Programs for Adults
Looking for a some "Me time"? Everyone needs to take some time to do one thing they enjoy. If dabbling in the arts is your get-a-way,then enjoy that with friends. Below is a list of our current programs designed for adults. If you don't see a program that you are looking for, call us at 513-522-1410. If there is enough interest, we will start a new program!
Classes are held at the Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, located at 9158 Winton Road. (Behind the Springfield Township Fire station.) You can contact the Senior and Community Art Center 513-522-1154 and you can register for classes / programs by phone by calling 513-522-1410.
Score, slip and press! Those ar the first steps to working with clay. Participants will learn how to make slip properly. Hand-building techniques such as making coils are the foundation of making clay pots. Be inspired to create the most unique ceramic pot that is possible!Link to page
Private Music Lessons
Each lesson is tailored to fit your ability level and musical goals. There is no “one size fits all.” All ability levels and ages are welcome, from beginner to pro. Many adult students are “come-back” players. Classical, jazz, swing, rock, pop, gospel styles are taught.Link to page
ArtsConnect Big Band!
Come perform the music of the well-known big bands of the past and present led by directors such as Stan Kenton, Count Basie, Woody Herman, Duke Ellington, Buddy Rich, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis, Gordon Goodwin, Harry Connick Jr, Michael Buble, and more. Venues for the band will be the ArtsConnect theater series, intermission of summer concerts, Winter Village and Parade and other future events. Our Big Band will consist of 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 5 saxophones, bass, drums, and piano. For vocal numbers we have engaged a fine, local jazz singer, Wendell Anderson. Join our Big Band Director, Bruce Haag, and learn to play with a group of fellow local musicians. Venues for the band will be the ArtsConnect theater series, intermission of summer concerts, Winter Village and Parade or other future events.Link to page
Interested in watercolor painting? You can explore the soft flow of watercolor. In each class, a new painting and watercolor technique will be taught. ArtsConnect instructor Roger Ross will hold a demonstration in class,then follow with guidance when you to work independently on your painting. Classes will be held once a week, for a six week session. This program is ideal for intermediate students. Some drawing abilities are helpful. Class members are asked to bring their own paint supplies.Link to page
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The ArtsConnect woodshop class is a semi-traditional shop class where each session will explore the creation of different pieces of furniture or woodworking projects. Master craftsman and artist, Patrick Walker, will guide participants through the steps of building a piece from reclaimed or new materials. Each session will allow participants to hone their craftsmanship and to explore their creativity. Participants are asked to bring their own work gloves, safety glasses, and/or a specific piece or materials to repurpose.Link to page
Have you wanted to learn how to paint? This class is for you with its introduction to color theory, paint mixing and painting techniques. Participants are encouraged to bring either watercolor or acrylic paints. Exercises and handouts will help to teach participants how to compose a painting, emphasize a focal point and create a mood. Fellow participants will support each other in the process of learning how to paint what is observed.Link to page
Wednesday has been designated our workshop night where participants can sample different arts media with recognized instructors. Our offerings range from stained glass, sculpture, journal/creative writing, theater improvisation, teen and adult acting classes, art history lectures, printmaking, painting parties and more. Some workshops repeat and some are offered one time so pay attention to our schedule. We encourage everyone to try a sample workshop and bring a friend with you. You may even want to come back for more!!Link to page
Acting workshops can give participants the confidence they need to act and to navigate their everyday living. Participants learn how to read monologues and scenes. They are motivated to notice their surroundings and consider each other in the workshop.Link to page
Stained Glass Workshops
Learn the Tiffany copper foil technique of stained glass with step-by-step instruction and all the tools you need! You will have a variety of glasses to choose from for specific class projects.Link to page
Join us for this free sampler workshop on creating memoirs. In this workshop conducted by the organization called Women Writing for (a) Change, participants will have the opportunity to share their fond memories with others through journal writing and artwork. Participants are asked to bring a writing utensils and a journal to write in. Art supplies will be provided. All workshops take place at the Senior and Community Art Center.Link to page
Introduction to Scratch-Board Art
Scratch-board is a clay coated board covered by a thin layer of black ink. An image is revealed by scratching away the ink to expose the white clay. Students will be provided with three 5-by-7-inch Ampersand boards plus scratching tools. Students will first learn basic scratching techniques (lines, cross-hatching, feathering, etc.) using one of the boards for practice. They will also learn how to re-ink and re-scratch the boards to develop image depth. Each student will then create an original design of a feather for themselves. They will learn how to transfer the image to the board and learn how to develop shadow and light. Students will need to complete the board at home. The instructor will be available later to review the final image and offer suggestions.Link to page