Workshops and Events
At Bentley's Studio, Learn to Build.
ART IN THE PARK
The Rochester Lilac Festival has been the harbinger of spring in Rochester for over 100 years. The festival runs for ten days from May 10th-May 19th, 2019, with two weekends of Art in the Park art and craft shows on May 11th and 12th and May 18th and 19th.
Session I: May 15, 22, 29 & June 5 Session II: June 19, 26 & July 10 & 17 Wednesday Nights from 6 to 9pm. $160 (includes all materials and equipment)
Tuesday Afternoon - 2 to 5pm (6 weeks) April 8, 15, 22, 29 & May 6, 13 $220 (includes all materials and equipment)
- THREE BASIC METHODS OF HAND BUILDING; COIL, PINCH & SLAB
- WHEEL THROWING IN BASIC OR INTERMEDIATE LEARNING
- BOWLS, DISHES, CONTAINERS AND SCULPTURAL ART PIECES
- ASK ABOUT OUR OPEN STUDIO SPACE TO STORE OR COME AND WORK
Warm and Inviting
Bentley’s Studio has such a warm and inviting atmosphere! It is a wonderful place to learn new skills and to develop an understanding of the process of creating pottery. The Bentleys are knowledgeable and friendly, and Christin does a wonderful job teaching her students the skills needed to create beautiful works of art using clay.
Knowledge on building, tools and technique
After working with you over the weekend, you sent me home with a cutting board we built together, two tools that I still use excessively, a plethora of knowledge on building, tools and technique, and a happiness that I haven’t known in a very long time. I felt like a child on his first bicycle.
Give the Gift of Learning
Welcome to the Family
Bentley’s Studio is a place where not only woodworking and ceramics come together, but people do too. It was founded to carry on the legacy of Pat Bentley, a woman who truly believed in the power of connecting through the arts. At Bentley’s Studio, you can build something you’re proud of, whether it’s a ceramic art piece or a stronger community.
Measure. Cut. Shape. Join.
Having taught Industrial Arts for 33 years, Bill Bentley is a master at quality woodworking. Whatever you want to learn, Bill can teach, from building an Adirondack chair to fabricating and finishing an ornate cutting board. His goal is to create functional art that lasts and to teach others the joy of building things together.
Form. Throw. Shape. Fire.
With a studio arts education, Christin has been working with clay for over a decade and has educated people of all ages in the arts. She relishes in creating unique, quality pieces that bring a splash of creativity and fun into her community. At the studio, Christin teaches pottery lessons for beginners and the experienced alike.
Annual Craft Shows
Come See Us
2019 – Art Show and Festival Schedule
Rochester Lilac Festival – ART IN THE PARK
Sat & Sun – May 11 & 12
Sat & Sun – May 18 & 19
French Festival – Cape Vincent, NY
July 12 to 14
Waterfront Arts Festival – Webster, NY
July 27 & 28
Arts in the Garden – Sonnenberg Gardens
Canandaigua, NY – August 17 & 18
Clothesline Arts Festival – Rochester, NY
September 7 & 8
Christkindl Market at the Granger Homestead
Canandaigua, NY – November 8 – 10
Build With Us
Hours are subject to change. Please schedule an appointment
Tuesday: 4 to 9pm — Advanced Pottery — 6 to 9pm
Wednesday: 4 to 9pm — Beginner Pottery — 6 to 9pm
Thursday: 10am to 3pm
Friday: 10am to 3pm
Saturday: 10am to 3pm
Sunday: 10am to 3pm
We also offer private lessons on Friday nights! Please contact Christin about classes, studio rental or private lessons.
Telephone & Address
Christin (585) 414-8787
Bill (585) 794-2629
2183 N. Clinton Ave.
Rochester, NY 14617