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:


will take place on Wednesdays 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.

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


Evening Painting Session Dates  Day and Times Fee Register
Session 1:  Evening Painting 1/9 - 2/13/19 W 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. $85.00/$76.50 Register Here
Session 2:  Evening Painting 3/6 - 4/10/19 W 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. $85.00/$76.50 Register Here
Session 3:  Evening Painting 5/1 - 6/5/19 W 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. $85.00/$76.50 Register Here
Session 4:  Evening Painting 8/21 - 9/25/19 W 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. $85.00/$76.50 Register Here
Session 5:  Evening Painting 10/16 - 11/20/19 W 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. $85.00/$76.50 Register Here
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Meet our 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 ArtsConnect Drawing Class on Thursdays 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. and the ArtsConnect Painting Class on Wednesdays from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Contact Us

  1. ArtsConnect™ 

    (513) 522-2108

    Springfield Township
    Community Arts Center
    9158 Winton Road
    Building A
    Cincinnati, Ohio

    Kimberlee Flamm
    Executive Director  

    Lisa Zupon
    Education Director