Beginning and Intermediate Painting:  Watercolor and Acrylic


Course Description:


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. 

Class Structure:


Evening Painting

will take place on Mondays from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the art room at the Springfield Township Senior and Community Arts Center, the second building back on the campus at 9150 Winton Road.

Daytime Painting

will take place on Mondays from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. in the art room at the Springfield Township Senior and Community Art Center, the second building back on the campus at 9150  Winton Road.

Classes will begin with 30 minutes of color exercises and demonstrations of painting techniques followed by an hour and a half of studio time for participants to work on their paintings.

Classes Cost

$85 per session for non-members and $76.50 for members.

Class Supply List: Please bring these supplies to class with you. CLICK HERE TO VIEW SUPPLY LIST

Minimum: 4 students     Maximum: 15 students

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Class and Session Session dates  Times
Session 1:  Evening Painting
Jan. 31 - March 7, 2018
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Session 1:  Daytime Painting Jan. 29 - March 5, 2018 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Session 2:  Evening Painting March 28 -  May 2, 2018 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Session 2:  Daytime Painting March 26 - April 30, 2018 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Session 3: Evening Painting May 23 - June 27, 2018 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Session 3: Daytime Painting May 21 - June 25, 2018 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Session 4:  Evening Painting July 18 - August 22, 2018 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Session 4:  Daytime Painting July 16 - August 20, 2018 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Session 5:  Evening Painting Sept. 10 - October 15, 2018 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Session 5: Daytime Painting Sept. 10 - October 15, 2018 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Session 6:  Evening Painting Nov. 5 - December 19, 2018 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Session 6: Daytime Painting Nov. 5 - December 19, 2018 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Evening 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.

Marlena Hebenstreit Portrait of a girl

Daytime Instructor: Katherine Smith

Katherine K. Smith is an artist, art educator, and the Education Director for ArtsConnect. She holds a B.F.A. from Wittenberg University and both a M.A. in Art Education and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Miami University. Her paintings and murals are found in homes, public buildings, and as illustrations in books and book covers. Her published writing is found in teaching, curriculum, and education journals. Katherine has served as an adjunct instructor for Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. She has taught curriculum leadership classes and Art Education classes for Elementary Education majors and has taught Art Appreciation for undergraduate students. Katherine also consults with Woodford Paideia Academy in Cincinnati Public Schools to assist with their integration of the arts into the classroom curricula. Prior to her university teaching, Katherine was a middle school art teacher at Tower Heights Middle School in Centerville, Ohio. Katherine has conducted research with ArtsConnect.

Contact Us


  1. ArtsConnect™ 


    (513) 522-2108

    9150 Winton Road
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    45231

    Kimberlee Flamm
    Executive Director
    (513)728-4262

    Katherine Smith
    Education Director
    (513)728-4266

    Springfield Township Administration
    (513) 522-1410

    Springfield Township Senior &
    Community Arts Center
    (513) 522-1154

    Email:
    artsinfo@springfieldtwp.org