(As of 6:00pm on 3/30/20). Arc + Flame Center remains closed until further notice based on NYS mandates to close businesses to combat COVID19 through social distancing. All classes next week (4/6- 4/12) are cancelled. Students will be contacted. We're taking things week-by-week to determine classes 4/13 and beyond! We will contact students registered for upcoming classes (4/13 – 4/19) next week with decisions. Stay tuned, and if you have questions please contact us either through email, Facebook, or Instagram. We will not be answering our phone, but management and administrative team is working remotely. Based on COVID-19 developments both locally and across the country, Arc + Flame has suspended all regularly scheduled classes for [Samplers/Workshops/Date Nights/Night Courses] welding, glass, smithing, and jewelry until further notice. Each student will be contacted to discuss rescheduling options or a refund. MCC Welding & Fabrication Program will be working remotely until further notice. Once the pandemic situation has cleared, we will offer multiple options for you to take the class you were scheduled for. We appreciate your consideration and understanding as we follow guidelines from the CDC and advice from the medical community to keep our faculty, students, and fellow citizens safe.

Studio Rental Flameworking

NOTE:  Availability is updated every 24 hours and is subject to change based on private classes and events! Always check the calendar or give us a call at 585-349-7110 before attending Open Torch.

Note: IF you need specific equipment (ie: larger kiln, different torch, etc.) PLEASE call ahead of time to make arrangements. You may contact us 1-3 days in advance to reserve certain equipment. Otherwise, equipment use is first come, first serve.

Arc + Flame offers routine day-time studio rental for boro and soft glass flameworking. To ensure availability, we recommend you contact us one business day in advance to reserve a seat! Otherwise, space is limited to 10 stations!

Flameworking Open Torch:

Specifically for the experienced flameworker, our state of the art studios set a high standard for your best experience in making your glass artwork. Wired for sound, well heated, ventilated and lit, you’ll never run out of fuel, and will be continually inspired by the artwork and reference materials surrounding you everywhere you turn in our purpose built brand new building. The only thing you'll need to provide is your own glass, and we've got a huge selection of boro and soft rod available for sale! 

Taking an Arc + Flame Glass Flameworking Night Course will qualify you to rent studio time. Other studio renters will need to be approved to work independently. For more information on rental approval, please contact our Operations Manager at info@rocafc.com or call our front desk at 585-349-7110.

Rochester Arc + Flame Center welcomes you, and invites you to release your inner fire!

Pricing:

  • Soft Glass (Beads):  $10 per hour, $80 for ten hours or $250 for one-month unlimited
  • Boro Glass (Sculpture): $13 per hour, $100 for ten hours or $300 for one-month unlimited
  • Private classes during the morning and night for flameworking and fusing are also available for $70 per hour for each student. Please contact us for more information.

    NOTE: Availability is updated every 24 hours and is subject to change based on private classes and events! Always check the calendar or give us a call before attending Open Torch.