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

Image of The Genesee Center for the Arts & Education demonstrating their  program

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

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 expressive material, ...

Drypoint Etching

Artists will begin by drawing directly onto a zinc plate using a sharp needle. Prints are made by placing ink inside of the rough burr ...

Outdoor Portraiture

Learn to take pleasing outdoor portraits in harsh outdoor lighting conditions. Participants will need a hot-shoe flash with TTL and manual capabilities. Learn to use ...


This 6 week class will follow the transformative states of a copper plate, with the assistance of an acid bath. We will go over the ...

Compositing Images with Photoshop

Compositing is the process of combining elements taken from two (or more) different image sources and blending them together to make a single composition. Learn ...

& Events

The Artist Within: Annual Photography Volunteer Exhibit

Feb 12th - May 27th

For more than a decade the Genesee Center for the Arts & Education photography volunteers have allowed individuals to not ...

Spokes & Ink

June 04th, noon

Simply put, Spokes & Ink is a festival celebrating bike lovers and bike-inspired poster art. It’s a Monroe Ave mashup of cycling enthusiasts, local artists, cold beer, live music, unique ...

2nd Annual Upstate New York Wayzgoose

June 04th, noon

Genesee Center for the Arts & Education is hosting the 2nd Annual Upstate New York Wayzgoose on Saturday June 4, 2016 from noon to 5pm. It is a celebration of ...

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