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

REGARDING IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON MANIFEST PROGRAMMING

While we work to ensure that all studio-based events can be held safely (allowing for proper social distancing, requiring masks for all participants, heightened cleaning procedures, etc.), some of our programs will continue to be offered online via Zoom meetings and/or other forms of creative correspondence and hybrid formats. Some now offer the option of online OR in-person learning formats. More in-person Open Life Drawing seats have been added, with registration open up to 3 hours before each session starts. Drawing as Mindfulness has also resumed in-person sessions.


2021 FALL QUARTER 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 OUR INNOVATIVE SERIES

Sequential explorations of media-specific techniques & subjects designed for novice to intermediate artists!
Sign up for single topics or for the full series at a discounted rate.
DIVE INTO SOME OF OUR THEMATIC COURSES THIS FALL!
Safe, in-person or hybrid studio offerings.
Options for all skill levels.

Open Figure Drawing Sessions
Tuesdays and Wednesdays 7-9pm
Uninstructed drawing sessions with a live model. Walk-ins welcome. Student discounts available. Space is limited, so reregistration and ticket sign-up is required at least 3 hours in advance.

Regarding Portraiture Series - Part 2
Engaging with the Self Portrait
Sundays, 1:30-4:30pm
Oct. 24 - Nov. 14

A 3-part DRAWING series for beginners and intermediates - offered via monthly 4-week classes - exploring the technical challenges and conceptual potentials of rendering identity.

Taught by Manifest Artist in Residence Shelby Shadwell

Making Portraits: Common Ground and Surprise
Saturdays, 1:30-4:30pm
Oct. 16 – Dec. 11*

An 8-week PHOTOGRAPHY class for film and digital photographers exploring simple approaches to meaningful portrait work.

Taught by Resident Instructor Michael Wilson

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

FREE weekly access to the Drawing Center’s main studio, furniture, and cast collection. All artists and varieties of studio work welcome.
Limited spaces available. Preregistration and ticket sign-up required – at least 3 hours in advance.

The Drawing Essentials Series
Measuring Your Observations
Thursdays, 6-9pm
October 7-28

A 10-part, foundations-level DRAWING series - offered monthly via 4-week classes.

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

NOW OFFERING ONLINE OR IN-PERSON OPTIONS!

Sequential Art and the Visual Narrative – The Sequel
Sundays, 10am-1pm
Oct. 17 – Dec. 12*

An 8-week DRAWING class investigating methods for communicating stories and time through images, their placement, and their order.

Taught by Katie Baker

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 Photography Essentials Series
The Next Level Darkroom: An Advanced Investigation of Darkroom Printing
Sundays, 1:30-4:30pm
Nov. 7 – Dec. 19*
A NEW 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 November’/December’s class taught by Resident Instructor Michael Wilson

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

Weekly Instructed sessions focused on activities (drawing, discussions, writing) promoting mindfulness of self and context.
Taught by Brigid O’Kane

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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 Painted Subject Series
Master Copies: Finding Yourself in Another’s Process
Saturdays, 1:30-4:30pm
Nov. 6 – Dec. 4*
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

The Plein Air Atelier:
Guided Outdoor Creative Adventures

Saturdays, 9am-12pm
ONGOING ENROLLMENT - Start any Saturday!
Weekly, outdoor classes focusing on individualized instruction and the continued exploration of plein air drawing and painting!
Taught by a rotating group of landscape artists from throughout the region.

 

The Painting Essentials Series
Painting from the Ground Up
Wednesday, 6-9pm
January 5–26, 2022
A 5-part, beginning-level PAINTING series - offered monthly via 4-week classes.
Taught by Resident Instructor Samantha Haring



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 & 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.


PAST PROGRAMMING RETURNING SOON (email to inquire)
Drawing Marathon
12 hours of life drawing with 2 models.

More Alive By It:
Conversations about Photography and Life


FREE High School Open Figure Drawing Sampler
A FREE opportunity for High School students and teachers to experience working from a live model.
 
LYCEUM: A Culture in the Pursuit of Quality
Up to a year-long studio course, offered in 10-week increments, for those prepared to take on advanced independent and directed study.
Taught by Jason Franz, Manifest's Founding Executive Director
MINI-LYCEUM: Kids Teaching Kids Live Video Demos & Discussion About Key Topics in Art
A special production geared towards kids interested in visual art ages 8-14 (but open to all kids).
Led by Private Lesson Instructor Alexandra Franz (age 16)


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  Season Funder:

Manifest's 18th season is funded in part by a grant from the Josephine S. Russell Charitable Trust, PNC Bank, Trustee. This season's programming is also 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 the visual arts.


gallery hours:

tues-fri 12-7pm, sat noon-5pm
(or by appointment)
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closed Sun and Mon

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2727 woodburn avenue
cincinnati, ohio 45206


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656 E. McMillan St.
cincinnati, ohio 45206


   

 


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