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. 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 also working to develop a series of week-long summer youth camps. The camps will be for ages 5-7 and 8-11. They will be small groups (no more than 6) in order to maintain social distancing, and will be a mix of indoor and outdoor art activities. If you are interested in enrolling your child in one of our camps and would like to be added to our list, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Although we will have staff at times in the building, 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.
June 6th - June 20th, 2020
Learn how to create a book structure that is a combination of the hardcover with the Long and Link. A unique part of this binding ... more
Session 1: June 7th - June 7th, 2020
Session 2: June 14th - June 14th, 2020
Session 3: June 21st - June 21st, 2020
Session 4: June 28th - June 28th, 2020
Join us on Zoom for Sunday Afternoon Artist Talks. Each artist will give a presentation about their work and answer questions. The talks are free ... more
June 10th - July 29th, 2020
Summer is arriving, flowers are blooming, and it's a great time to get creative! Flower Power is an eight-week online class featuring flower-themed projects led ... more
June 13th - June 13th, 2020
RESCHEDULED!! Join us for a refreshing cerveza or two during an evening of experimental film processing! Process up to two rolls of black & white ... more
Session 1: July 16th - August 27th, 2020
Session 2: July 16th - August 27th, 2020
Take this introductory class first to truly understand the fundamentals of photography. Experience the basic elements of photography. No camera or prior knowledge needed. Learn ... more
August 3rd - August 7th, 2020
In this collaborative experience with Writers & Books, you will handbuild a ceramic book, write pottery-inspired poems, interview real artists, make paper, and use a ... more
August 22nd - August 22nd, 2020
Create an edition of 10 prints of your own design using our RISO digital duplicator! Learn how the RISO works and how you can quickly ... more
September 13th - November 8th, 2020
RESCHEDULED! For those with some handbuilding experience, this class will focus on more complex projects and individual explorations are encouraged. Special consideration will be given ... more
Session 1: September 14th - November 2nd, 2020
Session 2: September 15th - November 3rd, 2020
Session 3: September 16th - November 4th, 2020
Session 4: September 17th - November 12th, 2020
Session 5: September 18th - November 13th, 2020
RESCHEDULED! For beginners, this 8-week Introduction class covers the basics of wheel-thrown, functional work. You will learn to master the cylinder, the gateway form to ... more
April 17th - June 27th, 2020
RESCHEDULE IN PROCESS. DATE TBD. "Our Vision, Our Voice" is a free program for teen girls enrolled in the Rochester City School District who are ... more
May 21st - June 11th, 2020
Learn the basics of linoleum block printing to create cards, fine art prints, or to add your own imagery to your letterpress work. Students will ... more
May 25th - June 15th, 2020
The definitions and representations of “landscape” in the fine arts have greatly evolved since the early inception of the genre (in painting and drawing then) ... more
June 3rd - July 22nd, 2020
RESCHEDULED! For those with throwing experience, Andy will cover the entire process, from throwing suitable forms, to adding texture on freshly thrown and leather hard ... more