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.
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 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.
July workshop project will be Black paper and white ink pen. The September workshop will be based on a wine splatter stamp. Participants will receive a kit with special pens and paper.
Students will place cut glass into an interesting round design. Then pour quick-drying cement in and around the glass. The cement will take 24 hr to completely dry. Once hardened, pop out your form for a personalized stepping stone. Display proudly in your garden or inside your home. All supplies included.
This workshop is a crash course in Appreciating the Arts! Participants will be introduced to a variety of visual arts media, movements, styles, and history based on contemporary themes in art. We will analyze, interpret and critique a variety of 2D and 3D works of art. It will be a combination of lectures, discussions, and hands-on projects.
In this workshop, you will learn some basic quilt piecing techniques, and complete on quilt block which we will turn into a pillow cover. You will go home with a completed project, ready to decorate your couch or bed! All supplies 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. All supplies included.
Bookbinding Basics satisfies Girl Scout Cadette's Book Art Badge. Girl Scouts are welcome to take this class. The badge is NOT included.
Students will make a kaleidoscope using small pieces of colored glass housed in a wooden box. When turned, the colored glass will refract with the light coming in to create amazing designs. All supplies included.
Ages 14 and up, Saturday, November 20 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Get creative and experience the art of glass mosaic. Make a unique glass mosaic frame that you can treasure forever! This workshop introduces students to the direct mosaic method as they 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.
Experience the Art of melting glass rods in the flame of a torch, known as Lampworking. Students will learn to safely operate a torch and manipulate colorful glass rods in a flame to make doughnut-shaped beads. Experiment with different shapes and decorations. 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.
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 email@example.com.
Checks are payable to ArtsConnect and can be mailed to 9150 Winton Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45231