Hello and welcome! 

Kaitlin Roney-Blaine and Chris Blaine created Art Center based on the belief that art empowers a community, and unites people through the sharing of group learning experiences. Kaitlin and Chris are a married team, with five children (and a dog), living in West Irondequoit. It was their shared passion for art and teaching that first brought Kaitlin and Chris together.

Both Chris and Kaitlin hold a MS in Art Education, with over 25 years of combined experience in the field. Chris holds a PhD in Cultural Art History, with a focus on Norwegian Stave Churches and Viking Art. Kaitlin, in addition to teaching, has worked as a free lance portrait and mural artist, and received the Arena Group Award for one of her etchings at the 63rd annual Rochester-Fingerlakes Exhibition at the Memorial Art Gallery. Together, they have attended art conferences in Canterbury, England as both presenters and exhibiting artists.

Kaitlin and Chris have been running successful summer art camps in the area for the past five years. Kaitlin has written many children’s plays, and has been involved in many children’s theater arts productions.

We are confident that you will find a program or event that is right for you or your family at Art Center, and look forward to meeting you soon!