Class Archive


The welfare of our staff, teachers, students, and artists is critical.

We are working hard to resume in person classes as quickly and safely as we can. Many of our classes listed below are virtual, offering live student-instructor interaction, using the Zoom platform. As we are able to offer in person classes, class sizes will be small so as to ensure social distancing, and everyone will be required to wear face coverings at all times within the Center. In order to accommodate as many students as may be interested, we will be offering hybrid classes with an in person option as well as a virtual option. The classes described below will indicate whether they are virtual, in person, or hybrid with either an in person or virtual option.

We are pleased to announce a series of week-long summer youth camps. The camps will be for ages 5-7, 8-11, 13-17 and 12-18. They will be small groups (generally no more than 6) in order to maintain social distancing, and will be a mix of indoor and outdoor art activities. Students and staff will all be required to wear face coverings and practice all required hygiene and social distancing. Sign up soon as they are sure to fill up quickly.

We will be opening for limited in Center activities beginning Saturday, June 27, 2020 under the Governor's Phase 4. When you come into the Center, you must observe all posted requirements. You must not enter the building, or must leave immediately, if you have any COVID-19 symptoms (i.e., fever or chills, dry cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, fatigue, muscle or body aches, etc.). You must wear a face covering at all times or you will be denied entry and asked to leave. You must follow all directional signs and practice social distancing while inside the Center. And, you must practice all CDC recommended hygiene procedures. We take your health and safety - and the health and safety of our staff, instructors, artists, studio artists, and visitors - very seriously.

The majority of the time our staff continues to work remotely and can be reached via email. For our list of email addresses, please visit our About page. If you need immediate assistance, please call our Google Voice number at 585-687-8215.

For the time being, walk-in studio services remain suspended. Studio artists with keyed access are required to wear face coverings, to practice safe distancing and to follow our hygiene and cleaning postings.


Information on tuition assistance for classes at Flower City Arts Center can be found here.

If our classes aren't exactly what you're looking for, find information about our private, customizable lessons here.

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Advanced Wheel - Winter 2020


For the accomplished potter, Kyle will provide individualized attention, with the focus on refining your craft, and enhancing your own personal style work. An area ... more

Intro to Risograph Printing - Winter 2020


Learn what all the hype is about! Students will print an edition of 10, 3-color 8.5”x11” prints of their own design created during this workshop. ... more

Meet the Flower City Arts Center - Winter 2020


Get to know the Flower City Arts Center! Check out our firehouse and see behind the scenes with our Executive Director. Learn about our history ... more

Monoprinting - Winter 2020


One print is pulled at a time and no two prints are alike with this painterly printmaking method. Techniques include transfer, reductive and additive, plus ... more

Flash! Fiction and Photography (Ages 14-17) for kids - Winter 2020


**Call Writers & Books, 585-473-2590 x107 for more information or to register.** In this collaborative experience with Writers & Books students will create their own ... more

Mini Journal Fling - Winter 2020


Learn how to make mini journals for yourself or to give as gifts. In this introductory course, you will learn how to make a journal ... more

Lovin’ Letterpress - Winter 2020


Immerse yourself in letterpress printing. Choose from our hundreds of fonts and learn to handset type from California Job cases. Print from a variety of ... more

Friday Fling: Ceramics - Winter 2020


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

Intro to Bookbinding - Winter 2020


In this introductory course, you will learn several hand-sewn book structures perfect for making pocket notebooks, address, journals, sketchbooks, and more. You’ll leave with the ... more

Handbuilding - Winter 2020


Learn to use traditional methods like pinching, coil, and slab to build functional and/or sculptural work. The skills learned are perfect for an absolute beginner ... more

Alternative Techniques in Collage - Winter 2020


Learn approaches to making collages through analog and digital processes. You will create collages and explore different approaches to manipulate and reproduce them through various ... more

Sports Photography: Amerks - Winter 2020


Learn what it takes to get great action sports photographs. The first class will provide students with advice and techniques dealing with etiquette, credentials, equipment, ... more

Friday Fling: Book Arts - Winter 2020


Start your weekend off right! Create with us while you sip your favorite adult beverage. A 3-hour whirlwind of letterpress printing, hand papermaking, and bookbinding. ... more

Creating Letterpress Plates with Adobe Illustrator - Winter 2020


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 ... more

Advanced Handbuilding: focus on Alternative Techniques - Winter 2020


For those with some handbuilding experience, this class will focus on more complex projects and individual explorations are encouraged. Special consideration will be given to ... more

Pop-Ups - Winter 2020


Come satisfy your curiosity about how pop up books and cards are made. Learn basic cutting and folding techniques for wrangling a flat piece of ... more

Creating Letterpress Plates with Adobe Illustrator - Spring 2020


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

Watercolor Painting - Winter 2020


Take your watercolor paintings to the next level or learn the basics. We'll cover how to plan your painting no matter the subject. We will ... more

Fundamentals of Drawing - Winter 2020


In this class we’ll focus on developing observational skills and drawing techniques, using a variety of drawing media. No prior experience with drawing is required ... more

Mud Slingers I (Ages 6-9) for kids - Winter 2020


Mudslingers will give the young artist a complete understanding of the handbuilt ceramic process, from working the clay to creating and glazing their own unique ... more

Figurative Sculpture: the maquette and the vessel - Winter 2020


This class will take a look at modern and historical representations of the figure in art. Students will spend the first four weeks of the ... more

Viva! Short Course on Handbuilding (Ages 55+) - Winter 2020


Perfect for beginners or those with more experience, this class focuses on the handbuilding process through unique projects. Make a wine cooler, sushi tray, and ... more

Paper Marbling - Winter 2020


Paper marbling is a method of aqueous surface design, which can produce patterns similar to marble or other stone. It is often employed as a ... more

Be My Valentine! Family Jewelry Class (Ages 4+) for kids - Winter 2020


Create one-of-a-kind beads and pendants, using textured mats and handbuilding techniques. You'll be able to add color with underglaze. Ages 4 and up, accompanied by ... more

Papermaking for Artists - Winter 2020


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 ... more