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

 

    

DRAWING CENTER STUDIO

  studio offerings year-round
making better artists

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UPCOMING SPECIAL VISITING ARTIST MASTER CLASSES



THE ALLA-PRIMA PORTRAIT
with Visiting Artist Savannah Tate Cuff



MARCH 17-19

Including a painting demonstration the evening of Friday, March 17

Details and Registration Coming Soon!

 

We are excited to welcome back the next in our series of visiting artist instructors. Savannah Tate Cuff is originally from Cincinnati, and is an alum of Walnut Hills High School. She graduated from Angel Academy of Art in Florence, Italy in 2014 and completed the four-year program at Grand Central Atelier in New York City in 2018. Savannah's focus is on figure painting and portraiture. She has been an instructor for Grand Central Atelier and has taught many workshops around the world including Glasgow Academy of Fine Art (Scotland), Snow College (Utah), and AARP (Portugal). In 2020, she received the Alma Shapiro Rome Prize to draw from classical sculpture and paint master copies in museums in Rome. Savannah currently lives and works in New York City.



Savannah Tate Cuff at the easel.

2023 WINTER 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 + Drawing League Memberships Return!)
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!)

The Drawing Essentials
Value
Thursdays, 6-9pm
Feb. 2-23

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!

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!
eekly Instructed sessions focused on activities (drawing, discussions, writing) promoting mindfulness of self and context. NEW 26-week and 52-week block
passes now available!

Taught by Brigid O’Kane


The Painting ESSENTIALS
Shining the Light on Painting - Value and Composition
Wednesdays, 6-9pm
Feb. 1-22

A 5-part, beginning-level PAINTING series - offered monthly via 4-week online classes.

Taught by Resident Instructor Samantha Haring

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

FREE weekly access to the Drawing Center’s studios, 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 Painted SUBJECT
The Narrative: Character, Context, and Communication
Saturdays, 1:30-4:30pm
March 4-25

Offered every other month in 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

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.

Photography Essentials
Intro to Black and White Film
Sundays, 12-3pm
Jan. 15, Jan. 29, Feb. 12, Feb. 26
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 John Homer
[ 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.

 


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, 6 MONTH, & 3 MONTH ATELIER STUDYPASSES
Up to 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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