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

TRAC: After School Visual Art Program (Ages 14-17)

Young Artists—get on TRAC! The Rochester Arts Creatives (TRAC) is a 12-week afterschool program providing teens a challenging artistic learning experience along with mentorship and ...

Fundamentals of Drawing

In this class we’ll focus on developing observational skills and drawing techniques, using a variety of drawing media. No prior experience with drawing is required ...


Learn to use traditional methods like pinching, coil, and slab to build functional and/or sculptural work. The skills learned are perfect for an absolute beginner ...

Intermediate Wheel Throwing

For those with some experience, the Intermediate class will broaden your knowledge base with more complicated projects, lidded forms, plates, and handles. The class fee ...

Intro to Photoshop

Learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop CS6 such as tools including move, crop, marquee, rubber stamp, paint bucket, etc.; functions including exposure, brightness/contrast, and color ...

& Events

ChasingNirvanaClean: Photographs by Simone Ochrym

Sep 07th - Oct 20th

ChasingNirvanaClean is a photojournalism/storytelling project by photographer Simone Ochrym that focuses on people in recovery from addiction. The purpose of ...

Wintercraft Open House & Holiday Sale

December 01st, 10 a.m.

Join us for our annual Open House! Come get in the holiday spirit by making crafts and shopping for holiday gifts; see free demos or participate in letterpress, ceramic, and book ...

Flower City Pottery Invitational

October 11th, 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 ...

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.