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

 

    

DRAWING CENTER STUDIO

 
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ABOUT OUR STUDIO

 

What past participants say about our studio program:

“The Manifest program is of great value to me. My love of drawing has been with me all of my life although my experience has been sporadic and I am mostly self-taught. The Manifest Studios offer a wonderful environment for drawing and learning. The instructor has been very supportive and her enthusiasm and dedication to the fine art of drawing in the classical style has been a joy and an inspiration.”

“Manifest Drawing Center has been vital to my continuing education in the arts. Drawing from the model has honed my skills in drawing and my painting has improved because of it.”

"Thank goodness for this teaching commitment to the community by Manifest.”

"I valued the individual guidance and 'one-on-one' style of teaching as well as the opportunity for group critiques. With [the instructor's] guidance I was able to break through years of frustrated drawing attempts and really identify what my challenges and my successes were."

“The Manifest courses are a great opportunity for recent graduates to continue learning in a studio environment.”

"For a non-artist, taking Jonathan Queen's Still Life Drawing was an eye-opening experience. The visual world doesn't look the same anymore."


What is the Manifest Drawing Center Studio?

Manifest’s Drawing Center is a fully-equipped, 3000 square foot facility located in the historic suburb of Madisonville in Cincinnati, Ohio*. Two expansive studios allow for a variety of programs and studio courses. Natural light spills in through the large windows overlooking the surrounding neighborhood. Drawing horses and easels are available for use by participants and students, though each participant should bring his or her own drawing boards, paper, media, etc. as needed. The studio also has a range of plaster casts and busts, anatomical models, as well as life-sized skeletal and musculature models. Temporary storage areas are available for participants involved in multiple sessions. Participants are encouraged (though not required) to display their drawings around the wall as an ever-growing in-situ display of images created at the Drawing Center.
(Read an article featuring Manifest's Drawing Center program in Drawing Magazine here.)

*note that the studio is located on the second floor, and is accesible only by steps.

What Programs Does the Drawing Center Offer?

Manifest's Studio Program offers a diverse range of professionally instructed drawing courses and uninstructed 'open' sessions all centered on the Manifest mission of standing for and promoting quality in the visual arts. Our Instructed Courses are taught by local professional artists and follow an approach similar to college-level courses. They vary in subject and level of experience required depending on the current term of courses. Our Open Figure Sessions are an ongoing resource for artists of any experience level to come draw the live nude figure independently (without instruction). Manifest's courses and sessions provide the balance of artistic rigor with an approachable atmosphere of creativity and support. A current list of our Drawing Center programs can be found here. This is updated on a roughly quarterly basis.

Who Teaches at the Drawing Center?

Each of our Instructed Courses and Open Figure Sessions are led by professionally-trained instructors and moderators. Many of them currently teach at the academic level in local university art and design programs. While each course differs in structure, our instructors blend a planned curriculum with a customized approach for each participant. You can learn more about our instructors here.

Why Study at Manifest?

Manifest’s Drawing Center is the only regional art center devoted to the discipline of drawing. (Why is drawing so important? Go here to find out!) Our desire is to cultivate an atmosphere of creative growth for local artists and designers who want to strengthen their skills and broaden their artistic network. While our programs are open to everyone, we strive to offer a high-quality experience that inspires the serious artist in his or her art-making endeavors.

How Can I Get Involved?

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Manifest's 14th season is funded in part by an impact grant
from ArtsWave, the Ohio Arts Council, and the generous contributions
of individual supporters who care deeply about the visual arts.



gallery hours:

tues-fri noon-7pm, sat noon-5pm
(or by special appointment)

closed Sun and Mon

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2727 woodburn avenue
cincinnati, ohio 45206


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cincinnati, ohio 45227


  

 


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