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

*** JANUARY 10, 2022 - NOTICE ***
REGARDING IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON MANIFEST PROGRAMMING

In order to allow our community time to navigate the recent challenges of the Omicron variant, MANIFEST DRAWING CENTER HAS PAUSED ALL OPEN PROGRAMMING (Open Figure, Open Studio/Cast Lab, and Open Photography Labs) THROUGH JANUARY 22.

Our weekly DRAWING AS MINDFULNESS class will also be held online via Zoom during this same period.

FOR ALL OTHER IN-STUDIO OFFERINGS, we are continuing our social-distancing, masking-for-all-participants, and heightened-cleaning procedures to ensure the continued safety of our instructors and students. Please email our Education and Studio Program Manager, Adam Mysock (Mysock@manifestdrawingcenter.org) with any questions, and keep an eye on our public calendar for the latest scheduling information.


2022 WINTER 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!

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.

The Drawing Essentials Series
Value
Thursdays, 6-9pm
February 3-24

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!

The Painting Essentials Series
Shining the Light on Painting – Value and Composition
Wednesday, 6-9pm
February 2–23
A 5-part, beginning-level PAINTING series - offered monthly via 4-week classes.

Taught by Resident Instructor Samantha Haring

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 Painted Subject Series
The Figure: Painting Our Relationship to the Body
Saturdays, 1:30-4:30pm
March 5–26
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

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
From Toy Cameras to the 4x5 and Beyond
Sundays, 1:30-4:30pm
March 6 – April 17
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.

Taught by Andy Houston

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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 Photography Essentials Series
Introduction to Black and White Film Photography
Sundays, 10am-1pm
Jan. 9 – Feb. 20*
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.

Taught by John Homer

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.


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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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cincinnati, ohio 45206


   

 


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