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 renters, 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!


College Collective

See the latest work from emerging artists in ceramics, photography, printing and book arts. This national show brings talented artists from all over the country to the Firehouse Gallery.

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Spokes & Ink

Spokes & Ink is a festival in Rochester that brings bicyclists and artists together. This event on Monroe Ave showcases the diversity of both groups: Avid cyclists, recreational riders, the environmen...

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Spring 2014 Classes

Genesee Pottery Classes

Printing & Book Arts Classes

Community Darkroom Classes