The welfare of our staff, teachers, students, and artists is critical. We are contacting students in our remaining Winter classes with sessions scheduled through 3/27 regarding re-scheduling or an option for credit. Spring 2020 classes are slated to begin on 4/13.
For those visiting the Center as artists/renters, here are some important considerations and updates regarding our daily operations in the meantime. Thank you and we hope to create art with you shortly!
For the welfare of our staff, teachers, students, and artists, most of our staff will be working 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, we have suspended all walk-in studio services. Studio artists with keyed access are encouraged to practice safe distancing and to follow our cleaning suggestions.
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.
We are currently inviting any teaching visual artist to instruct a one-day workshop or series of class sessions that are culturally-based to submit a short proposal for a teaching opportunity at Flower City Arts Center. Please apply today!
Deadline for Summer class sessions: April 3, 2020
April 6th - April 10th, 2020
CANCELLED In this class, kids ages 5-8 will explore some of their favorite books and use clay to make creative sculptures that engage with the ... more
Session 1: April 13th - June 1st, 2020
Session 2: April 14th - June 2nd, 2020
Session 3: April 15th - June 3rd, 2020
Session 4: April 16th - June 4th, 2020
Session 5: April 17th - June 5th, 2020
RESCHEDULE IN PROCESS For beginners, this 8-week Introduction class covers the basics of wheel-thrown, functional work. You will learn to master the cylinder, the gateway ... more
April 14th - June 2nd, 2020
THIS CLASS WILL RUN ONLINE AS SCHEDULED VIA ZOOM. In this 8 week online course we will look at how photographers have dealt with concepts ... more
April 15th - June 3rd, 2020
RESCHEDULE IN PROCESS For those with throwing experience, Andy will cover the entire process, from throwing suitable forms, to adding texture on freshly thrown and ... more
April 16th - May 21st, 2020
THIS CLASS WILL RUN ONLINE VIA ZOOM. Given the challenges we face today during a pandemic, making candid street photos in public is not only ... 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
April 19th - June 14th, 2020
RESCHEDULE IN PROCESS For those with some handbuilding experience, this class will focus on more complex projects and individual explorations are encouraged. Special consideration will ... more
April 23rd - May 14th, 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
Session 1: April 25th - April 25th, 2020
Session 2: May 6th - May 13th, 2020
Session 3: June 13th - June 13th, 2020
APRIL AND MAY CLASSES POSTPONED. PLEASE REGISTER FOR THE JUNE CLASS. Create an edition of 10 prints of your own design using our RISO digital ... more
May 2nd - May 2nd, 2020
RESCHEDULE IN PROCESS. DATE TBD. Join us for a refreshing cerveza or two during an evening of experimental film processing! Process up to two rolls ... more
June 16th - June 30th, 2020
Learn how to see shapes, lines, and color and translate them into drawings on paper. We will start with fun exercises to help let go ... more
Session 1: June 22nd - June 26th, 2020
Session 2: June 22nd - June 26th, 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