• Tuesday November 14, 2023 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

    Snuggle up this fall with a giant fiber creation. In this fun crafting workshop, teens and adults will learn the basics of arm knitting and walk away with a large snuggly scarf to beat the coming winter chill!
    • Age: Adults and Mature Teens 13+
    • Session: One Time Workshop, meets on November 14, 2023
    • Instructor: Jess Morini
    • Cost: $45/student
    • Class Size: minimum of 4 students registered to run class; no more than 12 students total
    • Class Location: CCAC @ Short Vine (2728 Short Vine Street).
    • Registration Deadline: November 10, 2023
    Jess Morini Jess Morini recently moved to the Cincinnati area and brought all her craft supplies with her! She loves to find new ways to make art and fun gifts and is always learning and experimenting.  You can follow her creative journey and purchase anything you see on social media @XoMoeHandmade
  • Tai Chi with Rick Warm


    Tuesdays, 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.

    Tai chi and qigong are complementary traditional Chinese arts that help to improve one’s health, vitality, and wellbeing. Tai chi is a series of gentle flowing movements based on martial arts. Qigong is a mind/body exercise that helps stimulate “elemental life force.” In this class, we will focus on the basic forms of traditional Yang tai chi and in particular the Yang 8 step form. Over time we will begin to explore the Yang 16 step. Both of these forms are excellent preparation to practice the longer Yang 24 step form. We will also learn the Ba Duan Jin, a simple qigong form. Both the tai chi and qigong forms can be performed standing or seated. In addition we will explore some of the philosophy and basic principles behind these arts.
    • Ages: Adults ages 50+
    • Session: 
      • Fall 1: 5 weeks (September 12 – October 10, 2023)
      • Fall 2: 6 weeks (November 14 - December 19, 2023)
    • Instructor: Rick Warm
    • Cost: $5 per class; $25 for 5-week session and $30 for 6-week session
    • Class Location: CCAC @ Immanuel Presbyterian Church (3445 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati OH, 45220)
    Rick Warm Rick Warm has practiced martial arts including tai chi for 40+ years. His study of tai chi and qigong has become more serious and focused over the past 10 years, and he is a certified instructor from the prestigious Deyin Institute in the UK. Rick is also the director of the Center for Wisdom and Leadership. 
    Though the crux of Rick's work has centered on leadership and the development of wise leaders, for the last decade Rick has also focused on  wisdom in “second half of life,” the midlife transition, and in particular what it means to be an elder. Rick has taught classes and run seminars and workshops on the topics of wisdom, spirituality and aging. He also  leads a number of Elder Wisdom Circles around the city. Elder Wisdom Circles are groups of older adults, generally in retirement, that gather weekly to discuss such topics as conscious aging, spirituality, and the journey towards wisdom. The circles gather to learn from each other, encourage lifelong learning and growth, and discern how they can make a difference in the world – small or large. 
  • Tuesdays, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

    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: Free; suggested donation of $5 per class (pay online below or in person before class with cash/check)
    • Class Location: CCAC @ Short Vine (2728 Short Vine Street, Cincinnati OH, 45219)
    • How to Register: Email classes@cliftonculturalarts.org with “Tai Chi” in the subject line.
    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.
  • In this fast moving immersion workshop, students will have an opportunity to select either a fall pattern or an abstract design to create a stained glass suncatcher. Students will have the opportunity to select the glass, learn to prepare a pattern, cut and fit glass, and then will 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+
    • Session: One-Time Workshop
      • Fall 1: October 6, 2023 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
        • Make a sunflower, grasshopper, feather, or mushrooms
      • Fall 2: November 4, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
        • Make a leaf, pumpkin, feather, or mushrooms
      • Fall 3: December 2, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
        • Make a cardinal, snowflake, gnome, or mushrooms
    • Instructor: Kerri Brammy
    • Cost: $50/student
    • Class Size: minimum of 5 students registered to run class; no more than 12 students total
    • Class Location: CCAC @ Short Vine (2728 Short Vine Street).
    • Registration Deadline:
      • Fall 1: October 2, 2023
      • Fall 2: October 30, 2023
      • Fall 3: November 27, 2023
    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.
  • Saturday September 16 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Art-making doesn't need to be done alone - you can experience the joy and surprise of collaboration!  Bring a friend, partner, relative, or neighbor! This drawing class will work with a variety of media and feature individual, paired, and group activities. No supplies needed!
    • Ages: Adults 18+
    • Session: One-Time Workshop, meets on September 16, 2023
    • Cost: $35/session
    • Class Size: Minimum of 4 students required to run workshop, no more than 12 students registered.
    • Class Location: CCAC @ Short Vine (2728 Short Vine Street, Cincinnati OH, 45219)
    • Registration Deadline: September 13, 2023
    Deb Brod Deb enjoys teaching art and sharing her love of art-making and its countless therapeutic effects with people of all ages. She has taught and led community-based art projects through the Ohio Arts Council, community arts centers, schools, art museums, and many other organizations. She has created artwork for commissions (including for the Taft Museum of Art and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital), and exhibited her artwork made with many media and approaches including, painting, textiles, and installation, in the midwest (including at Cincinnati’s Contemporary Arts Center), and occasionally other parts of the country and the world. In college, Deb studied French, art history, and fine art, culminating in a masters degree in fine art in painting. Although her work often appears abstract, or non-representational, the sources of Deb’s inspiration draw on both her inner life and the outer world, and range from nature to human nature.


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