creative research gallery and drawing center
a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization

 

    

DRAWING CENTER STUDIO

  studio offerings year-round
making better artists

ABOUT OUR PROGRAM WHY DRAW? OUR INSTRUCTORS STUDIO CALENDAR DARKROOM CALENDAR

JOIN US FOR AN OPEN HOUSE!
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3rd, 12-4pm

(3464 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45223)
Please bear with us as we update relevant info on course pages and website.

UPCOMING SPECIAL VISITING ARTIST MASTER CLASSES & OTHER SPECIAL PROGRAMS


Shane Wolf
TROIS CRAYONS:
Drawing the Contemporary Figure with Charcoal, Sanguine, and Chalk

A 3-day Weekend Workshop

** ( FRIDAY EVENING PUBLIC DEMO - TICKETED w/ Student Discounts - Main Studio ) **


DECEMBER 9-11

During this three-day workshop visiting artist Shane Wolf will demonstrate and teach his approach to drawing the nude with the traditional Trois Crayons (3 Pencils) technique. Popularised by Peter Paul Rubens and widely used throughout Europe in the 18th century, the Trois Crayons technique allows for a vivid and efficient expression of the human figure.

(THREE SEATS REMAIN!)
registration deadline: Dec. 2





GET DEC. 9th PUBLIC DEMO TICKETS *HERE*
2022 FALL WEEKLY PROGRAMS
JOIN OUR MOST POPULAR
OPEN PROGRAMS!

Walk-Ins welcome! Low cost! Join any time.
Preregistration and ticket sign-up is required.
STUDY A SPECIFIC MEDIUM
THROUGH ONE OF OUR IN-DEPTH MULTI-WEEK CLASSES

Sequential explorations of media-specific techniques & subjects
designed for novice to intermediate artists!

Open Figure Drawing Sessions
(walk-ins and block passes available)
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 7-9pm
Sundays 10am-12pm

Uninstructed drawing sessions with a live model. Walk-ins welcome. College and High School student discounts available. Space is limited, so registration and ticket sign-up is required at least 3 hours in advance. (Sundays now offer a portrait session!)

Plein Air Atelier
Every Saturday, 9am-12pm
Another Weekly Breath of Fresh Air (literally)
Weekly, outdoor classes focusing on individualized instruction and the continued exploration of plein air drawing and painting!

Led by a rotating selection of some of our region’s best landscape instructors.

Drawing as Mindfulness
A Weekly Re-orientation to Life and Being in the World
Mondays, 7-9pm, Year-round
ONGOING WEEKLY OFFERING
Start any Open Monday!

Weekly Instructed sessions focused on activities (drawing, discussions, writing) promoting mindfulness of self and context.

Taught by Brigid O’Kane


The Drawing Essentials Series
#4: Space/Depth/Perspective (Jan. 5–26, 2023)
Thursdays, 6-9pm
A 10-part, foundation-level DRAWING series - offered monthly via 4-week classes.

Taught online by Resident Instructor Samantha Haring OR in-person instructor Katherine Colborn

OFFERING ONLINE OR IN-PERSON OPTIONS!

Open Studio/Cast Lab (FREE! - NOW AT M1!)
Fridays, 1:30-4pm
Sundays, 4:30-7pm

FREE weekly access to the Drawing Center’s main studio, furniture, classical plaster casts, anatomical models, bones, and natural specimen collection. All artists and varieties of studio work welcome.
Preregistration and ticket sign-up required – at least 3 hours in advance.

The 2023 Painting ESSENTIALS Series 1-5
Tuition Discount for Full Sequence Enrollment!
Wednesdays, 6-9pm, Starting in January
NEW YEAR OF COURSES NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION
A 5-part, beginning-level PAINTING series - offered monthly via 4-week online classes.

Taught by Resident Instructor Samantha Haring

Open Photography Lab Sessions
Sunday-Thursday, weekly*; 6-10pm
Weekly uninstructed access to our analog darkroom and film processing facilities. Walk-ins welcome. Student discounts available. Each Lab session will be limited to two participants per session. Preregistration is required at least 24-hours in advance.

The Painted SUBJECT Series
#3: Flora/Natural Subject: Seeing the Sublime in Flowers
(Jan. 7 – 28)
Saturdays, 1:30-4:30pm
A 5-part, transitional PAINTING series - offered every other month via 4-week classes - probing the realities and implications of some of Art History’s greatest subject-matter themes. Ideal for those transitioning from the beginning to intermediate levels.

Taught by Resident Instructor Brad Davis
[ Learn About our Darkroom Facilities & Equipment ]

Darkroom Orientation or
Darkroom (Re)fresher*
Sundays, 4:30-5:30pm
Review of safety procedures, basic work flow, darkroom guidelines, and the cleaning responsibilities of everyone using the photo facilities.
Limited spaces available. Preregistration and ticket sign-up required – at least 24 hours in advance.

Moderated by Michael Wilson

*3:30-5:30pm (first Sunday of each month only)
Orientation info plus demos of both film processing and photo printing.

The Photography Essentials Series
#3: Creative Disorder: Alternative Darkroom Processes
Sundays, 12-3pm
Jan. 9 – Feb. 20
A 5-part, survey of analog photography - offered via 4-week courses - exploring the processes and tools necessary for a rich darkroom experience. *Class meetings are held every other weekend.

Taught by Isaiah Armstrong, Manifest Scholar in Residence


Private Atelier Lessons
(photo, drawing, painting, critical feedback)
Click here to email us for more information on our individually
customized classes for youth and adults! Online and in-person options available.

Online, in-person, and hybrid options available.

Scholarships Available!
For Teens, College Students & Emerging Artists

Gift Certificates Available!
Good for all programs

YEAR-LONG ATELIER STUDYPASS
A full year of access to all Center offerings, plus access to studio for self-directed study.



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  Season Funder:

Manifest's 19th season is supported by the generosity of tens of thousands of contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign, by a sustainability grant from the Ohio Arts Council, and through the generous direct contributions of individual supporters and private foundations who care deeply about Manifest's mission for the visual arts.


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closed on sun-mon

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cincinnati, ohio 45206


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cincinnati, ohio 45223


   

 


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