Educating and inspiring all to create and enjoy the visual arts.

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The Genesee Center for the Arts & Education is a community of makers, from the established artist to dabbler. Connect with us by joining as a member or enrolling in a class today.


adult courses


kids courses

The Natural Landscape

Learn the fundamentals of landscape photography utilizing composition, light, and techniques to maximize the impact of an image. This class will cover lens filters, creative ...


This 6 week class will follow the transformative states of a copper plate, with the assistance of an acid bath. We will go over the ...

Portrait Touch-Up With Photoshop

Learn the basics of touching-up & smoothing skin, enhancing eyes, subtle face & body sculpting and other techniques that will enhance your portraits. To achieve ...

Drypoint Etching

Be the first Rochester printmakers to work on the Centers new etching presses! Artists will begin by drawing directly onto a zinc plate using a ...

Hot Shoe Flash

This class will focus on the use of a hot-shoe flash for your DSLR. Have you ever taken a photo of someone where one side ...

& Events

Farm to Table: Migrant and Seasonal Workers

Nov 07th - Jan 30th

An exploration of the migrant worker community in the Rochester area. Group photography exhibition led by photojournalists Arleen Thaler. 

Chili Cookoff

November 14th, 4:30 p.m.

Bring some Tums along with your appetite if you think you can take the heat. Contenders from over a dozen Rochester eateries are duking it out for top honors in ...


December 05th, noon

Our annual Open House and Sale. Shop for holiday gifts, see free demos, and try your hand at the potters wheel or make a letterpress card. Great fun for the ...

This project is funded by a grant from the Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester through support received from Rochester Area Community Foundation.