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Welcome to The Barn & The Club

Written by Lynn Long. Posted in Uncategorised

This is the website of:

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.

Art Summer Camp Schedule 2015

Written by Lynn Long. Posted in The Barn Events

 Join us this year for summer camp! We've got something for everyone, for kids entering grades 1 to 12 this fall!

Click on the class names below for more information. 

Register here (registration opens March 20 at 9am).


week of time Grades Class Name Fee/week
July 6 - 10 10am - noon 1 - 3 Great Books, Great Art! $30
July 6 - 10 10am - noon 4 - 7 Art of Manga $35
July 6 - 10 10am - noon 4 - 7 Weave a Colorful Scarf $50 plus yarn
July 6 - 10 1pm - 3pm 8 - 12 Fundamentals of Drawing & Painting $35 plus mat'ls
July 6 - 10 1pm - 3pm 8 - 12 Let's Sew a Boho Messenger Bag $55 plus fabric
July 6 - 10 1pm - 3pm 8 - 12 Improv for Teens $30
July 6 - 10 3:30 - 5:30pm 2 - 5 Let's Make a Quillow $50 plus fabric


week of time Grades Class Name Fee/week
July 13 - 17 10am - noon 4 - 7 Acrylic Painting at the Easel $45
July 13 - 17 10am - noon 4 - 7 Making Mandalas $50
July 13 - 17 10am - noon 1 - 3 Knitting Crocheting & Sweater Monsters $60
July 13 - 17 1pm - 3pm 8 - 12 Drawing & Painting from Clothed Model $60
July 13 - 17 1pm - 3pm 1 - 3 Learn to Paint like Van Gogh $55
July 13 - 17 4pm - 6pm 8 - 12 Weave a Colorful Scarf $50 plus yarn
July 13 - 17 4pm - 6pm  4 - 7 Mixed Media and Wearable Art  $45 plus shoes


week of time Grades Class Name Fee/week
July 20 - 24 10am - noon 1 - 3 Paint like a Great Artist $30
July 20 - 24 10am - noon 4 - 7 Mosaic Magic $45
July 20 - 24 10am - noon 1 - 3 Show Choir Camp $30
July 20 - 24 1pm - 3pm 1 - 3 Animal Art $30
July 20 - 24 1pm - 3pm 8 - 12 Monoprinting Workshop $50
July 20 - 24 4pm - 6pm 4 - 7 Upcycling Sweaters into Wearables $50
July 20 - 24 4pm - 6pm 4 - 7 Fabulous Fibers - Exploring Fiber Arts $50 plus Tshirt



Instruction at The Barn

Written by Dan Marshall. Posted in Classes Blog

We offer classes and workshops here at the Barn in a wide array of media and subjects. New classes are featured here. To view the classes calendar, click on the green "Classes" bar at right. To view only classes in specific media, click on the associated bar (i.e. watercolor, oils, etc.) "Special" classes include floral arrangement, monoprinting, yoga...any class that doesn't fit in the broader categories.

Mariemont Preservation Foundation Funds Third Series

Written by Lynn Long. Posted in Foundation

We are thrilled to announce that Mariemont Preservation Foundation has once again underwritten our family cultural series at the Barn! This year's "Mariemont Preservation Presents" brought such great events as the Playhouse in the Park "Off the Hill" touring shows; Cincinnati Opera's "Pirates of Penzance"; Children's Theatre "The Night Before Christmas"; a Bi-Okoto Drumming Workshop (still to come, on May 2); and three parent/child artmaking events...for only $5 per person. 

Events like these showcase the original Resthaven Barn, which MPF had a hand in preserving, and reflect Mary Emery's life passion: "She embarked on a philanthropic program that endowed or initiated children's programs, ... an art museum, ... various cultural agencies, and other causes that benefited humankind. (Words from "Rich in Good Works" description on GoodReads).

ArtsWave Project Support Grant Received

Written by Lynn Long. Posted in Foundation

We give our sincere thanks to ArtsWave for their award of $3500 toward purchasing audience seating for the Loft project "Kids Aloft". Currently, cultural performances take place in the Gallery, where the stage usually takes up 50% of the space and seats only 80 people. The Loft, the large and currently unused space on the second floor of the Barn, can accommodate up to 250 seated audience members. This will be the future site of performances by Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Madcap Puppets, Children's Theatre of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Opera and other outreach touring shows...thanks, ArtsWave, for providing comfortable seating for all!

The WACC Foundation

Written by Lynn Long. Posted in Foundation

The Woman's Art Club of Cincinnati Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization formed by the Woman's Art Club of Cincinnati to convert the former Resthaven Barn in Mariemont as a community arts center, the Woman's Art Club Cultural Center. The Foundation maintains and operates the Barn and raises funds for its continuing development. Currently the Foundation's most urgent project is to convert the Loft (second floor of the Barn) into a usable, flexible space for classes, performances, and events.

In 2014, great strides were made in developing the Loft. The area was brought into compliance with the fire code; the former opening for storing hay was closed up (with original flooring borrowed from a storage area); a mishmash of wooden and steel posts were encased in handsome wood to support event lighting and electrical outlets. Water damaged sections of the roof will be structurally repaired and the original fir floors will be refinished in December. But it's not all work and no play - the Loft was the site of of a life-size recreation of Van Gogh's "Bedroom at Arles" as part of the Brettell Lecture reception in April; historical exhibits and crafts for kids as part of Macy's "Arts Sampler"; and a spooky decorated pumpkin gallery during Artoberfest.

In 2015, funds from the Helen G, Henry F, & Louise Tuechter Dornette Foundation will go towards a new access door to the Tack Room on the first floor, windows to replace the existing hatches, and the creation of a storage area/future furnace room.

Contact Us

The Barn, Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center
6980 Cambridge Avenue Mariemont, OH 45227


Phone: 513-272-3700
Email: womansartclub@zoomtown.com

Office Hours
Tuesday through Friday, 9a - 2p

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The Woman's Art Club of Cincinnati is proud to participate in the Find Your Center program, which promotes the many community-based arts centers in the Greater Cincinnati Area.