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We offer courses for varied interests for crafters, hobbyists or for someone wanting to explore their creative talent for pleasure or career.

Course Offerings 

Sculpture: Creating Art in 3 Dimensions

Together we will investigate the question: "How do you make a sculpture?" Participants will have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of materials as we explore how art concepts apply to creating in 3 dimensions.

This is part of our SUNY Summer Arts Academy for high school aged students.

Digital Photography and Image Editing

This intensive photography workshop will provide everything for the aspiring photographer. We will take advantage of the extended time together to photograph inside and outside using their cameras to full effect. Participants will learn all about camera functions, camera usage, studio lighting, printing photographs as well as introductions to photographic artists and how they can teach us how to make powerful images.

This is part of our SUNY Summer Arts Academy for high school aged students.

Developing Personal Narrative in Drawing

In this workshop students will learn to use their own objects, photographs and memories combined with landscapes and text to create more personal story - telling drawings. Classes will center on learning positive and negative drawing techniques in charcoal and graphite. All levels welcome!

This is part of our SUNY Summer Arts Academy for high school aged students.

Animation 101

In this intro level class, students will learn the basic principles of animation! Using these principles, students will be able to see their animated projects come to life using both traditional and digital techniques. Students will work through various animation exercises to create a demo reel showcasing their animation skills.

This is part of our SUNY Summer Arts Academy for high school aged students.

Discover Digital Photography

This course will teach you all about digital cameras, from DSLRs to smart phone cameras and what different equipment is used for. You will learn about different display methods for your camera, including sizing, print options, online storage, and how social media factors into digital photography. 24 hours.

Registration link. Online $119

Introduction to Digital Scrapbooking

Learn to use digital editing techniques to show off your photos and memorabilia in Introduction to Digital Scrapbooking! Using Photoshop Elements, this course will teach you how to make the most of your scrapbooking talents and artistic ideas when you combine traditional and digital scrapbooking. 24 hours.

Registration link. Online $119

Introduction to Interior Design

Interior design takes training as well as talent, and these lessons will give you the know-how you need to design a room from floor to ceiling. You'll delve into color theory, industry trends, spatial arrangements, floor plans, traditional and modern interior design ideas, and other basics. 24 hours.

Registration link. Online $119

Photographing Nature with Your Digital Camera

In this course, you'll learn about the many aspects of outdoor photography as well as how to master your digital camera's controls and features. With the knowledge you gain in this course, you'll be taking exceptional nature photos in no time. 24 hours.

Registration link. Online $119


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Personal and Professional Skills 

Experience instructor-led or self-paced enjoyable, clear, uncomplicated, fast, and convenient learning! Expert instructors, interactive quizzes, assignments and an online discussion area available via the web.

Example of courses – Drawing for Absolute Beginners,  Beginners Writer’s Workshop, Creative Writing Value Suite, How to Make Money from your Writing, Introduction to Photoshop CS6, Mystery Writing. Learn more.







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