• Tuesday, Jan 2, 9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

    In this art class for the preschool set (ages 2-4), we will read and explore a different picture book each week and then make our own art inspired by the story using a variety of materials. Dress to allow for a mess! Grownups must stay with their young artists during the class. Space is limited: registration is required to reserve your seat! View and register for upcoming Art + Tales events by clicking here.
    • Ages: 2-4 with an adult
    • Session: January 2, 2024
    • Instructor: Kelli Gleiner
    • Cost: Free, suggested $5 per class donation
    • Class Size: maximum of 8 children registered per program day
    • Class Location: The Upside Brew (329 Ludlow Avenue)
    How to Register: enter donation amount in the box below, then hit "donate"! Registration closes prior to the program. If you do not see a "donate" option, the program is full!
    Kelli Gleiner Kelli is an author, fiber artist, and art educator in Cincinnati, Ohio. She holds a BFA in drawing and painting from Bowling Green State University. She’s taught art in the public and private sectors, made a lot of coffee, stayed home with a little human, wrote grants for a nonprofit, and coordinated events for the best children’s bookstore in the world, all while making art. Her two board books, Cheer Up, Monster and A Day With Monster, feature a quirky felted monster/abominable snowman friend that was popular on her (now defunct) Etsy site, and are available now from blue manatee press. 
    Snow is a 1998 New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year and a 1999 Caldecott Honor Book. "It's snowing, said boy with dog. "It's only a snowflake," said grandfather with beard. No one thinks one or two snowflakes will amount to anything. Not the man with the hat or the lady with the umbrella. Not even the television or the radio forecasters. But one boy and his dog have faith that the snow will amount to something spectacular, and when flakes start to swirl down on the city, they are also the only ones who know how to truly enjoy it. Uri Shulevitz' playful depiction of a snowy day and the transformation of a city is perfectly captured in simple, poetic text and lively watercolor and pen-and-ink illustrations.
  • Tuesday, Jan 9, 9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

    In this art class for the preschool set (ages 2-4), we will read and explore a different picture book each week and then make our own art inspired by the story using a variety of materials. Dress to allow for a mess! Grownups must stay with their young artists during the class. Space is limited: registration is required to reserve your seat! View and register for upcoming Art + Tales events by clicking here.
    • Ages: 2-4 with an adult
    • Session: January 9, 2024
    • Instructor: Kelli Gleiner
    • Cost: Free, suggested $5 per class donation
    • Class Size: maximum of 8 children registered per program day
    • Class Location: The Upside Brew (329 Ludlow Avenue)
    How to Register: enter donation amount in the box below, then hit "donate"! Registration closes prior to the program. If you do not see a "donate" option, the program is full!
    Kelli Gleiner Kelli is an author, fiber artist, and art educator in Cincinnati, Ohio. She holds a BFA in drawing and painting from Bowling Green State University. She’s taught art in the public and private sectors, made a lot of coffee, stayed home with a little human, wrote grants for a nonprofit, and coordinated events for the best children’s bookstore in the world, all while making art. Her two board books, Cheer Up, Monster and A Day With Monster, feature a quirky felted monster/abominable snowman friend that was popular on her (now defunct) Etsy site, and are available now from blue manatee press. 
    Named an NPR Best Book of the Year and Junior Library Guild Selection, Flashlight by Lizi Boyd is a wordless storybook with stunning illustrations that aims to lighten the fear of the dark and the noises that come with it. " Flashlight allows readers to experience the wonder and excitement of nighttime exploration in the woods and wordlessly entices readers to explore the hidden nature outside their own homes."— The Busy Librarian Inside the tent it's cozy, but what is going on outside? Is it dark? Is it scary? Not if you have your trusty flashlight! In this charming story, told solely through images, artist Lizi Boyd offers an enchanting exploration of night, nature, and the nocturnal world. One boy's camping adventure gets even better when he shines a light into the shadows and finds all sorts of nighttime creatures, fascinating insects, plants, trees, and streams—all brilliantly illuminated in the beam of his flashlight.
  • Tuesday, Apr 2, 9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

    In this art class for the preschool set (ages 2-4), we will read and explore a different picture book each week and then make our own art inspired by the story using a variety of materials. Dress to allow for a mess! Grownups must stay with their young artists during the class. Space is limited: registration is required to reserve your seat! View and register for upcoming Art + Tales events by clicking here.
    • Ages: 2-4 with an adult
    • Session: April 2, 2024
    • Instructor: Kelli Gleiner
    • Cost: Free, suggested $5 per class donation
    • Class Size: maximum of 12 children registered per program day
    • Class Location: CCAC's new home (3412 Clifton Avenue)
    How to Register: enter donation amount in the box below, then hit "donate"! Registration closes prior to the program. If you do not see a "donate" option, the program is full!
    Kelli Gleiner Kelli is an author, fiber artist, and art educator in Cincinnati, Ohio. She holds a BFA in drawing and painting from Bowling Green State University. She’s taught art in the public and private sectors, made a lot of coffee, stayed home with a little human, wrote grants for a nonprofit, and coordinated events for the best children’s bookstore in the world, all while making art. Her two board books, Cheer Up, Monster and A Day With Monster, feature a quirky felted monster/abominable snowman friend that was popular on her (now defunct) Etsy site, and are available now from blue manatee press. 
    Meet a winning, winsome inchworm, proud of his ability to measure anything under the sun, from a robin's tail to a toucan's beak. When a hungry nightingale threatens to eat him for breakfast unless he can measure her song, the inchworm calls on his craft and skill to creatively solve the dilemma.
  • Tuesday, Apr 9, 9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

    In this art class for the preschool set (ages 2-4), we will read and explore a different picture book each week and then make our own art inspired by the story using a variety of materials. Dress to allow for a mess! Grownups must stay with their young artists during the class. Space is limited: registration is required to reserve your seat! View and register for upcoming Art + Tales events by clicking here.
    • Ages: 2-4 with an adult
    • Session: April 9, 2024
    • Instructor: Kelli Gleiner
    • Cost: Free, suggested $5 per class donation
    • Class Size: maximum of 12 children registered per program day
    • Class Location: CCAC's new home (3412 Clifton Avenue)
    How to Register: enter donation amount in the box below, then hit "donate"! Registration closes prior to the program. If you do not see a "donate" option, the program is full!
    Kelli Gleiner Kelli is an author, fiber artist, and art educator in Cincinnati, Ohio. She holds a BFA in drawing and painting from Bowling Green State University. She’s taught art in the public and private sectors, made a lot of coffee, stayed home with a little human, wrote grants for a nonprofit, and coordinated events for the best children’s bookstore in the world, all while making art. Her two board books, Cheer Up, Monster and A Day With Monster, feature a quirky felted monster/abominable snowman friend that was popular on her (now defunct) Etsy site, and are available now from blue manatee press. 
    A small boy imagines what it would be like to have his own rainbow to play with.
  • Tuesday, Apr 16, 9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

    In this art class for the preschool set (ages 2-4), we will read and explore a different picture book each week and then make our own art inspired by the story using a variety of materials. Dress to allow for a mess! Grownups must stay with their young artists during the class. Space is limited: registration is required to reserve your seat! View and register for upcoming Art + Tales events by clicking here.
    • Ages: 2-4 with an adult
    • Session: April 16, 2024
    • Instructor: Kelli Gleiner
    • Cost: Free, suggested $5 per class donation
    • Class Size: maximum of 12 children registered per program day
    • Class Location: CCAC's new home (3412 Clifton Avenue)
    How to Register: enter donation amount in the box below, then hit "donate"! Registration closes prior to the program. If you do not see a "donate" option, the program is full!
    Kelli Gleiner Kelli is an author, fiber artist, and art educator in Cincinnati, Ohio. She holds a BFA in drawing and painting from Bowling Green State University. She’s taught art in the public and private sectors, made a lot of coffee, stayed home with a little human, wrote grants for a nonprofit, and coordinated events for the best children’s bookstore in the world, all while making art. Her two board books, Cheer Up, Monster and A Day With Monster, feature a quirky felted monster/abominable snowman friend that was popular on her (now defunct) Etsy site, and are available now from blue manatee press. 
    A lively and inspiring poem weaves together facts about water and the need for water conservation.
  • Tuesday, Apr 23, 9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

    In this art class for the preschool set (ages 2-4), we will read and explore a different picture book each week and then make our own art inspired by the story using a variety of materials. Dress to allow for a mess! Grownups must stay with their young artists during the class. Space is limited: registration is required to reserve your seat! View and register for upcoming Art + Tales events by clicking here.
    • Ages: 2-4 with an adult
    • Session: April 23, 2024
    • Instructor: Kelli Gleiner
    • Cost: Free, suggested $5 per class donation
    • Class Size: maximum of 12 children registered per program day
    • Class Location: CCAC's new home (3412 Clifton Avenue)
    How to Register: enter donation amount in the box below, then hit "donate"! Registration closes prior to the program. If you do not see a "donate" option, the program is full!
    Kelli Gleiner Kelli is an author, fiber artist, and art educator in Cincinnati, Ohio. She holds a BFA in drawing and painting from Bowling Green State University. She’s taught art in the public and private sectors, made a lot of coffee, stayed home with a little human, wrote grants for a nonprofit, and coordinated events for the best children’s bookstore in the world, all while making art. Her two board books, Cheer Up, Monster and A Day With Monster, feature a quirky felted monster/abominable snowman friend that was popular on her (now defunct) Etsy site, and are available now from blue manatee press. 
    A moving picture book for ages 3 to 8 about a daisy who is told she’s “just a weed”—and embarks on a journey to find her place in the garden. Daisy is new to the garden and just opening her petals to the sun when Rose tells her that she's just a weed. What’s a weed? Daisy asks. Weeds aren't planted on purpose, Rose explains, and they only get in the way. Soon Daisy compares herself to other plants in the garden: she isn't tall like Sunflower, nor sweet like Strawberry, nor fragrant like Rose. Daisy worries that Rose might be right—that she is a weed after all—until a strange and beautiful plant offers Daisy a different perspective. Maybe Daisy can choose her own purpose! And why do others get to decide who she is?
  • Tuesday, Apr 30, 9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

    In this art class for the preschool set (ages 2-4), we will read and explore a different picture book each week and then make our own art inspired by the story using a variety of materials. Dress to allow for a mess! Grownups must stay with their young artists during the class. Space is limited: registration is required to reserve your seat! View and register for upcoming Art + Tales events by clicking here.
    • Ages: 2-4 with an adult
    • Session: April 30, 2024
    • Instructor: Kelli Gleiner
    • Cost: Free, suggested $5 per class donation
    • Class Size: maximum of 12 children registered per program day
    • Class Location: CCAC's new home (3412 Clifton Avenue)
    How to Register: enter donation amount in the box below, then hit "donate"! Registration closes prior to the program. If you do not see a "donate" option, the program is full!
    Kelli Gleiner Kelli is an author, fiber artist, and art educator in Cincinnati, Ohio. She holds a BFA in drawing and painting from Bowling Green State University. She’s taught art in the public and private sectors, made a lot of coffee, stayed home with a little human, wrote grants for a nonprofit, and coordinated events for the best children’s bookstore in the world, all while making art. Her two board books, Cheer Up, Monster and A Day With Monster, feature a quirky felted monster/abominable snowman friend that was popular on her (now defunct) Etsy site, and are available now from blue manatee press. 
    From the acclaimed author/artist of Beyond the Pond and Rulers of the Playground comes a breathtaking new book with a powerful message about the environment, perfect for fans of Peter Brown’s The Curious Garden and Kadir Nelson’s If You Plant a Seed. Each day, the big trucks go to work. They scoop and hoist and push. But when Digger discovers something growing in the rubble, he sets in motion a series of events that will change him, and the city, forever.
  • Tuesday, May 7, 9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

    In this art class for the preschool set (ages 2-4), we will read and explore a different picture book each week and then make our own art inspired by the story using a variety of materials. Dress to allow for a mess! Grownups must stay with their young artists during the class. Space is limited: registration is required to reserve your seat! View and register for upcoming Art + Tales events by clicking here.
    • Ages: 2-4 with an adult
    • Session: May 7, 2024
    • Instructor: Kelli Gleiner
    • Cost: Free, suggested $5 per class donation
    • Class Size: maximum of 12 children registered per program day
    • Class Location: CCAC's new home (3412 Clifton Avenue)
    How to Register: enter donation amount in the box below, then hit "donate"! Registration closes prior to the program. If you do not see a "donate" option, the program is full!
    Kelli Gleiner Kelli is an author, fiber artist, and art educator in Cincinnati, Ohio. She holds a BFA in drawing and painting from Bowling Green State University. She’s taught art in the public and private sectors, made a lot of coffee, stayed home with a little human, wrote grants for a nonprofit, and coordinated events for the best children’s bookstore in the world, all while making art. Her two board books, Cheer Up, Monster and A Day With Monster, feature a quirky felted monster/abominable snowman friend that was popular on her (now defunct) Etsy site, and are available now from blue manatee press. 
    Spare, rhythmic text and pairs of simple circular shapes convey opposite relationships in the arc of a day in this very simple concept book. Dots here, dots there, you can see dots everywhere! Some are loud, and some are quiet. Some are happy, and some are sad. Some dots even taste yummy, while others taste bad. Graphic designer Patricia Intriago sets bold, circular shapes against a stark white background to emphasize opposite dot relationships.
  • Tuesday, May 14, 9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

    In this art class for the preschool set (ages 2-4), we will read and explore a different picture book each week and then make our own art inspired by the story using a variety of materials. Dress to allow for a mess! Grownups must stay with their young artists during the class. Space is limited: registration is required to reserve your seat! View and register for upcoming Art + Tales events by clicking here.
    • Ages: 2-4 with an adult
    • Session: May 14, 2024
    • Instructor: Kelli Gleiner
    • Cost: Free, suggested $5 per class donation
    • Class Size: maximum of 12 children registered per program day
    • Class Location: CCAC's new home (3412 Clifton Avenue)
    How to Register: enter donation amount in the box below, then hit "donate"! Registration closes prior to the program. If you do not see a "donate" option, the program is full!
    Kelli Gleiner Kelli is an author, fiber artist, and art educator in Cincinnati, Ohio. She holds a BFA in drawing and painting from Bowling Green State University. She’s taught art in the public and private sectors, made a lot of coffee, stayed home with a little human, wrote grants for a nonprofit, and coordinated events for the best children’s bookstore in the world, all while making art. Her two board books, Cheer Up, Monster and A Day With Monster, feature a quirky felted monster/abominable snowman friend that was popular on her (now defunct) Etsy site, and are available now from blue manatee press. 
    With perfect comic pacing, Greg Pizzoli introduces us to one funny crocodile who has one big fear: swallowing a watermelon seed. What will he do when his greatest fear is realized? Will vines sprout out his ears? Will his skin turn pink? This crocodile has a wild imagination that kids will love. With bold color and beautiful sense of design, Greg Pizzoli's picture book debut takes this familiar childhood worry and gives us a true gem in the vein of I Want My Hat Back and Not a Box.
  • Tuesday, May 21, 9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

    In this art class for the preschool set (ages 2-4), we will read and explore a different picture book each week and then make our own art inspired by the story using a variety of materials. Dress to allow for a mess! Grownups must stay with their young artists during the class. Space is limited: registration is required to reserve your seat! View and register for upcoming Art + Tales events by clicking here.
    • Ages: 2-4 with an adult
    • Session: May 21, 2024
    • Instructor: Kelli Gleiner
    • Cost: Free, suggested $5 per class donation
    • Class Size: maximum of 12 children registered per program day
    • Class Location: CCAC's new home (3412 Clifton Avenue)
    How to Register: enter donation amount in the box below, then hit "donate"! Registration closes prior to the program. If you do not see a "donate" option, the program is full!
    Kelli Gleiner Kelli is an author, fiber artist, and art educator in Cincinnati, Ohio. She holds a BFA in drawing and painting from Bowling Green State University. She’s taught art in the public and private sectors, made a lot of coffee, stayed home with a little human, wrote grants for a nonprofit, and coordinated events for the best children’s bookstore in the world, all while making art. Her two board books, Cheer Up, Monster and A Day With Monster, feature a quirky felted monster/abominable snowman friend that was popular on her (now defunct) Etsy site, and are available now from blue manatee press. 
    An inspirational story of a boy who loved the stars so much, he decided to catch one of his very own. The beautifully illustrated, original debut picture book from shining talent Oliver Jeffers. There once was a boy who loved stars so much that he wished he had one of his very own. Every night he watched the stars in the sky from his bedroom window and dreamed of how he could be their friend and how they could play hide-and-go-seek together. So, one day, he decided to set about catching a star of his very own…
  • Saturday, April 20 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Unleash your imagination by creating a beautiful word, a name, from humble but interesting paper.
    • Ages: Adults and mature teens 16+
    • Session: One-Time Workshop, meets on April 20
    • Cost: $40/students
    • Class Size: Minimum of 4 students required to run workshop, no more than 15 students registered.
    • Class Location: CCAC's new home (3412 Clifton Ave)
    • Registration Deadline: April 17, 2024
    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.
  • Wednesdays, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

    Get prepared for a riot of creative chaos! You'll unleash your imagination, splatter paint, squish clay, and have a blast making beautiful messes while learning the joys of self-expression through art.

    • Age: Ages 8 - 12
    • Session: March 13 - May 22 (11 weeks)
    • Instructor: Melinda Welch
    • Cost: $58/month
    • 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: Rolling!
    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.
  • Saturday, May 18 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    Learn to draw lions and tigers and bears (oh my!), as well as elephants, giraffes, and more! Discover some of the techniques used by real cartoon artists as you draw, color, and create your own cartoon zoo.
    • Ages: Ages 7-12
    • Session: One-Time Workshop, meets on May 18
    • Cost: $60/student
    • Class Size: Minimum of 7 students required to run workshop, no more than 15 students registered.
    • Class Location: CCAC's new home (3412 Clifton Ave)
    • Registration Deadline: May 15, 2024
    Lynn Arnsperger Lynn’s training is in fine art as well as commercial art & advertising and includes training at Hanna-Barbera for teaching animation. While there, she trained to be (and eventually became) the Dean of Animation at ACA College of Design. At Hanna-Barbera, Lynn learned how a real animation studio operates. Many of her students have gone on to have successful careers in art, like a graphics designer for the Super Bowl, department head at Disney, and Assistant Editor for Dungeons and Dragons Magazine. Lynn is a regular teacher at CCAC and has led classes, workshops, and camps for numerous years.
  • Tuesdays or Thursdays, 2:45 - 3:45 p.m. or 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

    This exciting semester-long after school class with Clifton Cultural Arts Center will allow students to express themselves using painting, fiber arts, collage, drawing, and much more in a number of different projects. The only limit to what you can create is your imagination! Walkover service from Clifton Area Neighborhood School and Fairview-Clifton German Language School* provided. Tuition includes a snack and all class supplies. Tuition assistance available.
    • Ages: Grades K-2
    • Session: Spring 2024 - 19 weeks
      • Tuesday sessions run Jan 2 – May 14, 2024. No class Mar 26!
      • Thursday sessions run Jan 4 – May 16, 2024. No class Mar 28!
    • Instructor: Melinda Welch
    • Cost: $305/student
    • Class Size: minimum of 5 students registered to run class; no more than 12 students total
    • Class Location: CCAC's new home (3412 Clifton Ave)
    • Registration Deadline: Ongoing! Class tuition prorated based on start date: contact CCAC with questions.
      *Walkover from Clifton Area Neighborhood School is available for 2:45 p.m. classes. Walkover from Fairview-Clifton German Language School is available for 4:00 p.m. classes.
    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.
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    Tuesdays or Thursdays, 2:45 - 3:45 p.m. or 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

    This exciting semester-long after school class with Clifton Cultural Arts Center will allow students to express themselves using painting, fiber arts, collage, drawing, and much more in a number of different projects. The only limit to what you can create is your imagination! Walkover service from Clifton Area Neighborhood School and Fairview-Clifton German Language School* provided. Tuition includes a snack and all class supplies. Tuition assistance available.
    • Ages: Grades 3-6
    • Session: Spring 2024 - 19 weeks
      • Tuesday sessions run Jan 2 – May 14, 2024. No class Mar 26!
      • Thursday sessions run Jan 4 – May 16, 2024. No class Mar 28!
    • Instructor: Prari Parran
    • Cost: $305/student
    • Class Size: minimum of 5 students registered to run class; no more than 12 students total
    • Class Location: CCAC's new home (3412 Clifton Ave)
    • Registration Deadline: Ongoing! Class tuition prorated based on start date: contact CCAC with questions.
      *Walkover from Clifton Area Neighborhood School is available for 2:45 p.m. classes. Walkover from Fairview-Clifton German Language School is available for 4:00 p.m. classes.
  • Saturday, April 27 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Create your own fashion line! You'll develop a fashion portfolio consisting of casual wear, party and evening dresses, swimsuits, and accessories. Students will also design fabric swatches to complement their portfolio. The day will end with a fashion display! Students should pack a non-refrigerated lunch.
    • Ages: Ages 8+
    • Session: One-Time Workshop, meets on April 27
    • Cost: $90/students
    • Class Size: Minimum of 7 students required to run workshop, no more than 15 students registered.
    • Class Location: CCAC's new home (3412 Clifton Ave)
    • Registration Deadline: April 24, 2024
    Lynn Arnsperger Lynn’s training is in fine art as well as commercial art & advertising and includes training at Hanna-Barbera for teaching animation. While there, she trained to be (and eventually became) the Dean of Animation at ACA College of Design. At Hanna-Barbera, Lynn learned how a real animation studio operates. Many of her students have gone on to have successful careers in art, like a graphics designer for the Super Bowl, department head at Disney, and Assistant Editor for Dungeons and Dragons Magazine. Lynn is a regular teacher at CCAC and has led classes, workshops, and camps for numerous years.
  • Saturdays, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

    In this art class for the preschool set, children will be encouraged to discover and create using various media including painting, pastels, sculpture, and printmaking.

    • Ages: 3-5
    • Session: 11 weeks (Mar 16 – May 25, 2024)
    • Instructor: Melinda Welch
    • Cost: $150/student
    • Class Size: minimum of 4 students registered to run class; no more than 12 students total
    • Class Location: CCAC's new home (3412 Clifton Ave)
    • Registration Deadline: March 11, 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.

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