We are a community-based not-for-profit that educates, encourages, and inspires all people to create and enjoy the visual arts. Our education programs serve over 1,600 students a year in the areas of Printmaking & Book Arts, Ceramics, and Photography & Digital Arts.
• Visual arts education programs and services operating for 50+ years
• Provide arts instruction, studio space, workshops, gallery, and exhibition space reaching more than 4,000 people each year
• Offer over 300 classes each year
• Provide free programming to city youth each year
• Other special programs for high school students, seniors, LGBTQIA+, and youth camps
Our Printmaking and Book Arts program provides a community of printmakers, papermakers, calligraphers, bookbinders, drawers and painters to teach, learn, and create. We have the area's only professional papermaking studio, several platen and proof presses, etching presses, finishing equipment, and hundreds of drawers of wood and metal type.
Our Ceramics studio is Rochester's largest, serving an active community of students, professional studio artists, and Artists-in-Residence. Our Firehouse Gallery serves as the only space in Rochester dedicated to showcasing ceramic art and artists from across the country.
Our Photography & Digital Arts program allows people of all ages to take classes, have studio, darkroom, and digital lab access, and meet each other in a supportive setting. We encourage all types of photographic processes - traditional, digital, and vintage.
We also provide free art enrichment programs to Rochester youth. Studio 678 Photo Club provides photographic and writing mentorship for middle school students, while Expanding the Field provides high school students who identify as a person of color with free classes, mentorship, field trips, and opportunities to exhibit their artwork throughout the year.
We focus on: Education, Arts and Culture
Where we are: Monroe
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