Programs for Adults

Adult Enrichment Opportunities
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.
  1. Ceramic Hand-building

    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!

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  2. 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.

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  3. Watercolors

    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.

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  4. Drawing

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  5. Woodshop Classes

    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.

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  6. Painting

    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.

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  7. Wednesday Workshops

    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!!

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  8. 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.

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  9. 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.

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  10. Art & Wine Wednesdays

    Find out how to sign up for Art & Wine Wednesdays.

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  11. Hand Embroidery Workshop

    Learn the basic stitches involved in hand embroidery. Create a stitch sampler as practice and then get started on a project to showcase your new skills. Learn backstitch, French knot, chain stitch, blanket stitch and lazy daisy.

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  12. Upholstery Workshop

    Do you have an old chair that needs an update? Try learning how to update it yourself. Our instructor will teach you the basic techniques of upholstery with your own pieces.

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