171 Cedar Arts Center
171 Cedar Street
CorningNY  14830
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See All Classes: Winter Schedule

How do I register for classes? 
We are not accepting registrations on our old website. Please call us at 607-936-4647, e-mail  info@171cedararts.org.

Teen/Adult

Soapmaking 101

 (1 day)
with Allison Duncan

Learn to make soap with Corning's very own CraftFarm! With demos and hands on experience, students will create their own custom soap with natural colorants and additives. Students will wrap the bars and take home 2 pounds (8-10 bars) to keep or share as gifts! All supplies included.

Intro to Cold Process Soapmaking (ID# 2017-4345)

 (1 day)
Ages: 16+
Members - $117.00 / Non-Members - $140.00

Saturday and Sunday, January 20 and 21, 2018
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Drake House - Art Room
Please register by January 18 at noon.

Please bring a lunchtime snack. You may bring your own apron and safety glasses, otherwise provided.

This workshop needs 3 more students to open.

Soapmaking 101 | February Workshop (ID# 2017-4344)

 (1 day)
Ages: 16+
Members - $50.00 / Non-Members - $60.00

Saturday, February 10, 2017
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Drake House - Art Room
Please register by February 8 at noon.

Please bring a lunchtime snack. You may bring your own apron and safety glasses, otherwise provided.

This workshop needs 4 more people to open.

Teen/Adult 10px 3

Mastering DSLR Manual Mode

 (5 weeks)
with Jess Aiduk

   

Isn't it frustrating when you can't quite seem to capture a photo the way you want? Do you wonder what your camera is capable of but get overwhelmed by the 82 buttons and endlessly confusing settings? Bring your camera, and Jessica will help you take baby steps out of automatic mode and into manual mode. With one on one time, you'll learn what creative controls your camera has to offer. Along the way, you will master the basics of good composition. You will learn all the technical and creative tools you need to make your digital art come to life. Prepare to take walks down to the Gaffer District and practice materials covered in class.

Mastering DSLR Manual Mode (ID# 2017-4392)

 (5 weeks)
Ages: Adult
Members - $112.00 / Non-Members - $134.00
Fridays, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
January 19 - February 16, 2018
Drake House - Conference Room | Ensemble Room on February 2, 2018
Please register by January 17 at noon.

This class needs 3 more students to open.
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Photoshop for Beginners (ID# 2017-4394)

 (5 weeks)
with Jess Aiduk
Ages: 16+
Members - $112.00 / Non-Members - $134.00

This class will cover the basic ways that a photographer might use Photoshop to make edits to their photos. We will work step by step through instructor provided photos until we learn the concepts, then we will use student photos for homework assignments. The class will cover correcting exposure, adjusting for unwanted color-cast, conversion to black & white, healing blemishes, and removing distracting elements from photos. Students will leave the class with a basic proficiency and an understanding of most Photoshop tools.

Fridays, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
March 9 - April 13, 2018 | No Class: March 30, 2018
Drake House - Ensemble Room
Please register by March 7 at noon.

This class needs 3 more students to open.

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Nighttime Photography: Holiday Edition (ID# 2017-4325)

 (1 Day)
with Jess Aiduk
Ages: 16+
Members - $34.00 / Non-Members - $40.00

Join Jess for a Holiday twist on our Nighttime Photography Workshop! Class will start inside with some Christmas lights as we discuss how to capture long twinkly starbursts of light. Once we have the concepts of long exposure down, we'll walk outside to Market Street to photograph the tree lights and other holiday decorations. Please dress warm and note that a tripod and DSLR camera are essential! If you need a tripod for the class, let us know. This class will be canceled in the event a dangerous wintery mix, but class will go on if there’s snow. Please contact Jess at lifewejess@gmail.com to discuss what types of rain sleeve you can purchase for your camera equipment in the event of snow. Be prepared for a Christmas light show OR a Snowy Adventure! 

Thursday, December 14, 2017
5:00 - 8:00 PM
Drake House - Art West Studio & Gaffer District
Please register by December12 at noon.

This workshop is SOLD OUT. We have other photography classes that are offered in January and March - keep checking back for more!
 

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Travel Photography Workshop (ID# 2017-4396)

 (1 Day)
with Jess Aiduk
Ages: 16+
Members - $34.00 / Non-Members - $40.00

Brush up on the tips and tricks you need to make your summer vacation photos really shine. Whether you have travel plans to the ocean, the mountains, or a distant city, Jess will discuss creative methods of capturing the moment. Learn how to take artistic photos with minimal gear. A DSLR camera is not required for this workshop, but manual mode settings will be discussed. Document your travels with confidence and preserve those vacation memories forever! Students should have basic photography skills.

Friday, March 2, 2018
5:00 - 8:00 PM
Drake House - Ensemble Room
Please register by April 30 at noon.

This workshop needs 4 more students to open.