Are you looking to try something new? Why not take an art class? Life can be hectic at times - slow it down a little by exploring some creative pursuits. The benefits of taking an art class are numerous: self-expression, relaxation, slow down, awakening other parts of your mind and discovering new talents are just a few.
From absolute beginners to individuals with prior training, there are several opportunities in Genesee County where you can stretch your creative muscles. Here are seven locations where you can "get your art on!"
56 Harvester Avenue, 2nd Floor, Batavia, NY
This place is known as the little studio with a big reputation. Artists and students come from around the world to learn and teach at Oatka School of Glass. And you too can create your own glass masterpiece at this highly revered place! The school offers a variety of classes and instructional demonstrations. Experienced glass-workers guide you through the steps to create a unique glass project such as a glass paperweight, flower, beads and pendants, wind chimes, plates, coasters, or even a sun catcher.
201 East Main Street, Batavia, NY
Go Art! is the main arts advocacy and promotions organization in Genesee & Orleans counties. In addition to supporting artists and producing events, the organization also hosts art classes throughout the year. Artist Jill Pettigrew teaches classes in many different mediums. Visit their website to see their offerings.
216 Ellicott Street, Batavia, NY
10448 Harper Road, Darien Center, NY
550 East Main Street, Batavia, NY
10115 Creek Road, Pavilion, NY
Tucked away in the south-eastern most corner of our county Jade pottery offers custom pottery, handprint art, paint your own pottery and more! Drop in during their open hours, or sign-up online for one of their many public classes. Private classes, birthday parties and children’s camps are also part of Jade Pottery’s many offerings.
39 Jackson Street, Batavia, NY