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
Creativity Unlimited Feb 19, 2022 9:00 am - 12:00 pm $35 / $31.50 Register Here
Color Mixing Strategies Mar 19, 2022 9:00 am - 12:00 pm $35 / $31.50 Register Here
Better Drawings & Paintings Apr 16, 2022 9:00 am - 12:00 pm $35 / $31.50 Register Here
Understanding Abstraction May 21, 2022 9:00 am - 12:00 pm $35 / $31.50 Register Here
Drawing the Head & Face Jun 18, 2022 9:00 am - 12:00 pm $35 / $31.50 Register Here
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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! In the adult Sewing class you'll get a crash course in sewing basics making various items. It's so rewarding wearing clothing that you made! 

Sewing Workshops Date Day and Time Non-member / 
Member Fee
Register
Clothing Alterations July 23, 2022 SAT 10:00 am - 12:30 pm $40 / $36 Register Here
Adult Sewing Oct 1 & 8, 2022
2 weeks
SAT 9:00 am - 12:00 pm $75 / $67.50 Register Here
Upcycling / Recycling
Your Clothes
Aug 27, 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 - 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
Day and Time Non-Member /
Member
Register
October 1, 2022 SAT 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. $45 / $40.50 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 Own Memoirs
Date
Day and Time Non-Member /
Member
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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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