Facilities


Our facilities are available for the established artist to the dabbler. Current students may access studio hours as part of their class. Members of Flower City Arts Center may rent studio hours at varying rates depending on program area and level of access.

Ceramics


24-hour studio access and shelf space is available to Individual level (and above) members for $65/month with an initial $50 security deposit. Looking for short-term use? Hourly rental is available to Friend level members for $8/hr.

Youth Policy: A parent and child under 6: $10/hr. Parent and child 6-12: $15/hr. Children 13+ must pay the $8/hr fee along with the supervising adult. No one under 16 is allowed in the studio unaccompanied.

Kilns

Gas-fired kiln, capacity 48 cubic feet, four large electric kilns (Bailey, Crusader and Econo). Bisque and Lowfire: $1.75/pound. Δ6 & Δ10: $2/pound.

Wheels

We have two wheel throwing classrooms. There are 20 electric wheels divided between those two rooms as well as one kickwheel.

Glaze Room

We offer a wide range of glazes, providing colors for both cone 10 and cone 6. We also have a great resource library in our glaze room with many books covering history, techniques, and contemporary ceramics. It's a great spot to browse when looking for inspirations or questions that need answers.

Firehouse Gallery

Located in an 1895 fire station, the Firehouse Gallery shows contemporary ceramic work. Approximately 8 shows a year featuring local,regional and national artists. The primary focus is functional or sculptural ceramics, as well as mixed media.

Photography


Call 585-271-5920 for more information on membership, rental rates, and to reserve time in our facilities. Check out the Photography program blog for updates and behind-the-scenes: photo.rochesterarts.org

Lighting Studio

756 Square Feet Studio

4 White Lightning X1600 strobes

6 Lowel tungsten lamps

Bogen Backdrop System including black, white, and grey paper backdrops

Track background system including two 20' cloth backdrops in a modeled gray and modeled yellow/orange

Minolta IVF Light Meter, various umbrellas, soft boxes, diffusion screens, grids, meters, sync cords, and tripods.

Lighting Studio Rental: One hour orientation ($25) required of all new users. Friend member level: $25/hr, Individual or higher: $20/hr.

Sunken Room

A truly flexible space, the Sunken Room is used as a gallery, classroom, lighting studio, and meeting room. Call the Photography program at 585-271-5920 to inquire about rental prices.

Community Darkroom

Process film from 35mm to 4x5 inches.

Plastic or stainless steel reeled and 1-8 reel tanks.

Heated film drying cabinet.

Prints (either RC or fiber) up to 16 × 20 inches

Two large group room; one private room

16 enlargers (condenser and cold light), Omega D5, Beseler 23C, Schneider or Nikon lenses, focusers, multi-grade filters, 4 bladed easels, and burning and dodging tools.

Chemicals provided. Bring your own photo paper and compressed air.

Hourly Access: $8/hr for friend members; $6/hr for individual+ members. One hour orientation ($25) required of all new users.

Darkroom Club (Monthly Access): $65/month or $180/3 months for Individual+ members. More info: photo.rochesterarts.org/darkroom-club

Chemistry included for film processing or up to 8x10 trays.

$5 chemical fee for 11x14 trays.

$10 chemical fee for 16x20 trays.

Gallery

We produce 4-5 exhibitions per year showcasing local and national artists.

Digital Lab

Two labs with iMac computers loaded with: Adobe CS6 (Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver), Flash

Microsoft Office 11, Epson 2450 scanners, Perfection V600 scanners, CD-RW Burners.

Digital Lab Access: $10/hr for Friend members. $8/hr for Individual and higher members. One hour orientation ($25) required of all new users. Printing is not included in digital lab rental.

Printmaking & Book Arts


Access to the Printmaking & Book Arts facilities varies depending on your particular discipline. Please call the Printmaking & Book Arts Program at (585) 244-9312 to schedule an orientation or to hear about different access options.You must be certified to use the equipment through tutoring or classwork.

Letterpress

Our ever-expanding studio space includes: 4 Vandercook Presses, a Heidelberg, galley proof press, offset proof press, several small presses—Kelsey, Chandler & Price, and a guillotine paper cutter. We also have over 600 type drawers and all accessories you'll need to complete your project.

Metal Type Specimen Book [PDF]

Printmaking

The printmaking studio contains one manual 12"x18" etching press as well as a 24"x48" Wright combo etching/litho press. Copper-specific etching bath available for plates up to 16x20", as well as water trays, tarlatan, and ink.

Screen Printing

The studio contains one 4-color printing station and two 1-color screen printing stations. Dark room and wash out area available for photo emulsion exposure. Drying racks, squeegees and ink provided.

Papermaking

Why mess up the kitchen? Use the paper lab for your special project. We have a very extensive paper making lab with an industrial beater, a selection of moulds, and a couching area, hydraulic press, and supplies for marbling. Leases start at $50 per month for unlimited access plus the use of all the equipment.