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

Friday Fling: Ceramics

The perfect date night – come to the studio and learn to throw a bowl! We provide the clay, the tools, and of course the ...

Graphic Design with Illustrator

Develop or improve graphic design skills while mastering the fundamentals of Adobe Illustrator, a professional imaging publishing software most notable for creating vector artwork, logos, ...

The Situational Portrait

Learn how to take better portraits without owning a studio. Using natural and available light, you will discover techniques to help you improve your images ...

Alternative Process: Kallitype

The art of making the wet print is revived in this fusion of digital printing and ancient photographic process. You'll create highly detailed, specialized negatives ...

Take Better Pictures

Do you know how to use your camera but would like your resulting photographs to have more impact? Learn how to take better pictures through ...

& Events

Under Safelight: Photographs by Chris Holmquist, Jonathan Merritt, & Mark J. Watts

Nov 11th - Dec 30th

Under Safelight is an exhibition celebrating darkroom photography by showcasing the recent work of three of our Photography program teachers. ...

Friday Fling: Photography (Cyanotype)

December 09th, 6 p.m.

Advanced registration & payment required. Experience the magic of photography in a night of darkroom experimentation. Bring a date or your friends and have a drink on us while you create ...

Under Safelight: Photographs by Chris Holmquist, Jonathan Merritt, & Mark J. Watts Reception

November 11th, 6 p.m.

Join us for the opening reception of Under Safelight, an exhibition of recent work by three of our darkroom Photography teachers.

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