 22nd, 2022

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

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Simple Hardcover Binding


October 26th - October 26th, 2022

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

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Smush and Smash! Clayplay for toddlers for kids


October 27th - November 17th, 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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Lumen Printing


October 29th - November 5th, 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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Shibori & Indigo Dye


October 30th - October 30th, 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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Learning to Draw What You See!


November 1st - November 22nd, 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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Block Printing on Fabric


November 1st - November 8th, 2022

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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Wednesday Workshop: Lego Printing (Youth & Adults)


November 2nd - November 2nd, 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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Music: Intro to Avid Protools


November 2nd - November 30th, 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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Print 101: Survey of Printmaking


November 3rd - December 1st, 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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A Healing Path to a More Creative Life


November 3rd - November 17th, 2022

As artists travel their “crooked path” to creative fulfillment, many have suffered disappointments and difficulties —both small and large— that leave them with the need ... more

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Letterpress Holiday Cards


November 5th - November 5th, 2022

Create unique letterpress printed cards for the holidays! Browse our vast collection of image cuts, experience printing on our showcard and tabletop platen presses! No ... more

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Paper Marbling I


Session 1: November 6th - November 6th, 2022
Session 2: November 6th - November 6th, 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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Explorations in Painting


November 15th - December 6th, 2022

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

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Drawing with Walnut Ink


November 16th - November 17th, 2022

If you love to explore new media, or you want a short class that introduces you to some drawing technique, this is the class for ... more

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Monoprinting


November 19th - November 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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The Spiritual Practice of Art-Making


November 21st - December 5th, 2022

Both Neuroscience and Mysticism confirm that there exists an optimum state-of-mind for all stages of the creative process, whether you are harnessing inspiration, analyzing opportunities, ... more

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Cyanotype T-Shirts!


December 3rd - December 3rd, 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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Lightroom Revealed


December 5th - December 9th, 2022

Adobe Lightroom is a powerful tool that offers more than basic photo editing. Topics include image import functions, along with image editing, batch processing, export ... more

Active Classes


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Exploring Intaglio


September 7th - October 5th, 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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Intro to Watercolor Painting


September 9th - October 7th, 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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Mudslingers Short Course (ages 6 - 9) for kids


Session 1: September 11th - September 18th, 2022
Session 2: October 2nd - October 16th, 2022
Session 3: October 30th - November 6th, 2022
Session 4: November 13th - November 27th, 2022

Fall is a busy time. so we have reshaped our Mudslingers offerings to two-session. project based classes. Session 1 is animal sculptures, with older students ... more

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Mudslingers Short Course (ages 10 - 13) for kids


Session 1: September 11th - September 18th, 2022
Session 2: October 2nd - October 16th, 2022
Session 3: October 30th - November 6th, 2022
Session 4: November 13th - November 27th, 2022

Fall is a busy time. so we have reshaped our Mudslingers offerings to two-session. project based classes. Session 1 is animal sculptures, with older students ... more

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Intro to the Wheel


Session 1: September 12th - October 31st, 2022
Session 2: September 12th - October 31st, 2022
Session 3: September 13th - November 1st, 2022
Session 4: September 14th - November 2nd, 2022
Session 5: September 16th - November 11th, 2022
Session 6: September 18th - November 13th, 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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Exploring Encaustics


September 12th - October 3rd, 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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VIVA! Short Course on Handbuilding (Ages 55+)


September 12th - October 10th, 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


September 12th - October 24th, 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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Applied DSLR


September 12th - October 24th, 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

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Handbuilding


September 12th - October 31st, 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


Session 1: September 13th - November 1st, 2022
Session 2: September 14th - November 2nd, 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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RISO 101


Session 1: September 13th - September 13th, 2022
Session 2: November 19th - November 19th, 2022

Take this class to learn the basics of printing and reproducing work on the Risograph machine and become a RISO renter! Students will print an ... more

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Figure Sculpture


September 13th - November 1st, 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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Video: Intro to Adobe Premiere


September 13th - October 18th, 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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Advanced Wheel


September 13th - November 1st, 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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Stay Retro


September 14th - October 19th, 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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Intro to Wheel II


Session 1: September 15th - November 10th, 2022
Session 2: September 16th - November 11th, 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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Screen Printing 101


Session 1: September 15th - September 22nd, 2022
Session 2: October 6th - October 13th, 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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HDR (High Dynamic Range) Workshop


Session 1: September 15th - September 15th, 2022
Session 2: October 11th - October 11th, 2022
Session 3: December 1st - December 1st, 2022

There are many instances where the dynamic range (the difference between high tonal values and low tonal values) of a scene exceeds the ability of ... more

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Fundamentals of Drawing


Session 1: September 27th - October 18th, 2022
Session 2: November 7th - November 28th, 2022

In this class we’ll 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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Studio 678: Photography & Writing Program for kids


Session 1: September 28th - March 22nd, 2023
Session 2: September 29th - March 23rd, 2023

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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Paint Your Own Ceramic Pumpkin!


Session 1: October 1st - October 1st, 2022
Session 2: October 8th - October 8th, 2022
Session 3: October 15th - October 15th, 2022

Join us for a one-hour session in the studio, painting (with our glazes) your own slipcast little pumpkin. One pumpkin per registrant please. (Parents who ... more