Beginning and Intermediate Painting


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 oil 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 Community Arts Center, the second building back on the campus at 9150 Winton Road.

Daytime Painting

will take place on Mondays from 10 a.m - 12 p.m. in the art room at the Springfield Township 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:  Participants will be asked to bring their own supplies. Supplies will be explained on the first day of class. 
Beginning Oil and Acrylic Supply List

Minimum: 5 students     Maximum: 15 students

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Class and Session Session dates  Times Fee
Session 4:  Evening Painting July 18 - August 22, 2018 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. $85.00/$76.50
Session 4:  Daytime Painting July 16 - August 20, 2018 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. $85.00/$76.50
Session 5:  Evening Painting Sept. 10 - October 15, 2018 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. $85.00/$76.50
Session 5: Daytime Painting Sept. 10 - October 15, 2018 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. $85.00/$76.50
Session 6:  Evening Painting Nov. 5 - December 19, 2018 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. $85.00/$76.50
Session 6: Daytime Painting Nov. 5 - December 19, 2018 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. $85.00/$76.50

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 and Evening Painting.

Marlena Hebenstreit Portrait of a girl

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 
    Community Arts Center
    (513) 522-1154

    Email:
    artsinfo@springfieldtwp.org