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.
Learn to use your digital camera with a combined approach to manipulating the aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Once you master the camera for the best exposure, try artistically enhancing the image using the Adobe Lightroom software.Link to page
Private Piano 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
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
Learning how to draw just became easier with step-by-step instruction from our talented drawing instructor! Classes will focus on building basic drawing techniques with practice. Students will deepen their understanding of form through perspective, color, and rapid visualization drawings. Critiques develop students’ abilities to think critically about their own work and maintaining their art journal will allow students to record thoughts, experiment with ideas and media and practice ideas.Link to page
Do you have a piece of artwork that you would like to protect or save? Using the proper picture framing techniques is the best protection you can give to your artwork. Learn the basics of frame design, the history of framing, and the importance of framing your artwork in this class. Participants will learn how to choose the right moulding, cut the moulding, and cut the mats and the glass as well.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
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
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
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
You will explore weaving using line, shape, and texture. Participants will create frame looms and weave samples using basic tapestry techniques. All levels of weaving skills are welcome! Supplies included.Link to page
Writing and Publishing a NovelLink to page
ArtsConnect has designed workshops for participants to 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