• In this fast-moving, immersive workshop, you will have an opportunity to select the glass, prepare a pattern, cut and fit glass, and then wrap and solder for a finished piece that can be hung suspended on its own or in a corner. Come learn the art of breaking glass!
    • Age: Adults and Mature Teens 14+
    • Sessions: One-Time Workshop
      • Session 1: Friday, March 22 | 6:00 - 9:30 pm (SOLD OUT)
      • Session 2: Friday, April 26 | 6:00 - 9:30 pm (SOLD OUT)
      • Session 3: Wednesday, May 15 | 6:00 - 9:30 pm
    • Instructor: Kerri Brammy
    • Cost: $60/student
    • Class Size: minimum of 8 students registered to run class; no more than 12 students total
    • Class Location: CCAC's new home (3412 Clifton Ave)
    • Registration Deadline:
      • Session 1: March 21, 2024
      • Session 2: April 22, 2024
      • Session 3: May 10, 2024
    Kerri Bram Kerri is a long time artist and art educator, specializing in the design, construction and repair of architectural stained glass windows. She is the owner and operator of Tea Stained Studio, is an old pickle deli/residence located in the Clifton/University Heights area of Cincinnati, Ohio. As an artist, she uses natural elements as the media for her work (glass, metal, rocks, wood and fibers) to alter both one’s perspective and relationship with their environment. At the end of the day, she loves the sound of breaking glass.
  • Friday, April 19 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

    Mark your calendars each month for the most fun evening of creativity that you'll find. Craft a unique piece of art while enjoying the evening's signature cocktail (or any other drink). At this month at Crafts & Cocktails, we're building mini terrariums.
    • Age: Adults 21+
    • Session: One Time Workshop, meets on April 19, 2024
    • Instructor: Melinda Welch
    • Cost: $60/student (includes 1 drink ticket)
    • Class Size: minimum of 7 students registered to run class; no more than 24 students total
    • Class Location: CCAC's new home (3412 Clifton Ave)
    • Registration Deadline: April 18, 2024
    Melinda Welch Melinda E. Welch earned her Master’s degree and teaching license in Art Education from the University of Cincinnati’s school of Design Architecture, Art and Planning. Melinda’s Masters thesis focused on developing a visual arts curriculum for a community arts center. Currently, Melinda is teaching for the Clifton Cultural Arts Center and leading art classes at Bridgeway Pointe, UC Health, an assisted living residence.  Melinda’s teaching experience includes 14 years as Art Director at the Wyoming Fine Arts Center. While Art Director, she developed her vision for a visual art community driven by a strong, cohesive art curriculum and relationships with her students and families. She sought to connect with surrounding communities by integrating free art programming through connections with local schools, libraries and recreation centers. She often collaborates with diverse music teachers, and other non-profit organizations such as Elementz and BioKoto.  While in graduate school, she was employed by Kennedy Heights Art Center to teach adult and youth art classes. She also taught after-school art at Pleasant Ridge Montessori and the Pleasant Ridge Library. Her student teaching experience includes Walnut Hills High School, Sherwood Elementary, North Avondale Montessori, and Anderson High School. For the Contemporary Art Center, she taught an arts integration curriculum at Bond Hill Elementary. For the CAC she also led art programing at various local schools and in the UNMuseum. She has completed internships at the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Taft Museum of Art, Manifest Gallery and Prairie Gallery. She was part of a youth community photography program in conjunction with Happen Inc, Prairie Gallery and the Mill Creek Restoration Project. Melinda is an active and experienced artist who works in ceramics, photography, collage and whatever else strikes her artistic fancy. She and her husband reside in Camp Washington with their two children.
  • Tuesdays, 8:15 - 9:15 p.m.

    Emerging in the 1920s as a combination of the rhythm, styling and technique of African Dance (a la The Charleston) with the lead/follow partnering aspects of European dances (like the Waltz), Lindy Hop takes its name from a coincidental historical event of the same time period: the first ever trans-atlantic flight piloted by Charles Lindberg in 1927. Created by African-Americans and traditionally danced to Big Band Jazz Music, Lindy Hop is the “founding father” of all future Swing Dance idioms.
    • Age: Adults
    • Session: April 2 - April 23 (4 weeks)
    • Difficulty Level: Medium
    • Instructor: Joel Domoe
    • Cost:
      • One (4-week) Session of Lindy Hop: $40
      • One (4-week) Session of Both April 2024 Classes (Partnered Charleston and Lindy Hop): $60
      • One A la Carte (1-hour) April Class: $15
      • Both A la Carte (2-hours) April Classes: $20
    • Class Size: minimum of 8 students required to run class, no more than 16 enrolled.
    • Class Location: CCAC's new home (3412 Clifton Ave)
    • Registration Deadline: March 29, 2024
    Joel Domoe Joel Domoe coordinates the design, development, and teaching of Swing Dance Foundations in collaboration with CCAC and other swing dance luminaries in the Cincinnati Area. Joel is the founder of SupermurgaNati, whose mission is: To amaze, enable, and empower Cincinnati's Jitterbugs and Lindy Hoppers creatively, technically, and socially by providing opportunities for elite instruction, generous mentoring, exciting collaboration, supportive connections, and amazing dance. Joel has been teaching, performing, community building, and producing events in the Swing Dance community all over the Eastern United States for 25 years. He is a former Virginia State Open Jitterbug Champion and Southwestern Regional Lindy Hop Champion. He has served as Competition Coordinator and/or Head Judge for the American Lindy Hop Championships (Stamford, CT), Lindy Focus (Asheville, NC), and Beantown Dance Camp (Boston, MA) multiple times. Joel has taught classes at far too many events to name. He is a founding and honorary lifetime member of the Piedmont Swing Dance Society in Greensboro/Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and was a founding member and first president of the Atlanta Swing Era Dance Association. He has founded and directed three different Swing Dance Troupes: Bums and Bombshells (Greensboro, NC), Heavens to Murgatroid! (Atlanta, GA), and The Cinci SnapShots (Cincinnati, OH). In Cincinnati, among other things, Joel served as a co-producer of SwinGallery (Cincinnati’s longest-running weekly swing dance event) from 2006-2016. To learn more about SupermurgaNati, find out exactly who is teaching each course, and see other activities and offerings, please visit supermurganati.com.
    • All classes are open to students with any range of experience, from beginners learning for the first time to experienced dancers looking to solidify fundamentals or expand their knowledge base.
    • Students are not required to bring a partner to class.
    • In class, we use a partner rotation system where Leads dance with all the Follows and Follows dance with all the Leads. All students are expected to participate in the rotation unless there is an extenuating circumstance. Our classes are not designed for students to stay with the same partner.
    • Students are allowed to choose their own role in class, Lead or Follow. Students may also switch roles as frequently as they like.
    • It is highly likely that in every class, students will dance with some partners of the same gender and some of different genders during the rotation. The expectation is that all students be respectful of all other students at all times.
  • Tuesdays, 8:15 - 9:15 p.m.

    The term “Jitterbug” means many different things to many different people of many different backgrounds. This class will start with the most universal 6-count rhythms and movements across all idioms of Swing Dance. We’ll get you on the dance floor quickly and present fundamental concepts that will guide the development of your technique and style in the future.
    • Age: Adults
    • Session: March 12 - March 26 (3 weeks)
    • Difficulty Level: Low
    • Instructor: Joel Domoe
    • Cost: $45/student
    • Class Size: minimum of 8 students required to run class, no more than 16 enrolled.
    • Class Location: CCAC's new home (3412 Clifton Ave)
    • Registration Deadline: EXTENDED! March 9, 2024
    Joel Domoe Joel Domoe coordinates the design, development, and teaching of Swing Dance Foundations in collaboration with CCAC and other swing dance luminaries in the Cincinnati Area. Joel is the founder of SupermurgaNati, whose mission is: To amaze, enable, and empower Cincinnati's Jitterbugs and Lindy Hoppers creatively, technically, and socially by providing opportunities for elite instruction, generous mentoring, exciting collaboration, supportive connections, and amazing dance. Joel has been teaching, performing, community building, and producing events in the Swing Dance community all over the Eastern United States for 25 years. He is a former Virginia State Open Jitterbug Champion and Southwestern Regional Lindy Hop Champion. He has served as Competition Coordinator and/or Head Judge for the American Lindy Hop Championships (Stamford, CT), Lindy Focus (Asheville, NC), and Beantown Dance Camp (Boston, MA) multiple times. Joel has taught classes at far too many events to name. He is a founding and honorary lifetime member of the Piedmont Swing Dance Society in Greensboro/Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and was a founding member and first president of the Atlanta Swing Era Dance Association. He has founded and directed three different Swing Dance Troupes: Bums and Bombshells (Greensboro, NC), Heavens to Murgatroid! (Atlanta, GA), and The Cinci SnapShots (Cincinnati, OH). In Cincinnati, among other things, Joel served as a co-producer of SwinGallery (Cincinnati’s longest-running weekly swing dance event) from 2006-2016. To learn more about SupermurgaNati, find out exactly who is teaching each course, and see other activities and offerings, please visit supermurganati.com.
    • All classes are open to students with any range of experience, from beginners learning for the first time to experienced dancers looking to solidify fundamentals or expand their knowledge base.
    • Students are not required to bring a partner to class.
    • In class, we use a partner rotation system where Leads dance with all the Follows and Follows dance with all the Leads. All students are expected to participate in the rotation unless there is an extenuating circumstance. Our classes are not designed for students to stay with the same partner.
    • Students are allowed to choose their own role in class, Lead or Follow. Students may also switch roles as frequently as they like.
    • It is highly likely that in every class, students will dance with some partners of the same gender and some of different genders during the rotation. The expectation is that all students be respectful of all other students at all times.
  • Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    Blues music is diverse. So is Blues Dance. As we explore how to dance to blues music, we will focus on the “conversation” you have with your partner while dancing and how to establish and maintain great communication with each other. Difficulty level: Medium/Low
    • Age: Adults
    • Session: March 12 - March 26 (3 weeks)
    • Difficulty Level: Medium/Low
    • Instructor: Joel Domoe
    • Cost: $45/student
    • Class Size: minimum of 8 students required to run class, no more than 16 enrolled.
    • Class Location: CCAC's new home (3412 Clifton Ave)
    • Registration Deadline: EXTENDED! March 9, 2024
    Joel Domoe Joel Domoe coordinates the design, development, and teaching of Swing Dance Foundations in collaboration with CCAC and other swing dance luminaries in the Cincinnati Area. Joel is the founder of SupermurgaNati, whose mission is: To amaze, enable, and empower Cincinnati's Jitterbugs and Lindy Hoppers creatively, technically, and socially by providing opportunities for elite instruction, generous mentoring, exciting collaboration, supportive connections, and amazing dance. Joel has been teaching, performing, community building, and producing events in the Swing Dance community all over the Eastern United States for 25 years. He is a former Virginia State Open Jitterbug Champion and Southwestern Regional Lindy Hop Champion. He has served as Competition Coordinator and/or Head Judge for the American Lindy Hop Championships (Stamford, CT), Lindy Focus (Asheville, NC), and Beantown Dance Camp (Boston, MA) multiple times. Joel has taught classes at far too many events to name. He is a founding and honorary lifetime member of the Piedmont Swing Dance Society in Greensboro/Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and was a founding member and first president of the Atlanta Swing Era Dance Association. He has founded and directed three different Swing Dance Troupes: Bums and Bombshells (Greensboro, NC), Heavens to Murgatroid! (Atlanta, GA), and The Cinci SnapShots (Cincinnati, OH). In Cincinnati, among other things, Joel served as a co-producer of SwinGallery (Cincinnati’s longest-running weekly swing dance event) from 2006-2016. To learn more about SupermurgaNati, find out exactly who is teaching each course, and see other activities and offerings, please visit supermurganati.com.
    • All classes are open to students with any range of experience, from beginners learning for the first time to experienced dancers looking to solidify fundamentals or expand their knowledge base.
    • Students are not required to bring a partner to class.
    • In class, we use a partner rotation system where Leads dance with all the Follows and Follows dance with all the Leads. All students are expected to participate in the rotation unless there is an extenuating circumstance. Our classes are not designed for students to stay with the same partner.
    • Students are allowed to choose their own role in class, Lead or Follow. Students may also switch roles as frequently as they like.
    • It is highly likely that in every class, students will dance with some partners of the same gender and some of different genders during the rotation. The expectation is that all students be respectful of all other students at all times.
  • Mondays, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    Each month of 2024, explore a new aspect of Fiber Art. See the full schedule HERE. In April, learn how to produce beautiful patterns using knotted textiles.
    • Age: Adults
    • Session: April 8 - Apr 29 (4 weeks)
    • Instructor: Prari Parran
    • Cost: $100/student + supplies fee of $20
    • Class Size: minimum of 7 students required to run class, no more than 20 enrolled.
    • Class Location: CCAC's new home (3412 Clifton Ave)
    • Registration Deadline: April 5, 2024
    Prari Parran Bio coming soon.
  • Tuesdays, 7:30 – 8:30 pm

    Tai Chi is the slow, meditative Chinese martial art practiced to promote health, balance, mental calm, and clarity. Come and join us to learn and practice this profound and wonderful art. No previous experience is necessary.
    • Ages: Adults and Mature Teens 14+
    • Session: Ongoing, meets year-round
    • Instructor: Uri Sella
    • Cost: Pay-what-you-can (suggested donation of $5/class.) Pay online below or in person before class with cash/check
    • Class Location: CCAC's new home (3412 Clifton Ave)
    • How to Register: Email classes@cliftonculturalarts.org with “Tai Chi” in the subject line.
    This is a "Pay-what-you-can" class! We determine the "suggested donation" amount based on the absolute minimum that it costs the center to run this class. If that amount is out of your reach today, enter an amount that you are comfortable with in the box below, then hit "donate" to register. If you can afford it, we encourage you to pay the "suggested donation" amount (or more) so CCAC can continue offering creative experiences that are available and accessible to everyone! If you do not see a "donate" option, the program is full.
    Uri Sella Uri grew up in Israel, where he served in the Israeli army and studied law. Upon graduation, he clerked on the Israeli Supreme Court and, in 1994, moved to New York City to start a career as a corporate lawyer. In New York, he discovered a passion to express himself with paint. Twice a week, after a long day in the office, he would shed his suit and tie and travel downtown to attend Jack Potter’s evening classes on drawing and composition at the School of Visual Arts. Several years later, he decided to abandon the practice of law and joined his wife in Cincinnati. Upon the birth of his first child, he became a stay-at-home father. He also studies and teaches tai chi.
  • Tuesdays, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    Rediscover the joy of tie-dye! Explore new ways to twist, tie, and bunch your clothing items to create intricate and exciting patterns.
    • Age: Adults and Teens 13+
    • Session: April 23 - May 14 (4 weeks)
    • Instructor: Prari Parran
    • Cost: $130/student
    • Class Size: minimum of 7 students registered to run class; no more than 15 students total
    • Class Location: CCAC's new home (3412 Clifton Ave)
    • Registration Deadline: April 15, 2023
    Prari Parran Coming Soon.
  • Saturday, March 30 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Create beautiful cards that have a handmade look using ink and your own linocut stamp.
    • Age: Adults and mature teens 13+
    • Session: One Time Workshop, meets on March 30, 2024
    • Instructor: Mary Woodworth
    • Cost: $60/student
    • Class Size: minimum of 7 students registered to run class; no more than 12 students total
    • Class Location: CCAC's new home (3412 Clifton Ave)
    • Registration Deadline: March 27, 2024

    Mary Woodworth

    Bio coming soon.
  • Saturday, 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

    Have you ever wondered how it feels to publish a book? You get a box in the mail, open it, and it's the first copy of your book with your name printed. You just became an author! This one-day writers' retreat will change your mindset on becoming an author. Throughout the workshop, participants will:
    • Explore questions like: why do you want to publish a book? In what genre do you want to write? What is preventing you from starting your book right at this moment?
    • Learn best practices on your writing space, time, and designing a writing system.
    • Participate in group discussions and exercises to motivate you to start and continue until you become an author.
    • Explore traditional and online publishing.
    • Learn how to visualize your book before it's published.
    • Take part in a Q & A session with a local author.
    Beginners welcome. No complete manuscript is required. Bring your pen and paper, but most importantly, your desire to publish and become an author.
    • Ages: Adults 18+
    • Session: One-Time Workshop
      • Spring 1: January 13, 2024
      • Spring 2: February 10, 2024
      • Spring 3: March 16, 2024
      • Spring 4: May 11, 2024
    • Instructor: Victor Vélez
    • Cost: $150/session (includes lunch and Writers' Workbook)
    • Class Location: CCAC’s new home (3412 Clifton Ave)
    • Class Size: 3 – 10 students enrolled per session.

    Victor Vélez Victor, a native of Puerto Rico, grew up in New York City and currently lives in Cincinnati. His creative talents are expressed through multiple artistic disciplines as a writer, poet, photographer, and musician.  Victor studied Communication Arts at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, New York, and began his writing career as a freelance writer in the early 1980s. Victor’s published works include:
    • Poetry collections – A Quest for Answers (2003), Conga Blues (2008), Donde Estas, Senor? (2014), Divine Reflections (2016), and Wandering Soul (2019)
    • Photography – Images (2013)
    • Children’s book – You Live Inside (2022)
    • Fictional and non-fiction works – Salsa in the 'Nati (2020), The Triduum of All Hallows (2021), The Twelve (2022), and Forecast (2022)
    • "Jennifer's Notes," a novel suspense thriller with a twist, is coming in 2024.
  • Friday, May 17 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

    Mark your calendars each month for the most fun evening of creativity that you'll find. Craft a unique piece of art while enjoying the evening's signature cocktail (or any other drink). At this month at Crafts & Cocktails, you can work with alcohol ink to fashion colorful and functional abstract works of art.
    • Age: Adults 21+
    • Session: One Time Workshop, meets on May 17, 2024
    • Instructor: Melinda Welch
    • Cost: $60/student (includes 1 drink ticket)
    • Class Size: minimum of 7 students registered to run class; no more than 24 students total
    • Class Location: CCAC's new home (3412 Clifton Ave)
    • Registration Deadline: May 16, 2024
    Melinda Welch Melinda E. Welch earned her Master’s degree and teaching license in Art Education from the University of Cincinnati’s school of Design Architecture, Art and Planning. Melinda’s Masters thesis focused on developing a visual arts curriculum for a community arts center. Currently, Melinda is teaching for the Clifton Cultural Arts Center and leading art classes at Bridgeway Pointe, UC Health, an assisted living residence.  Melinda’s teaching experience includes 14 years as Art Director at the Wyoming Fine Arts Center. While Art Director, she developed her vision for a visual art community driven by a strong, cohesive art curriculum and relationships with her students and families. She sought to connect with surrounding communities by integrating free art programming through connections with local schools, libraries and recreation centers. She often collaborates with diverse music teachers, and other non-profit organizations such as Elementz and BioKoto.  While in graduate school, she was employed by Kennedy Heights Art Center to teach adult and youth art classes. She also taught after-school art at Pleasant Ridge Montessori and the Pleasant Ridge Library. Her student teaching experience includes Walnut Hills High School, Sherwood Elementary, North Avondale Montessori, and Anderson High School. For the Contemporary Art Center, she taught an arts integration curriculum at Bond Hill Elementary. For the CAC she also led art programing at various local schools and in the UNMuseum. She has completed internships at the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Taft Museum of Art, Manifest Gallery and Prairie Gallery. She was part of a youth community photography program in conjunction with Happen Inc, Prairie Gallery and the Mill Creek Restoration Project. Melinda is an active and experienced artist who works in ceramics, photography, collage and whatever else strikes her artistic fancy. She and her husband reside in Camp Washington with their two children.
  • Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    Born in Southern California during the Swing Era, Balboa is a close position partner dance that mixes well with Lindy Hop and Charleston. Legend has it that the dance halls in that region were so packed that dancers had to confine their movements to smaller spaces, giving rise to the style and technique of Balboa.
    • Age: Adults
    • Session: April 30 - May 21 (4 weeks)
    • Difficulty Level: Medium/Low
    • Instructor: Joel Domoe
    • Cost:
      • One (4-week) Session of Balboa: $40
      • One (4-week) Session of Balboa and Vernacular Jazz: $60
      • Drop In (1-hour) Balboa: $15
      • Drop In (2-hours) Balboa and Vernacular Jazz: $20
    • Class Size: minimum of 8 students required to run class, no more than 16 enrolled.
    • Class Location: CCAC's new home (3412 Clifton Ave)
    • Registration Deadline: April 26, 2024
    Joel Domoe Joel Domoe coordinates the design, development, and teaching of Swing Dance Foundations in collaboration with CCAC and other swing dance luminaries in the Cincinnati Area. Joel is the founder of SupermurgaNati, whose mission is: To amaze, enable, and empower Cincinnati's Jitterbugs and Lindy Hoppers creatively, technically, and socially by providing opportunities for elite instruction, generous mentoring, exciting collaboration, supportive connections, and amazing dance. Joel has been teaching, performing, community building, and producing events in the Swing Dance community all over the Eastern United States for 25 years. He is a former Virginia State Open Jitterbug Champion and Southwestern Regional Lindy Hop Champion. He has served as Competition Coordinator and/or Head Judge for the American Lindy Hop Championships (Stamford, CT), Lindy Focus (Asheville, NC), and Beantown Dance Camp (Boston, MA) multiple times. Joel has taught classes at far too many events to name. He is a founding and honorary lifetime member of the Piedmont Swing Dance Society in Greensboro/Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and was a founding member and first president of the Atlanta Swing Era Dance Association. He has founded and directed three different Swing Dance Troupes: Bums and Bombshells (Greensboro, NC), Heavens to Murgatroid! (Atlanta, GA), and The Cinci SnapShots (Cincinnati, OH). In Cincinnati, among other things, Joel served as a co-producer of SwinGallery (Cincinnati’s longest-running weekly swing dance event) from 2006-2016. To learn more about SupermurgaNati, find out exactly who is teaching each course, and see other activities and offerings, please visit supermurganati.com.
    • All classes are open to students with any range of experience, from beginners learning for the first time to experienced dancers looking to solidify fundamentals or expand their knowledge base.
    • Students are not required to bring a partner to class.
    • In class, we use a partner rotation system where Leads dance with all the Follows and Follows dance with all the Leads. All students are expected to participate in the rotation unless there is an extenuating circumstance. Our classes are not designed for students to stay with the same partner.
    • Students are allowed to choose their own role in class, Lead or Follow. Students may also switch roles as frequently as they like.
    • It is highly likely that in every class, students will dance with some partners of the same gender and some of different genders during the rotation. The expectation is that all students be respectful of all other students at all times.

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