Visual Arts Workshops

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 and DESIGN WORKSHOPS

Ages 14 and over 

Various Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

$35 non-member / $31.50 member

Monthly workshops with Greg Albert that focus on specific topics to improve your drawings and paintings. Drawing and Painting techniques are explained in depth. Register for one or all!  Supplies will be provided.

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Drawing & Painting 
Workshops
Date Time Non-member/
Member Fee
Register
Working With Photographs Aug 20, 2022 9:30 am - 12:30 pm $35 / $31.50 Register Here
Value Contrast: The Key to
Powerful Pictures
Sep 17, 2022 9:30 am - 12:30 pm $35 / $31.50 Register Here
Tamin Color Mixing with Color Charts   Oct 15, 2022
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
$35 / $31.50 Register Here
Painting Without Fear Nov 19, 2022 9:30 am - 12:30 pm $35 / $31.50 Register Here

DESIGNS FOR THE HOME

Have a fun night making beautiful home decorations with Abby Chavez from Creative at Home Mobile Studio using alcohol inks and screen prints. Screen print classes will allow you to design a stencil, then print it onto a selected wood, fabric, or surface. Alcohol ink workshops will feature vibrant floral designs on tile coasters.

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Designs for the Home Date Day and Home Non-Member /
Member Fee
Register
Screen Printed Decor Aug 12, 2022 FRI 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. $55 / $49.50 Register Here
Alcohol Ink Coaster Sept 9, 2022 FRI 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. $45 / 40.50 Register Here
Screen Printed Decor Oct 13, 2022 FRI 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. $55 / $49.50 Register Here
Alcohol Ink Coaster Nov 11, 2022 FRI 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. $45 / 40.50 Register Here
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Silk Scarf Painting

Age 14 and up

Saturday, Aug 6, 2022, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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. All supplies included. 

Heidi Rice. Sewing Instructor
Silk Scarf Painting
Date
Time Non-Member /
Member Fee
Register
Sat, Aug 6, 2022 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 pm $70 / $63 Register Here

FIBER AND SEWING WORKSHOPS

Don't throw those clothes away that you can't fit into anymore. Learn how to mend and alter them in one of our sewing workshops. Learn to knit using only your fingers! It's so rewarding wearing clothing that you made!

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Fiber and Sewing 
Workshops
  Time Non-Member /
Member Fee
Register
Clothing Alterations Jul 23, 2022 SAT 10:00 am - 12:00 pm $45 / $40.50 Register Here
Adult Sewing   Feb 26, 2022 SAT 10:00 am - 12:30 pm $40 / $36 Register Here
Upcycling / Recycling
Your Clothes
Mar 26, 2022 SAT 10:00 am - 1:00 pm $40 / $36 Register Here
Finger Knitting Feb 18, 2023 SAT 10:00 am - 12:00 pm $45 / $40.50 Register Here

SIGNS AND SYMBOLS HIDDEN IN ART

Ages 14 and up

Fri, Aug 26, 2022

6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Learn how artists add meaning to their work. Often times the meaning is not obvious and can be hidden. This class will be lecture, group discussion and a small amount of hands-on.  Beer and wine will be available for purchase.  Come and join us for a night of art, history, and fellowship.

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Sign & Symbols Hidden in Art
Date
Time Non-Member /
Member Fee
Register
Friday, August 26, 2022 6:30 p.m.- 8:00 pm $40 / $36 Register Here

INTUITIVE PAPER - ABSTRACT COLLAGE

Ages 14 and up, Oct 1, 2022

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

$45 non-member / $40.50 member

Local abstract artist, Barb Smucker will teach you the wonder of abstract art. Students will enjoy the freedom that working abstractly gives you. Experiment with various paints, papers, line-making materials, and collage.  Go away with your own unique abstract paintings/collages. All supplies included.

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Intuitive Paper - Abstract Art
Date
Time Non-Member /
Member Fee
Register
October 1, 2022 SAT 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. $45 / $41.50 Register Here

WRITING YOUR OWN MEMOIRS

Ages 14 and up, Mon, Oct 10 & 17, 2022 (2 weeks)

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

$50 non-member / $45 member

Students will explore approaches to crafting their own memoirs. They will learn the basic forms of writing a memoir. There will be an emphasis on simplicity and the essentials. You will look at strong examples of the genre and address subjects such as, creating scenes, crafting  dialogue, and organizing chapters. Other topics will include establishing writing practices, time management and exploring memory.  This class will include some practice with prompts to start the process and discussing publishing options. Create something to pass down to future generations.

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Writing Your Memiors
Date
Date Non-Member /
Member Fee
Register
Oct 10 & 17, 2022
2 weeks 
MON 10:00 am - 12:00 pm $50 / $45 Register Here

BOOKBINDING BASICS

Ages 14 and over 

Sat, Oct 29, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

$40 non-member / $36 member

Participants will learn four basic bookbinding structures: accordion folding, two versions of one-sheet wonders, and pamphlet stitch to create their own homemade books. All supplies included.  

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books
Bookbinding Basics
Date
Day and Time Non-Member /
Member
Register
Oct 29, 2022  SAT 9:30 am -
12:00 pm
$40 / $36 Register Here

CALLIGRAPHY  BASICS

Ages 14 and over 

Sat, Dec 3, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

$40 non-member / $36 member

Learn the basic strokes of calligraphy.  Various scripts will be covered.  Address your Christmas cards and gifts with beautiful calligraphic writing. All supplies included.

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Calligraphy Basics
Date
Day and Time  Non-Member /
Member
Register
Dec 3, 2022 SAT 10:00 a.m. -
12:00 p.m.
$40 / $36 Register Here

FUSED GLASS ORNAMENT

Ages 14 and over 

Sat, Dec 3, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

$40 non-member / $36 member

Learn the process of Glass Fusing.  Students will be making a holiday ornament out of glass pieces.  They will melt the glass to fuse the pieces together. All supplies included.

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Fused Glass Ornament
Date
Day and Time Non-Member /
Member
Register
Dec 3, 2022 SAT 11:00 a.m. -
12:00 p.m.
$45 / $40.50 Register Here

HAND-PRINTED HOLIDAY CARDS

Ages 14 and over 

Sat, Dec 10, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

$55 non-member / $49.50 member

Learn various printing techniques to make your own holiday cards. You'll be proud to give away your homemade cards for Christmas, birthdays, and other special occasions. All supplies included.

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Hand-printed Holiday Cards
Date
Day and Time Non-Member /
Member
Register
Dec 10, 2022 SAT 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. $55 / $49.50 Register Here


        


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 artsinfo@springfieldtwp.org.

Checks are payable to ArtsConnect and can be mailed to 9150 Winton Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45231

For more information, call 522-2108