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

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The Flower City Arts Center 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

Kids Animation (Ages 8-12)

Have fun with animation! Students will learn how to bring their drawings and stories to life using hand-made optical toys and digital stop motion technology. ...

Art as Political Tool

During the 1970’s Argentinian dictatorship – the “dirty war” – the abuelas del plaza de mayo protested the government’s kidnapings by taking to the streets ...

Reduction Printing

Reduction printing -- In this four-session class, students will print an edition using one block to print several colors. Instruction covers tips for creating a ...

Darkroom Toning Workshop

Transform your silver gelatin prints using toners! Explore Selenium, Sepia, Copper and Iron Blue to achieve rich burgundy, brown, peach, and blue tones. The class ...

Photography as a Business

Learn what it takes to turn your hobby into a business! Topics will include taxes, accounting, insurance, marketing and calculating how much to charge clients.

& Events

LUZ DEL DÍA: Copyrighting the Light of Day

Mar 03rd - Mar 31st

Photography Artist-in-Residence (AIR) Exhibition by Stephanie Mercedes In response to the Argentine Bill No. 2517-D-2015 that would erase all photographic ...

Flower City Pottery Invitational 2017

October 13th, 6 p.m.

This is a unique opportunity for collectors, clay enthusiasts and anyone who appreciates finely-crafted, handmade work to meet and talk with masters of the field and see a large body ...

Seconds From the Flame

March 10th, 10 a.m.

Glaze oddities, prototypes, last season's designs, slight imperfections - this is your chance to purchase great works of handcrafted pottery very inexpensively! Get a dish for a deal and a bargain ...

Flower City Arts Center is supported by funding from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.