(Update as of 9/28/20) Hey folks! From now until October 5th, we are closed for retail/walk-in traffic for additional maintenance! For clarity, starting Monday (9/28) through Sunday (10/4) the studio will NOT be open to the general public. We appreciate your understanding. If you need assistance, please email info@rocafc.com or leave a voicemail at 585-349-7110. We’ll do our best to return your question in 24-hours. Thank you for your cooperation.

Arc + Flame has postponed all classes through Oct. 11th, 2020! We are still not cleared by NYS to run any classes for the general public, including open torch flameworking. This is based entirely on New York State’s mandates pertaining to COVID. Our center is open for retail and walk-in customers from 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday. Our Fall 2020 Welding & Fabrication Industry Certificate Program through Monroe Community College is currently able to run because of direct partnership with higher education. The same goes for our collegiate welding classes for engineering students through Rochester Institute of Technology and machining and HVAC students through Monroe Community College. Please read our re-open plan for more details. We appreciate your understanding.

Weekend Warrior Workshops for Veterans


The Arc + Flame Center has partnered with the Rochester Veterans Outreach Center to provide 8-hour introductory workshops this Summer. These workshops are specifically taught by Arc + Flame’s faculty who are military veterans. Going through the transition into civilian life can be difficult, but we’re here to help. Whether you’re looking at a new career or just need to blow off some steam, let us be your outlet. Our entire staff is dedicated to training opportunities for the men and women who have served our country.

Registration is first come, first served and there is no cost for veterans to attend! To sign up, contact Robin Gore at robin.gore@vocroc.org or call 585-295-7804.


Date: January 2020.... Exact Date TBD! 

Time: 8:00am-4:00pm

Cost: All costs covered by Arc + Flame Center. These workshops are FREE for veterans.

    No prior experience is needed, but more experienced students are still welcome to attend. All equipment, materials, and safety gear are included in these workshops!

    Topics Covered Include:

    • - Welder Safety
    • - The MIG Welding Process
    • - Setting up the MIG System and equipment
    • - Setting the controls for the metal to be welded
    • - Welding steel plates in different positions
    • - Plasma cutting demonstration
    • - Demonstrations of TIG and Stick welding (time permitting)

    SPACE IS LIMITED! Call 585-295-7804