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

Intro to Bookbinding

Have you ever looked at beautiful hand-made books and wondered how they were created but didn't know where to start? If so, then this is ...

Intro to Large Format Photography

Curious about what a large format camera is and what it can do for you? Learn basic camera functions including using tilts and swings to ...

Rencontres d’Arles

From a small group of friends discussing photography and projecting slides in the courtyard of a local museum, Les Rencontres now attracts over 70,000 visitors ...

Hardcover Journal Workshop

This workshop will go over how to stitch, glue and cover Keith Smith’s Nonadhesive Binding, Vol 1: Books without Glue or Paste— an essential to ...

Food Photography

Perfect for small business owners or foodies: Learn how to photograph your food and food-related products for advertising such as social media. You'll focus on ...

& Events

Social Reportage: Migrant Workers

Nov 07th - Jan 30th

An exploration of the migrant worker community in the Rochester area. Group photography exhibition led by photojournalists Arleen Thaler. 

Chili Cookoff

November 14th, 4:30 p.m.

Bring some Tums along with your appetite if you think you can take the heat. Contenders from over a dozen Rochester eateries are duking it out for top honors in ...


December 05th, noon

Our annual Open House and Sale. Shop for holiday gifts, see free demos, and try your hand at the potters wheel or make a letterpress card. Great fun for the ...

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