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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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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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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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

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Intro to Woodcut Relief Printing


January 9th - January 30th, 2023

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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Fundamentals of Drawing


Session 1: January 10th - February 7th, 2023
Session 2: February 22nd - March 22nd, 2023

In this 5-week introductory class, students focus on developing observational skills and drawing techniques, using a variety of drawing media. No prior experience with drawing ... more

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Letterpress I


January 10th - February 14th, 2023

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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Intro to Large Format Photography


January 10th - February 7th, 2023

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 sheet ... more

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Take Better Pictures


Session 1: January 11th - February 8th, 2023
Session 2: January 13th - February 10th, 2023

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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Paper-Maché Your Trash!


January 11th - February 1st, 2023

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the amount of waste that comes from your daily routines? In this 4-week class, you’ll transform your trash (no ... more

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Intro to Bookbinding


Session 1: January 11th - February 1st, 2023
Session 2: March 2nd - March 23rd, 2023

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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Introduction to Location & Studio Portrait Light


January 11th - January 25th, 2023

This class will get you working with available natural sunlight as well as on location artificial lighting situations to create well executed environmental portraits. The ... more

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Young Artists Club (Ages 8 - 12) for kids


January 12th - March 9th, 2023

This 8-week course 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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Intro to Pastel Painting


January 12th - February 2nd, 2023

Pastels, those beautiful sticks of pure color, create exciting, fun and expressive works of art. Through informational discussions, demonstrations, and plenty of opportunities for experimentation, ... more

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Intro to Hand Papermaking


January 12th - February 2nd, 2023

In this introductory workshop, students will learn the basics of hand papermaking, including pulp preparation, sheet forming, couching, pressing, and drying. Experiment with different methods, ... more

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Intro to Watercolor Painting


January 13th - February 10th, 2023

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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Letterpress Notepads


Session 1: January 14th - January 14th, 2023
Session 2: March 8th - March 8th, 2023

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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Intro to the Wheel


Session 1: January 15th - March 5th, 2023
Session 2: January 17th - March 7th, 2023
Session 3: January 20th - March 10th, 2023
Session 4: January 20th - March 10th, 2023
Session 5: January 23rd - March 13th, 2023
Session 6: January 23rd - March 13th, 2023

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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Teen Wheel (ages 13 - 19)


Session 1: January 15th - March 5th, 2023
Session 2: January 19th - March 9th, 2023

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 ... more

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Slipware Decoration


January 15th - March 5th, 2023

This course will give students in-depth lessons on the many ways to decorate using slip, including sgrafitto, inlay, and slip trailing. You begin by learning ... more

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Go Retro with Film: Introduction to Photography


Session 1: January 16th - February 27th, 2023
Session 2: January 17th - February 28th, 2023

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: January 17th - February 28th, 2023
Session 2: January 19th - March 2nd, 2023

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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Intermediate Wheel


Session 1: January 17th - March 7th, 2023
Session 2: January 18th - March 8th, 2023

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


January 17th - March 7th, 2023

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 17th - March 7th, 2023

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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Gelli Plate Printing


Session 1: January 18th - January 18th, 2023
Session 2: March 8th - March 8th, 2023

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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Intro to Wheel II


Session 1: January 19th - March 9th, 2023
Session 2: January 20th - March 10th, 2023

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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Winter Waterfalls


January 21st - February 25th, 2023

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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Hardcover Coptic Binding


Session 1: January 22nd - January 22nd, 2023
Session 2: March 3rd - March 3rd, 2023

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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Art in Relation to Self


January 22nd - January 29th, 2023

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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Exploring Encaustics


January 23rd - February 13th, 2023

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+)


January 23rd - February 27th, 2023

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

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Handbuilding


January 23rd - March 13th, 2023

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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Scanning Negatives & Slides


Session 1: January 25th - January 25th, 2023
Session 2: February 11th - February 11th, 2023

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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Photo Restoration


Session 1: January 30th - January 30th, 2023
Session 2: February 20th - February 20th, 2023
Session 3: March 24th - March 24th, 2023

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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Linoleum Printing II: Reduction Prints


February 1st - February 22nd, 2023

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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Advanced Watercolor & Mixed-Media


February 6th - March 20th, 2023

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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Digital Ink: 21st Century Letterpress


February 8th - March 1st, 2023

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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Monoprinting


Session 1: February 9th - February 23rd, 2023
Session 2: March 18th - March 18th, 2023

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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Shibori & Indigo Dye


February 12th - February 12th, 2023

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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Stay Retro


February 15th - March 15th, 2023

"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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Paper Marbling II: Suminagashi


February 18th - February 18th, 2023

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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Photographic Glue Printmaking


February 21st - February 28th, 2023

In this two-session class, students will explore collograph printmaking using illustration board, tacky glue, and oil based ink. Using a photographic image as reference, students ... more

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Adobe Photoshop Workflow for Digital Images


February 22nd - March 8th, 2023

Now that you have captured that digital image, what can you do with it? This workshop will cover basic digital workflow so you can process ... more

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Experimental and Special Effects


February 24th - March 10th, 2023

In this digital photography class we will experiment with some special effects that can be done in camera or in post processing to make more ... more

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Explorations in Painting


March 2nd - March 23rd, 2023

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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Photogravure


March 4th - March 5th, 2023

In this two-day workshop students will learn the art of photopolymer gravure printing from renowned artist, Pat Bacon. Using light-sensitive steel-backed plates, participants will create ... more

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Print 101: Survey of Printmaking (for Teens)


March 7th - March 28th, 2023

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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Collagraph Printmaking


March 7th - March 21st, 2023

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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Large Format Intensive


March 15th - March 19th, 2023

If you have taken our "Intro to Large Format" class in the past or you have some experience photographing with a 4x5 camera and developing ... more

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Maximize Your Digital Camera Use


March 15th - March 29th, 2023

Learn how to use your DSLR, Point & Shoot, and Smart Devices! Every camera is made up of four basic components. The body, sensor, shutter, ... more

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Drypoint Etching


March 20th - March 20th, 2023

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

Active Classes


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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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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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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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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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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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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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Intro to Photography & Digital Arts for Teens (14-17) for kids


November 8th - December 20th, 2022

Intro to Photography & Digital Arts for Teens will explore digital photography as the foundation for several digital arts projects. Students will learn how to ... 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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Intro to Fashion Photography for kids


November 18th - December 16th, 2022

Fashion Photography is a creative gateway to self-discovery in individuality and self-expression. It’s an opportunity to collaborate and plan creative projects with artistic friends. It ... 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