Drawing Classes

Course Description:
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, media, and practice ideas.

Recommended for ages 14 and older

Class Structure:

Evening Drawing

classes will be held once a week on Thursday evenings from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the art room of the Springfield Township Senior and Community Art Center, the second building back on the campus at 9150 Winton Road.  

Morning Drawing

classes will be held once a week on Monday mornings from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the art room of the Springfield Township Senior and Community Art Center, the second building back on the campus at 9150 Winton Road.

Each session lasts for six weeks allowing basic skills to build over time. This program is ideal for beginners, as well as more advanced students. Students are asked to bring their own supplies.

The cost is $85.00 for non-members and $76.50 for members.
The cost for session 6 is $71.00 for non-members and $63.90 for members.

Required Class Supplies: A Sketch Pad (Size 9x12 or 11x14), four drawing pencils (2B, 6B, HB, 2H) and a blue kneaded eraser, vinyl (white) eraser, a roll of blue artist or painter's tape.

: 4 students     Maximum: 15 students


Gayle drawing
Session  Dates

Session 1:  Feb. 1 - March 8, 2018
Session 2:  March 29 - May 3, 2018
Session 3:  May 24 - June 28, 2018
Session 4:  July 19 - August 23, 2018
Session 5:  September 13 - October 18, 2018
Session 6:  November 9 - December 14 (no class on Thanksgiving)

Evening Instructor: Heather Hitchman

Heather Hitchman is an Associate Professor of Visual Arts at Southern State and the Nature Shop Manager at Cincinnati Nature Center.  Heather holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art History and Art Education from Mt. St. Joseph, a Master of Arts in Art Education from Miami University and a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Tennessee. She is currently enrolled in a doctorate program that focuses on Community Based Arts Education. 

Evening Instructor:  Charlie Berger

Charlie Berger is a professional artist and sculptor with more than 35 years of teaching experience, most recently as Adjunct Assistant Professor in the School of Design at DAAP at the University of Cincinnati. Charlie holds a B.A. in Art from Dickinson College and a M.F.A. from the School of Art in the College of DAAP at the University of Cincinnati.  He is an energetic and articulate educator with significant and in-depth teaching, teacher training, and management experience.  Charlie has developed curricula, courses, and written and edited books and articles for techniques, materials, and artistic methods.  He holds classes at multiple locations in Cincinnati.  His greatest pleasure comes from helping adults and younger artists develop creativity and significant skills in drawing and painting. Charlie is teaching the Session 2 Evening Drawing Class.

Morning Instructor: Susan Mueller

Susan L. Mueller is an artist living in Cincinnati. Over the past fifteen years, she actively pursued her interest in art with art workshops and classes at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, Baker-Hunt Foundation, and Manifest Drawing Center. Local instructors include Ken Buck, Charlie Berger, Bruce Neville, Savannah Tate Cuff, and John Leon. Outside the area, she studied with Christopher Shink, Skip Lawrence, Judy Morris, John Salminen, Sue Archer, Carol O’Conner, David Drummond, Judith Carducci, Bill Fletcher, and Robert O’Brien. She is a member of the Ohio Watercolor Society, St. Louis Watercolor Society, and the Cincinnati Art Club. Susan attended the University of Cincinnati, graduating with a MBA in Finance. Over the past 30 years, Susan worked in personal financial planning and Business Appraisal (CFP, CFA, ASA).

Morning Instructor: Marlena Hebenstreit

Marlena Hebenstreit grew up in a family of professional artists in Cincinnati.  As a young girl, she admired the old masters and her current work is influenced by their techniques.  She is educated from the Cincinnati Art Academy where she studied painting and figure drawing classes taught by her mother, renowned portrait painter, Carin Hebenstreit.  Marlena was formally trained, as well, by Mike McGuire of the Cincinnati Academy of Design.  Marlena manages a studio at the Pendleton Art Center, Cincinnati, where she creates and sells her paintings and artwork. Marlena is teaching the ArtsConnect Morning Drawing and Daytime Painting for Session 3.

Class Cancellations & Weather Closings

A minimum of six students must be enrolled for the session prior to the stated deadline for the class to take place (maximum 12 students). The Springfield Township Senior and Community Arts Center follows Finneytown School District inclement weather closings. To verify closings, call 513-522-2108.

Due to costs incurred in planning for art classes, full refunds will only be issued when the Arts Council cancels the class. Class cancellations made within 10 business days of the class start date are eligible for a refund, minus a $5 administration fee per student. Refunds will be made by check, not to a credit card. To notify us of a cancellation, please send an email to artsinfo@springfieldtwp.org.

Checks are payable to ArtsConnect and can be mailed to 9150 Winton Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45231

For more information, call 522-2108