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

Encaustic Painting

Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, dates back to the Romano-Egyptian Fayum mummy portraits from the 1st Century BC. Today’s artists work with ...

Images & Words

Finding the right words to pair with photographs can be daunting. In this class, we will survey a wide range of image makers who include ...

Basic Studio Lighting

Instruction will include various techniques in the use of the studio's White Lightning strobes in multiple lighting configurations, as well as other equipment such as ...

Smush & Smash (Ages 3-5)

Four weeks of fun smushing and smashing clay, for ages 3 – 5 with their caregiver/adult. Your child will get their first experience with this ...

Zine Workshop

Through collage, drawing, and juxtaposing images with text, zines (short for fanzine or magazine) students will learn to make their own small circulation, self-published works. ...

& Events

The Painted Photograph: Kallitypes by Jen Pereña

Jan 12th - Feb 16th

Jen Pereña presents a new body of work created during her five-month residency in the Photography & Digital Arts department. ...

KCC: Darkroom Experience

February 23rd, 1 p.m.

Flower City Arts Center is thrilled to partner with the Kodak Camera Club to bring you an afternoon in the darkroom! Participants are invited to bring their negatives (35mm, 120, or ...

Valentine's Day Card Printing

February 09th, 10 a.m.

Will you be our Valentine? Come join us in our Printmaking & Bookarts Studio and make a one of a kind Valentine's Day card. Create the perfect, thoughtful, hand-made gift ...

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.