Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Explore spring with color! This class will meet, weather-permitting, at some of Cincinnati’s nearby parks, great resources for experiencing the colors of autumn directly!  Students will experience the simple power and delicious complexity of color by honing our observational skills, and through our drawing practice, approaching our study of color by “tuning into” its psychological aspects, as well as aspects of color theory. Students will also explore color relationships, color-blending, how light and shadow affect color, and more.

See below for materials list.

  • Age: 16+
  • Session: 5 weeks (September 29 – October 27, 2022)
  • Instructor: Deb Brod
  • Cost: $150/student
  • Class Size: minimum of 3 students registered to run class; no more than 12 students total
  • Class Location: CCAC @ Short Vine (2728 Short Vine Street). Weather permitting, class will also meet outdoors in Cincinnati Parks.
  • Registration Deadline: September 26, 2023.

  • White paper pad: good quality drawing paper (about 60 lb or better); at least 11” x 14”; 50 -100 sheets
  • Oil pastels and/or water-soluble oil pastels (with water-brush): at least 12 colors, including white, black
  • Cloth rag(s), cotton balls, q-tips, tortillons, etc., for smudging, smoothing, cleaning, etc.

Additional supplies you may want to try include: water-soluble oil pastels, pastel colored pencils, colored pencils, colored pencil bars/sticks, water-soluble colored pencils; water-brush; also, other colors and types of paper

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.