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

Image of The Flower City Arts Center demonstrating their  program

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

Zine Workshop

Express yourself! Through collage, drawing, and juxtaposing images with text, zines (short for fanzine or magazine) students will learn to make their own small circulation, ...

Studio Photography for Teens (Ages 14-17)

In this weeklong workshop students will design historical scenes using various toys and materials creating their own interpretation of history and identity. Students will then ...

Creating Letterpress Plates with Adobe Illustrator

Create photopolymer plates for letterpress printing using Adobe Illustrator. After spending two weeks in the digital lab learning some Illustrator basics and how best to ...

Papermaking for Artists

We consider hand papermaking an art in itself. However many artists want handmade paper for use in other processes. Everyone knows how much handmade paper ...

Superheroes, Archetypes, and Idols: Reimagining Feminine Role Models Through Self-Portraiture

We are witnessing a shift in the scope and representation of what it means to be female in contemporary culture. Using mythology, depth psychology, and ...

& Events

the ecology of relationships

Aug 03rd - Aug 25th

From artist Lane Chapman: Inspired by observations of daily life, Lane’s work explores the symbiotic relationships of living organisms and ...

the ecology of relationships Reception

August 03rd, 6 p.m.

Please join us in the Firehouse Gallery for new works by Artists-In-Residence, Lane Chapman and Anina Major.

Friday Fling: Book Arts

August 10th, 6 p.m.

Advanced registration & payment required. A 3-hour whirlwind of letterpress printing, hand papermaking, and bookbinding. Leave with lots of goodies. Start your weekend off right! Create with us while you sip ...

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.