Visual Arts Workshops are short classes that give the participant a taste of a specific visual arts skill. Workshops are project-specific where the students come away with a finished product. Most workshops are one-day classes on Saturdays ranging between 2 - 4 hours long. Some workshops might be more than one class and offered during the week. Make sure to check the day your workshop is offered. Workshops change throughout the year so check the website and calendar often to see what new workshops are being offered.
DRAWING & PAINTING WORKSHOPS
Ages 14 and over
Various Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$35 non-member / $31.50 member
Drawing and Painting techniques explained in depth by the artist and author, Greg Albert. Greg will be presenting workshops based on specific topics to improve your drawing and painting. Session 1 - 3 topics will include: Better Drawings & Paintings and Perspective Made Easy, Finally!, Color Mixing Strategies, Drawing the Head and Face. Students should bring their own supplies.
Wouldn’t it be exciting to create and wear something that you actually made! Participants will use brilliant, vibrant, translucent dyes to paint a silk scarf. Using an exciting array of watercolor techniques, you will create a work of art beautiful enough to wear. All supplies and silk scarf included.
If you have been curious about art books then these classes are for you! Learn basic bookbinding structures and stitches that every beginning book artist should know. Students will learn four basic structures and gain the knowledge to start making their own books: accordion folding, two versions of one-sheet wonders, and pamphlet stitch in Bookbinding 1. Bookbinding 2 will build upon prior knowledge and students will learn more difficult techniques. Bookbinding Boxes & Books will teach students how to make various boxes and books that they can use. All supplies included.
Bookbinding 1 workshop satisfies Girl Scout Cadette's Book Art Badge. Girl Scouts are welcome to take this class. The badge is NOT included.
Learn the art of tangling. Tangling is a form of doodling that uses linear patterns and tangles to create an overall design. Use a variety of papers and archival ink to create your design. You will find Tangling is a meditative way to relax. Participants will receive a kit with special pens and papers.
Get creative and experience the art of glass mosaic. This two-day class is a great introduction to the direct mosaic method. Participants will learn glass cutting techniques, gluing and grouting applications along with tips on designing or modifying designs. Bring your own baubles to add a bit of glitz. All supplies included. Once you’ve tried your hand at stained glass you might want to register for our 6-week class to learn more advanced stained glass techniques.
In this 4-hour workshop, learn the basics of stained glass. Students will get step-by-step instructions on how to cut glass, foil, and solider. Participants will make a stained glass decoration that they can proudly hang in their window. If you decide you like the process then consider registering for ArtsConnect Stained Glass 6-week class. All supplies included.
Learn how to create your own Ukrainian Easter Pysanka Egg using the traditional wax-resist techniques and natural dyes. Participants will learn the history of Pysanka, and gain an understanding of the symbolism and coloration of traditional Pysanka designs. Each student will leave with a completed egg, tools, and dyes.
Learn to paint like the masters! Many beautiful paintings from the Middle Ages and Renaissance were done in egg tempera. Egg tempera is a brilliant, semi-translucent paint that dries almost instantly. Watercolorist, Gary Brooks, will teach you how to make the paint using colored pigment and egg. Then manipulate this unique medium in a small painting sample. All supplies included.
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 ArtsConnect Springfield Township 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Checks are payable to ArtsConnect and can be mailed to 9150 Winton Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45231