Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

This class meets at the Cincinnati Art Museum, a visually rich and inspiring place to sketch and discover! We’ll draw from the CAM’s varied collection (mostly but not only sculpture), learning and practicing how to capture the essence of a subject quickly, as well as focusing on details, light and shadow, shape, form, and proportion. We’ll also examine and learn from the amazing art that surrounds us in the museum.

See below for materials list.

  • Age: 16+
  • Session: 5 weeks (October 13 – November 10, 2022)
  • Instructor: Deb Brod
  • Cost: $120/student
  • Class Size: minimum of 4 students registered to run class; no more than 12 students total
  • Class Location: Cincinnati Art Museum (953 Eden Park Drive). Transportation is not provided.
  • Registration Deadline: October 6

  • Newsprint paper pad, approx. 12” x 18” or 14” x 17”
  • Graphite drawing pencil (Ebony brand or others)
  • Graphite stick/bar
  • Kneaded eraser
  • “Magic” eraser, or similar
  • Small portable pencil sharpener, with enclosure for pencil shavings
  • Q-tips, cotton balls, and/or tortillons for smudging, smoothing, etc.

Additional supplies you may want to try: white paper pad: good quality drawing paper (about 60 lb or better), at least 11” x 14”; neutral-toned paper, including gray; white pencil

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.