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The Woman's Art Club Cultural Center (The Barn)
The Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati (The Club)
The Club was founded in 1892 by 19 women artists, in response to the Cincinnati Art Club’s refusal to accept female members. Today The Club is more than 250 women strong and is the oldest Woman’s Art Club operating without interruption in the United States. A bit of history: In 1992, our centennial year, The Club moved to its first permanent address at the Pendleton Art Center.
Then, in 2006, in order to raise funds to restore the Resthaven Barn in Mariemont as a Cultural Center, The Club created the Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati Foundation (The Foundation). The Barn currently provides space for art instruction, art exhibits, artists’ studios, meetings and events. The Barn continues to be maintained and operated by The Foundation as a State of Ohio Cultural Facility serving men, women, and children of the Greater Cincinnati Area.
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Thanks to another generous grant from the Mariemont Preservation Foundation, we have a great new series of family fun events for the 2015-2016 season! The idea is to take just one Saturday morning a month, and enjoy arts together with the special children in your life. Sponsorship from MPF makes this possible for only $5 per person. Here's the lineup - click on any of the sessions below for complete information! All programs start at 10:30am. You can register and prepay online at https://thebarn.cincyregister.com/MPF2015.
October 17: "High School Alien" from Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
November 21: "Ritmo: Making Music Together" Hands-on Drumming with Liz Wu
December 19: "The Elves and the Shoemaker" from Children's Theatre of Cincinnati
January 16 (2016): "Making Waterless Snowglobes" with teaching artist Beth Renick
February 20: "Under the Bonsai Tree" with MadCap Puppets
March 19: "Chamber Music for Kids" with Ensemble Fioratura
April 30: "The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi" Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
May 21: "The Joy of Zentangle" with teaching artist Joy Ritter
New! Now available on Thursday mornings AND evenings!
Thursdays Mornings (9:30am - 12:30pm) AND Evenings (6 - 9pm)
Adult Drawing and Painting Classes for All Skill Levels
Taught by Mary Lou Holt
Winter Session: Jan 14 - March 3, 2016
Drawing for Beginners:
During this 8 week class, students will learn how to see the world as an artist sees it. We will start with line drawing techniques and learn basic eye/hand coordination. By learning how to identify positive and negative shapes we will learn how to draw objects accurately. Light, shadow, tonal values and perspective will be taught using simple shapes and still-life objects. Eventually we will be drawing interesting and beautiful subjects from nature and more.
Advanced Drawing and the Fundamentals of Painting:
The Drawing for Beginners class is a prerequisite for these advanced classes. Advanced students will be challenged to draw more complex subjects. Students also have the option to transition into painting or drawing in color, using the medium of their choice including oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel or color pencil. They will learn the fundamentals of color mixing and how light and shadow affect color.
Fee: $220.00 for the full 8 weeks. Can't take all 8 classes? Choose the classes that fit your schedule - $35/class. Minimum: 4 classes.