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 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.

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR EITHER CLASS DURING ANY SESSION!

Daytime Painting Session Dates Day and Times Fee Register
Session 1: Daytime Painting 1/7 - 2/11/19 M 10:00 - 12:00 p.m. $85.00/$76.00 Register Here
Session 2:  Daytime Painting 3/4 - 4/8/19 M 10:00 - 12:00 p.m.  $85.00/$76.00 Register Here
Session 3:  Daytime Painting 4/29 - 6/3/19 M 10:00 - 12:00 p.m.  $85.00/$76.00 Register Here
Session 4:  Daytime Painting 8/19 - 9/23/19 M 10:00 - 12:00 p.m.  $85.00/$76.00 Register Here
Session 5:  Daytime Painting 10/14 - 11/18/19 M 10:00 - 12:00 p.m.  $85.00/$76.00 Register Here
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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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.

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 ArtsConnect Evening Drawing Class on Thursdays 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. and ArtsConnect Evening Painting Class on Wednesdays from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

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