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. 

GREG'S MONTHLY DRAWING, PAINTING & DESIGN WORKSHOPS

Ages 14 and over 

Various Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 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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2024 Drawing & Painting
Workshops
Date Time Non-member/
Member Fee
 Register
2024 January:
Painting Without Fear
Jan 20, 2024 9:30 am - 12:30 pm $35 / $31.50 Register Here
2024 February:
Drawing the Head & Face
Feb 17, 2024 9:30 am - 12:30 pm $35 / $31.50 Register Here
2024 March:
Working With Photographs
Mar 16, 2024 9:30 am - 12:30 pm $35 / $31.50 Register Here
2024 April: Value Contrast - 
The Key to Powerful Paintings
Apr 20, 2024 9:30 am - 12:30 pm $35 / $31.50 Register Here
2024 May:
Color Mixing with Color Charts
May 18, 2024 9:30 am - 12:30 pm $35 / $31.50 Register Here
2024 June: Better Drawings
and Paintings by Design
Jun 15, 2024 9:30 am - 12:30 pm $35 / $31.50 Register Here
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STAINED GLASS       WORKSHOPS

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STAINED GLASS HEART SUNCATCHER

Sat, Feb 10, 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

$80 non-member per couple / $72 member per couple

Make lasting memories during our Couple's Heart-shaped Stained Glass workshop. Couples will work together to make a beautiful heart-shaped stained glass hanging. The class fee of $80 is for 2 people. All supplies included.

STAINED GLASS CORNER WINDOW DECORATION

Sat, May 4, 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

$50 non-member / $45 member 

Learn the foil method of stained glass and make something to treasure. Participants will make an impressive window piece to fit in the corner of a window. All supplies included.

Stained Glass 
Workshop Projects
Dates Day and Time Non-member/
Member Fee
Register
Couples Stained Glass Heart 
Suncatcher
Feb 10, 2024 SAT 10 am - 
12:30 pm
$80 / $72 
per couple
Register Here
Stained Glass Corner Window
Decoration
May 4, 2024 SAT 10 am - 
12:30 pm
$50 / $45 Register Here

PAPER MARBLING

Ages 14 and up

Sat, Feb 3 OR Jun 1, 2024

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

$45 non-member  / $40.50 member


Learn the beauty and fun of marbleizing! Students will make various papers using many different colors.  Learn to stylize and make intricate designs. All supplies included. 

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Paper Marbling
Workshop Date
Day and Time Non-member /
Member Fee
Register
February 3, 2024 SAT 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. $45 / $40.50 Register Here
June 1, 2024 SAT 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. $45 / $40.50 Register Here

LAMPWORKING - GLASS BEAD TORCHING

Ages 14 and over 

Sat, Jan 13 OR Jun 22, 2024

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

$45 non-member / $40.50 member


Experience the technique of Lampworking, "The Art of melting glass rods in the flame of a torch.' In this beginner class, 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. 

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Lampworking - Glass Bead 
Torching Workshop Date
Day and Time Non-Member /
Member
Register
Jan 13, 2024 SAT 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. $50 / $45 Register Here
Jun 22, 2024 SAT 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. $50 / $45 Register Here

ENAMELED 3D SHAPES

Ages 14 and up

9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

$45 non-member  / $40.50 member


Enameling is the technique of fusing powdered glass to metal by heating them together in a kiln at 1450 F. Students will learn the entire process of cleaning and preparing the copper, applying the enamel, placing it in the kiln and repeating these processes until you have your completed piece.

We offer several enameling workshops. Select one or try them both.  In the Enameled Threads class, you will make a wearable pin using a copper base and apply colored glass threads. Want to work 3-dimensionally, then try our 3D Enameled Shapes class. Students can select from a seahorse, butterfly or buckeye leaf stencil and then cut out the shape.   All supplies included.

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Enameling Workshop 
Projects

Dates Day and Time Non-Member /
Member Fee
Register
Enameled Glass Threads 
Wearable Pin
 
March 9, 2024 SAT 9:00 a.m. - 
12:30 pm
$45 / $40.50 Register Here
3D Enameled Shapes

June 8, 2024 SAT 9:00 a.m. - 
12:30 pm
$45 / $40.50 Register Here

DESIGNS FOR THE HOME

ALCOHOL INK COASTERS AND TUMBLERS

Ages 14 and up

Fridays, 6:00 p.m. - 8 p.m.


Alcohol ink workshops will feature vibrant floral designs on tile coasters or a metal Tumbler. Learn to use alcohol ink dyes along with rubbing alcohol to make impressive gifts and home decor. In the Tumbler class, each student gets a metal tumbler to decorate.  In the coasters class, you will make 4 ceramic tiles with cork backing. 

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Alcohol Ink Workshops Dates Day and Time Non-Member /
Member Fee
Register
Alcohol Ink Tumblers Jan 26, 2024 FRI 6:00 - 8:00 pm $50 / $45 Register Here
Alcohol Ink Coasters Jun 7, 2024 FRI 6:00 - 8:00 pm $45 / $40.50 Register Here

BOOKBINDING BASICS

Ages 14 and up

Sat, Mar 30, 2024

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

$50 non-member  / $45 member

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Learn the basics of Bookbinding in this 2-hour workshop.  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. All supplies included.

Bookbinding Basics
Date
Day and Time Non-Member /
Member 
Register
March 30, 2024 SAT 10:00 am - 
12:00 pm
$50 / $45  Register Here

INTRO TO SKETCH JOURNALING

Ages 14 and over 

Sat, May 11, 2023

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

$45 non-member / $40.50 member


Learn to create your own artist’s sketch journal to celebrate the moments of your life, capture memories from vacations, record thoughts and impressions of the world around you with award-winning watercolor artist Gary Brooks.

 This two-hour exploration will introduce you to types of sketchbooks, materials you can use: pens, pencils, inks, markers, watercolor, etc., to create a personal record of your life through words and art.

 Several examples of sketch journals will be shown, design ideas presented, and materials demonstrated.

Materials included are a small sketchbook to keep and the use of drawing and painting materials.

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Intro to Sketch Jounaling
Workshop Date
Day and Time Non-Member /
Member
Register
April 29, 2023 SAT 10:00 a.m. -
12:00 p.m.
$45 / $40.50 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