Here at Spectrum, we offer art instruction that is uniquely driven and designed by each student. Our person-centered approach cultivates a distinctive learning environment that highlights and celebrates the individual talents of our students.

Like our outside-of-the-box approach to instruction, everyday materials, like composted items and recyclables, influence the creative perspectives Spectrum art instructors. Spectrum was proud to host its first Eco-Art Challenge in June 2015, highlighting the endless repurposing possibilities for used K-Cup coffee pods that are most often deemed “garbage.”

Whether you are just beginning to explore your artistry, or have a background in the visual arts, our diversified team of art instructors is able to incorporate your personal goals into your creative experience.

Spectrum art instructors merge traditional and contemporary art styles and practices into instruction, including Manga Illustration, digital photography, and textile art. Students are provided unparalleled opportunities to engage with other artists, explore new mediums, feature pieces in our in-house gallery, as well as exhibits in the community – like Rochester’s renowned Contemporary Annual 6×6 exhibit.

Students of Spectrum Creative Arts also have the unique opportunity to engage in large-scale community events through Spectrum’s new partnership with The Strong Museum of Play.

Wondering about a specific style or method of study? Give us a call! 585-383-1999.

Private Lessons

Work 1:1 with a private instructor to explore a specific medium or artistic technique. Click here to see a full list of the focus areas we offer.

Group Classes

Check out our group classes for the 2017 Spring semester and reserve your spot today!

Upcoming Exhibits

Get the latest on our upcoming shows, workshops, and community exhibits.

Winter 2017 Classes and Programs

Registration is open for our 2017 Spring semester! Check out our catalog for a complete list of the classes and programs we will be offering this season. The last day to register is April 1st, 2017 and spots are going quickly! Give us a call at (585) 383 – 1999 or complete your registration by filling out the form below to reserve your spot today!

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From the Blog

Registration is now OPEN for summer camp: Creative Crusaders … and the lost arts!

March 7th, 2017|0 Comments

It may not feel like it, but summer is just around the corner, and that means.....Summer camp! Kids ages 8-11 are invited to join us for a one-of-a-kind camp experience combining music, art, theatre, and adventure! [...]

Autism & Artistry

March 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Spectrum Creative Arts, and the Autism Council of Rochester, are excited to announce our first Autism & Artistry event.  We are calling inviting local performers and artists on the autism spectrum to participate in this formal [...]

Meet Our New Marketing and Services Coordinator!

February 15th, 2017|0 Comments

We are SO thrilled to announce that Emily Putnam will be taking on the brand new position of "Marketing and Services Coordinator" here at Spectrum! As part her role, Emily will be overseeing student registration, communicating [...]

Announcing: 2017 Rochester Eco-Art Challenge, Call for Artwork!

January 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Over the past two years, Spectrum Creative Arts has hosted a community-wide "Eco-Art Challenge" - an innovative art event designed to inspire the local community to look at recycling and sustainability through a creative lens. [...]

Batik Dye: An Ancient Art Form at Spectrum Creative Arts

December 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Olena Lylak has been batiking since she was three years old. The daughter of post-WWII displaced Ukrainians, Olena grew up in England where she began her lifelong study of batik dyeing. “It’s an ancient art [...]

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