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

 

DRAWING CENTER STUDIO



life drawing year-round

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THE OPEN FIGURE LIFE DRAWING SESSIONS

As Manifest's oldest running program, operating continuously for over fifteen years, the Open Sessions continue to provide the Greater Cincinnati region a valuable life-drawing opportunity in which professionals, students, novices, teachers, and the creative public can work side-by-side in common pursuit of shared learning around the discipline of drawing while working from the nude (or clothed) model. The Drawing Center's relaxed yet vibrant no-pressure environment inevitably leads to new learning, support, and productivity that complements formal study (at the high school, college, or professional level), or other non-figure-based artistic work. Each session is moderated by Manifest Associates who are trained and well-qualified artists and/or instructors at the college level.

As Manifest Drawing Center continues to adjust to healthcare experts’ advice regarding COVID-19 related restrictions, we will be altering our Open Figure Session schedules to adjust to both demand and health restrictions. Please review all information and calendars to ensure your understanding of our evolving procedures.

Please be aware that everyone entering our studios is required to wear a mask and practice social distancing. All sessions will be limited to 5 artists (so preregistration and claiming a seat ticket at least 24-hour in advance is mandatory). Each work station has been measured to allow for proper physical distancing, and the studios now have a one-way traffic pattern to manage any congestion. Anyone failing to abide by our studio rules and moderator requests will be asked to leave.

 

GENERAL PROGRAM INFORMATION

A NEW SCHEDULE
Sessions are now offered on a weekly basis on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays throughout the year. Our CALENDAR is the best place to confirm the status of a session or course. In general, major holidays or weather emergencies (or state or city-mandated pandemic shutdowns) are the only times sessions are not offered.

SCHEDULE:

Tuesdays 7-9pm
Wednesdays 7-9pm
Thursdays 7-9pm

 

This schedule represents our return to regular Open Figure Sessions but still at a greatly reduced capacity in order to maximize safety through social distancing. As demand increases we will expand the number of scheduled sessions, or adjust accordingly, and this page will be updated.

Set-up and clean-up activities will be slightly modified. Please listen to all instructions from your moderator in order to ensure efficient and safe participation.

 

Note: on very rare occasions a session may be canceled on a particular day due to overlap with a Manifest instructed course or public artist demo scheduled for the same space. Communications about such a closure will be made in advance, and noted on our calendar, and all 10-week block participants will have their registrations extended by one session.


 

MODERATORS

Tuesdays Scott Ramming
Wednesdays Brad Davis
Thursdays Charlie Goering


 


 

LOCATION: Unless otherwise specified, all courses are hosted at Manifest's NEW Drawing Center Studios in Walnut Hills at 656 E. McMillan St. (second floor) (see map and directions below). Manifest's new studio facility provides two studio classrooms, private lesson space, a darkroom, film processing room, and a multi-purpose lecture and class meeting space all totaling over 4000 square-feet. The studios are outfitted with professional equipment, furniture, and study aids.

Drawing horses and easels as well as storage shelf space are available on a first-come first served basis. Supplementary seating, including chairs, stools, and cushions is also available. Participants should provide for their own supplies and drawing board, and assume all risk for items and art left at the studio.




PRICING AND PARTICIPATION INFORMATION

WALK-INS WELCOME!

Walk-ins (one-time or part-time participants) are always welcome! This allows those who cannot find time to participate every week to take advantage of the value of Manifest's studio program according to their schedule. At least 24-hours before participating, walk-ins must register via our registration page (see link below) and select the 'walk-in' option, including the date to be attended.

WALK-IN PRICING

General $14 per visit
Student $7 per visit
 

ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE VIA PAYPAL.
No cash or check payments will be accepted for the time being.

 


 

BLOCK PRICING

STANDARD “ANY-DAY” 10 SESSION PASS*
(10 visits to be completed by the end of 2020)

General $105 per block of 10 visits
Student $50 per block of 10 visit
 

These passes offer each participant 10 visits to any Open Figure session for the remainder of the year, starting with the first day attended. Enrollment is non-transferable. Passes expire when ten sessions have been attended or at the end of 2020, whichever comes first.

*10-Block passes are good for any Open Figure session on any Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. They are not day-specific.

ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE VIA PAYPAL.
No cash or check payments will be accepted for the time being.

 


 

YEAR-LONG PASSES (approximately 50 visits) and DRAWING LEAGUE MEMBERSHIPS

We've traditionally offered these passes in order to encourage a higher level of participation by individuals across the year. We are pausing the offering of new packages until our pandemic adjustments are solidified and/or the crisis has passed. We will update this page when we feel it is possible to expand the options.

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Map to NEW Walnut Hills Studios   |   Studio Calendar   |   Darkroom Calendar






    

Manifest's 17th season is funded in part by a grant from the Charles Moerlein Foundation, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee. This season's programming is also supported by an impact grant from ArtsWave, by a sustainability grant from the Ohio Arts Council, and through the generous 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


drawing center map
656 E. McMillan St.
cincinnati, ohio 45206


   

 


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