Genesee Center for the Arts & Education

At the Genesee Center for the Arts & Education, we believe that a positive art experience can change a person's life. We are a community-based not-for-profit that educates, encourages and inspires all people to create and enjoy the arts. Classes! Workshops! Studio access! Galleries! Youth programs! Come and enjoy!

Genesee Pottery

The largest ceramics studio space with the most comprehensive programs and facilities in the Rochester area. Wheel throwing, handbuilding, techniques, surface decoration - our classes and workshops are outstanding. More than 30 hours per week of open studio time for students and, with 24 hour access available to our Artists-in-Residence and studio artists, our service is unparalleled in the region.

Community Darkroom

Community access photographic facilities for students, professionals, serious amateurs, artists and anyone interested in pursuing the craft of photography.

The only such facility in Rochester, darkrooms, lighting studios, vintage process lab, digital photography labs and workspaces provide an array of unmatched services and programs!

Printing & Book Arts Center

Our comprehensive series of classes includes letterpress printing, bookbinding, book arts, paper making and calligraphy. Access to a vast array of tools, type and talent allow artists and enthusiasts to be retro, vintage, cutting edge and modern – all at once!

Friday Flings

Have a fun night out and bring something home with you other than a hangover! You’ll meet new people and tap into your creative self that’s been hiding all this time. Projects change monthly between photography, ceramics, and printing & book arts.

Chili Cookoff

Bring along some Tums and 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 a variety of sizzling categories. Taste them all and vote for the victor. A handmade ceramic bowl is yours to keep as a reminder of your gastronomic achievement.

 
Events

Social Reportage

Under the direction of instructor and documentary photographer Arleen Hodge, students of Community Darkroom’s social reportage class create photographic essays touching on inner city neighborhoods an...

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Ink & Stitch

Kate Fisher, mixed media artist, printmaker and sweater designer displays her work in the Joe Brown Gallery at the Printing & Book Arts Center.

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Fall 2014 Classes

Genesee Pottery Classes

Printing & Book Arts Classes

Community Darkroom Classes