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Upcoming Classes

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Go Retro for Teens: Intro to Film Photography

July 19th - August 16th, 2024

In this class teens 14 and up will have an amazing opportunity to learn the fundamentals of photography from the camera to the darkroom! Learn ... more

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Letterpress Angle Chase

July 20th - July 20th, 2024

Traditional letterpress is often seen as a strictly constrained printing method where type is locked into a 90 degree grid. The Rotary Angle Chase allows ... more

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Macro Photography in Nature

Session 1: July 21st - July 21st, 2024
Session 2: July 29th - July 29th, 2024

Create powerful images of flowers, leaves, and other small things found in nature. This course will take a close look at what macro has to ... more

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Shibori & Indigo Dye

July 21st - July 21st, 2024

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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RISO 101

July 21st - July 21st, 2024

Take this class to learn the basics of printing and reproducing work on the Risograph duplicator and become an authorized RISO user in the Book ... more

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Video Production

Session 1: July 23rd - August 20th, 2024
Session 2: July 23rd - August 20th, 2024

Are you interested in the production and process of video recording and filmmaking? This class will provide a perfect entry point! Work with Canon cameras, ... more

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Trace Monotypes

July 23rd - July 23rd, 2024

Trace Monoprinting is a simple, low-tech process that can be done without a printing press. It has a fuzzy line quality and can be quick ... more

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Media Team Projects

July 24th - August 29th, 2024

The summer media team will work on creating videos about artists and the history of Flower City Arts Center. Students will create video projects while ... more

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Portrait Retouching

July 24th - July 24th, 2024

Use Photoshop to improve your portrait retouching skills. This class is a quick one-day workshop that will pay off in providing your subjects with retouching ... more

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Wednesday Workshop: Gelli Plate Printing

July 24th - July 24th, 2024

Discover the art of gelli plate printing in our three-hour workshop, where you'll create monotypes using found objects and organic shapes. With ink, brushes, and ... more

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Gyotaku - Fish Printing [Ages 6+]

July 28th - July 28th, 2024

Originating in 19th century Japan, gyotaku (meaning "print fish") developed from the need to record the exact size of a trophy catch and evolved into ... more

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A Taste of Encaustics

July 29th - July 29th, 2024

Encaustic painting is the process of using melted and pigmented beeswax to create paintings and mixed-media works. In this three-hour workshop, students will have the ... more

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The 'New Cyanotype' Process

July 30th - July 30th, 2024

New cyanotype’ is an improvement on the original cyanotype process. Invented by Mike Ware in the 1990s, the 'new cyanotype' offers an improved tonal range ... more

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Plant Bundle Dyeing

July 30th - July 30th, 2024

Bundle dyeing is an innovative process that allows for the direct transfer of natural dyes and their herbal qualities into cloth.In this workshop you will ... more

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Wednesday Workshop: Papermaking 101

July 31st - July 31st, 2024

In this introductory workshop, students will learn the basics of hand papermaking, including pulp preparation, sheet forming, couching, pressing, and drying. No prior experience necessary. ... more

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Linoleum Printing II: Reduction Prints

August 1st - August 22nd, 2024

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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Photographing Live Shows

August 1st - August 29th, 2024

In this class, participants will go out to a few live shows during class and learn best practices when photographing music events. Instructor Robert Lee ... more

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Writing with Light (Ages 12 - 14)

August 5th - August 9th, 2024

Click Here To RegisterThe word photography means “writing with light.” Using a 35mm film camera (provided) and a pen and notebook, we will explore the ... more

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Poetry, Pottery, & Paper (Age 8 – 11) for kids

August 5th - August 9th, 2024

Click Here to RegisterThis collaboration between Writers & Books and the Flower City Arts Center provides a unique opportunity to merge visual arts with creative ... more

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Intro to Abstract Painting

August 6th - August 27th, 2024

In this 4-week class, students will experiment with color, mark-making, line, shape, and composition to develop their own techniques for making non-representational paintings. We will ... more

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Darkroom: Black and White Film Developing

August 6th - August 13th, 2024

This 2-day workshop will get you started on the journey of developing your own film or get you refreshed so that you can get back ... more

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Wednesday Workshop: RISO Stationery

August 7th - August 7th, 2024

Primarily this workshop will focus on using basic drawing tools to create hand lettering and collage elements on paper. At the end of the class, ... more

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Block Printing on Fabric

August 10th - August 10th, 2024

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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Paper Marbling

August 10th - August 10th, 2024

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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How to Use Your Flash

Session 1: August 12th - August 19th, 2024
Session 2: August 12th - August 19th, 2024

Did your camera come with or did you purchase a flash accessory but you're not sure how to use it? This quick 2-day workshop will ... more

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Handmade Paper Books

August 13th - August 22nd, 2024

Learn the basics of papermaking and bookbinding in one class! The first two sessions of this class will focus on the art of papermaking by ... more

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Wednesday Workshop: Hardcover Coptic Binding

August 14th - August 14th, 2024

Make your own journal or sketchbook in this afternoon bookbinding workshop! Coptic binding has been a durable and beautiful binding technique for almost two thousand ... more

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Considering the Photo Essay

August 16th - August 23rd, 2024

Producing a photographic essay is a compelling way to express your point of view and establish a unique voice in your photography. Join us as ... more

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Vandercook Refresher

August 18th - August 18th, 2024

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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Intro to Letterpress Experimentation

August 19th - August 19th, 2024

In this one-day workshop, learn how to create spontaneous and fun compositions on the letterpress. By creating printing plates out of found materials, using new ... more

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Wednesday Workshop: Letterpress Modular Blox

August 21st - August 21st, 2024

The P22 Blox system presents 8 basic shapes from which any letterforms can be built in a variety of ways. The P22 Blox are 72 ... more

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Wednesday Workshop: Paste Paper

August 21st - August 21st, 2024

Paste paper is one of the oldest forms of decorative paper used by bookbinders and can be found in centuries-old books. The distinctive qualities of ... more

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Drypoint Etching

August 24th - August 24th, 2024

Drypoint 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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Tintype Workshop

August 24th - August 24th, 2024

This make-and-take workshop will provide participants with a basic introduction, overview, and demonstration of the wet plate collodion process with a hands-on approach. Students will ... more

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Say YES to the PRESS!

August 25th - August 25th, 2024

Explore the fascinating history of printing technology in this interactive workshop. Led by Mitch Cohen, the founding director of the Printmaking & Book Arts division, ... more

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Wednesday Workshop: Japanese Side Stitch

August 28th - August 28th, 2024

Learn to bind a book with Japanese side stitch! Many decorative stitch patterns are possible for these soft-cover books. No prior bookbinding experience is necessary. ... more

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Sports Photography

August 28th - September 11th, 2024

Get out to a game and improve your sports photography skills! Instructor, Joe Territo is an award-winning photographer who began his professional career in 1984 ... more

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Simple Hardcover Binding

August 29th - August 29th, 2024

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

Active Classes

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Intermediate Wheel

Session 1: June 24th - August 12th, 2024
Session 2: June 26th - August 14th, 2024

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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VIVA! Short Course on Handbuilding (Ages 55+)

June 24th - July 29th, 2024

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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June 24th - August 19th, 2024

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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Intro to the Wheel

Session 1: June 24th - August 12th, 2024
Session 2: June 25th - August 13th, 2024
Session 3: June 26th - August 21st, 2024
Session 4: June 28th - August 16th, 2024
Session 5: June 30th - August 25th, 2024

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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Figure Sculpture

June 25th - August 20th, 2024

This class will examine modern and historical representations of the figure in art. Students will spend the first four weeks of the class sculpting small-scale ... more

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Advanced Wheel

June 25th - August 13th, 2024

For the accomplished potter, Andy will provide individualized attention, with a focus on refining your craft and enhancing your personal style work. Included: 20 pounds ... more

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Intro to Wheel II

June 28th - August 16th, 2024

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

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Advanced Handbuilding Techniques

June 28th - August 23rd, 2024

Interested in furthering your handbuilding skills? This class builds upon techniques taught in beginner handbuilding to help you create self-directed projects. Zara will advise, support, ... more

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Teen Wheel (ages 13 - 19)

June 30th - August 25th, 2024

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 clay ... more

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Fundamentals of Drawing

July 3rd - August 7th, 2024

In this class students 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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Drawing 101 for Teens (Ages 13 - 18)

July 8th - July 29th, 2024

Unleash your artistic potential in our dynamic drawing class designed exclusively for teens! Whether you're a budding artist or just starting your creative journey, this ... more

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Lovin' Letterpress

July 8th - July 29th, 2024

Immerse yourself in letterpress printing! Browse our vast collection of vintage metal and wood type, image cuts, and ornaments to create a variety of projects ... more

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Go Retro with Film: Introduction to Photography

Session 1: July 9th - August 20th, 2024
Session 2: July 9th - August 20th, 2024

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

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Video Production For Teens

July 9th - July 30th, 2024

Explore the exciting world of video production! This comprehensive class offers a unique opportunity for teens (14 and up) who are passionate or curious about ... more

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Intro to Digital Photography

Session 1: July 10th - August 21st, 2024
Session 2: July 10th - August 21st, 2024

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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Take Better Pictures

Session 1: July 10th - August 21st, 2024
Session 2: July 12th - August 23rd, 2024

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

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Paper-Maché Your Trash!

July 11th - August 1st, 2024

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 Fashion Photography

July 11th - August 22nd, 2024

Intro to Fashion Photography provides a space to collaborate with fellow creatives while letting you discover or rediscover yourself creatively. Additionally, it is a chance ... more

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Intro to Adobe Illustrator

July 11th - July 25th, 2024

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

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Intro to Oil Painting

July 12th - August 2nd, 2024

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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Summer Waterfalls

July 14th - August 11th, 2024

Immerse yourself in nature's dynamic beauty with our Summer Waterfalls photography field trips class. Join us as we take a captivating journey through lush landscapes ... more

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Victorian Hair Art History & Craft

July 14th - August 11th, 2024

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

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Intro to Video Editing

Session 1: July 15th - August 26th, 2024
Session 2: July 15th - August 26th, 2024

If you are interested in learning how to edit video, this class will teach you how to import footage, structure an edit, match up sync ... more

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Young Artist Camp (Ages 8-12) for kids

July 15th - July 19th, 2024

This week-long camp 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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Collagraph Printmaking

July 15th - July 22nd, 2024

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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Picturing Home

July 15th - August 19th, 2024

Participants will utilize their photographic skills to convey emotions, document significant locations, and capture experiences associated with their sense of home and belonging. The course ... more

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Darkroom: Black and White Printing

July 16th - July 23rd, 2024

This 2-day workshop is for anyone interested in learning how to make black and white prints in the darkroom or for those looking for a ... more

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Advanced DSLR Photography

July 16th - August 20th, 2024

Take your DSLR photography skills to the next level and improve your images by refining your workflow from capture to print. Learn to process your ... more

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Small Town Street Photography

July 18th - August 1st, 2024

Street Photography is a longstanding genre in the photographic world that blends art and journalism to document humanity as we go about our daily lives. ... more

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Stay Retro

July 18th - August 15th, 2024

If you love photographing with film, want to get back into the darkroom or you took our Go Retro class and need more time to ... more