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“Hands-on” Class or Art Package


“Hands-on” Classes in the Studio

There’s no time like the present to learn something new and fun!  Here at F.L.A.V.O.R. Studio, we offer standard classes in Beaded and Repurposed Jewelry-making, Basic Stained Glass techniques, and an Introductory to Mixed Media.  We don’t limit you to specific class dates and times, but allow you the flexibility to schedule a class at any mutually convenient time.

Class cost for Jewelry-making and Mixed Media begins at $40 per hour, and includes all materials, supplies and use of tools, and you’ll get to take home what you created!  A typical Stained Glass class will take about 2-2.5 hours, and has a cost of $75, with everything you need to create a small stained glass panel to take home.  We may be able to offer a special group price depending on the size of your group.

Contact us at 607-684-7630 to schedule your class!


In partnership with the Black Sheep Inn and Spa, we have created several experience packages that offer you the opportunity to get your hands dirty, and learn how to create something special of your own.  And, who know’s, you might just find some creative inspiration in the process.  Whether you are a guest of the Inn or not, these packages are available to you.  Don’t see one that fits you just right?  We’re happy to help you create the perfect Art package for you!


Experience Tiffany and Treasures Trail

Explore the fire arts of yesterday and today, right here in Corning & the Finger Lakes with the Tiffany and Treasures Trail. Along the Trail, you will find potters, glass artists, museums, and Louis Comfort Tiffany windows.   In addition to the inspiring works and artists you will encounter along the trail, we’ve arranged for you to have two, hands-on, fire arts sessions with artists on the trail. Whichever you choose, with some friendly instruction from our artists, you’ll take home beautiful handmade creations of your very own.

Your Tiffany and Treasures Experience includes:

  • Complimentary mapping for your adventure
  • Your choice of two of the following:
    • A 90-minute pottery session at Rocky Hill Pottery, where you can try your hand at “throwing” a pot of your own design
    • A 90-minute session at F.L.A.V.O.R. Studio to learn basic Stained Glass techniques
    • A 90-minute session at F.L.A.V.O.R. Studio to create a handmade, beaded jewelry item from recycled and repurposed findings
    • A Glass blowing experience at Corning Museum of Glass, with several options to choose from.
  • 2-day admission ticket to the Corning Museum of Glass
  • Black Sheep Guild card, which offers special perks with our many Guild Partners
  • Handmade “fire arts” gift from the Inn

Optional enhancements to your package:

  • Upgrade your tickets to the Corning Museum of Glass to include tickets to the Rockwell Museum of Western Art for an additional $8.50.

The Tiffany and Treasures Trail Package is $175.00 per person, is an add-on to your stay, and is not included in the cost of your guest room. This package is also available to you even if you are not a guest of the Inn. Please call us to reserve.

PLEASE NOTE: All studio time is based on availability. Pottery session does not include nominal shipping charge to ship your piece home to you once it has been fired.


Finger Lakes Gardening Package

May through October

Learn the ins and outs of container gardening with one of the experts at Massi’s Garden Center, one of the premier gardening sources in the region. The Massi family is celebrating its 90th year in the garden supply business this year. After trying your hand at container gardening, you’ll visit Sonnenberg Gardens to experience professional gardening at its best here in the Finger Lakes.

Your Finger Lakes Gardening package itinerary includes:

  • A private, one hour class at a heritage local garden center, where you will create your very own Fairy Garden, with the help of one of their expert gardeners. Your class will include:
    • Brief tutorial on miniature gardening and fairies
    • Selection of container, plant, and one garden item
    • Layout of material and planting advice
    • Maintenance instruction
    • Winter care info
    • Time for questions
  • Admission to Sonnenberg Gardens, a 50 acre Victorian Estate with nine formal gardens to explore.
  • An Inn Harvest cooler, filled with a selection of local cheeses, veggies, crackers and something sweet to enjoy within the beautiful surroundings of Sonnenberg Gardens.
  • One of our stainless steel Signature insulated water bottles, filled with iced tea or water to keep you hydrated while you explore the gardens.
  • Your very own Black Sheep Guild card, which offers exclusive perks with our many Guild Partners.
  • Complimentary mapping of the Finger Lakes region for your adventure
  • All applicable Sales Tax
  • And a special Garden-oriented Gift from the Inn

The Finger Lakes Gardening Package is $135.00 per person, and is an add-on to your stay, and not included in the cost of your guest room.  This package is also available to you even if you are not a guest of the Inn. Please call us to reserve.


Frank Lloyd Wright in the Finger Lakes Experience

Known worldwide for his groundbreaking architectural designs, Frank Lloyd Wright was also a prolific designer of stained glass windows and other decorative arts. Here in the Finger Lakes, you can get up close and personal with the refined details of several of his historic windows at the Corning Museum of Glass and the Johnson Museum of Art. In addition, we’ve arranged for you to have two, hands-on, fire arts sessions with local artists who will help you create Frank Lloyd Wright-esque pieces of your own to take home.

Your Frank Lloyd Wright in the Finger Lakes Experience includes:

  • Complimentary mapping for your adventure
  • A 90 minute Pottery session at Rocky Hill Pottery, where you will get to select colors, and glaze a pre-fired FLW inspired pottery tile.
  • A 90 minute session at F.L.A.V.O.R. Studio where you will learn basic Stained Glass techniques as you create a small panel with a FLW inspired design.
  • 2-day admission ticket to the Corning Museum of Glass to view several FLW windows in the permanent collection, as well as all of the other amazing demonstrations and exhibits.
  • Admission to the Johnson Museum of Art on Cornell University’s campus to visit the FLW windows in their collection. This pair of windows is originally from the Darwin Martin House in nearby Buffalo.
  • Black Sheep Guild card, which offers special perks with our many Guild Partners
  • Handmade gift from the Inn

Optional enhancements to your package:

  • Upgrade your tickets to the Corning Museum of Glass to include tickets to the Rockwell Museum of Western Art for an additional $8.50.

The Frank Lloyd Wright in the Finger Lakes Package is $175.00 per person, is an add-on to your stay and not included in the cost of your guest room. This package is also available to you even if you are not a guest of the Inn. Please call us to reserve.

PLEASE NOTE: All studio time is based on availability. Pottery session does not include nominal shipping charge to ship your piece home to you once it has been fired.


Build a Boat In Wine Country                           

February 17-25, 2018 or June 23-July 1, 2018

No need to go out and buy a boat, The Finger Lakes Boating Museum’s experienced staff will help you build one. To be specific, you will construct a Bevins skiff during your week-long class. At the end of the 40-hour class, you will have a full scale Bevins skiff to take home! To keep you relaxed after your time spent boat building, you will also enjoy a 30 minute session at the Spa at the Black Sheep Inn. And no visit to the Finger Lakes is complete without visiting a winery, and you will get the VIP treatment at Hazlitt’s Red Cat Cellars.

Please note that the boat building class is scheduled for February 17 through 25, 2018, is family friendly, (no children under the age of 10), includes all supplies and tools, and no previous boatbuilding experience is necessary. If you don’t have the ability to transport your boat home, delivery arrangements may be made at an additional cost.

Your Build a Boat Package includes:

  • 40 hour, weeklong class in Boat Building at the Finger Lakes Boating Museum, where you will receive detailed instruction and learn the skills needed to construct your very own Bevins skiff. Class time is 10 AM – 5 PM each day with a 1 hour break for lunch
  • Delivered lunch for 2 of the scheduled class days provided by Black Sheep Inn, including one of our signature, stainless steel insulated bottles filled with your choice of water, tea or coffee.
  • Complimentary one year membership and Behind the scenes tour at the Finger Lakes Boating Museum
  • VIP wine tasting experience & facility tour at Hazlitt’s Red Cat Cellars with the Vice President of Winemaking, Tim Benedict. Must be 21 years of age or older to taste wine/receive the Schooner Wine Bag. Complimentary Bottles of Schooner Red and Schooner Whit
  • A 30-minute Spa session at the Spa at the Black Sheep Inn to help with those sore muscles earned while building your boat.
  • Black Sheep Guild cards, which offers special perks with our many Guild Partners
  • All taxes and gratuities are included
  • and a special Handmade gift from the Inn

The Build a Boat Package is $325.00 per person, is an add-on to your stay and not included in the cost of your guest room. Pricing is based on a group of 4 people, but this package is available to any group of 2 people or more with price adjustments, up or down, based on the number of people participating. This package is also available to you even if you are not a guest of the Inn. Please call us to reserve.

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