• Sale!

    April 17, 2024 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

    Treat your senses to a delectable journey through the tantalizing worlds of chocolate and wine! Join us for a captivating discussion where we'll unwrap the rich histories of these beloved treasures and discover the secrets to savoring each exquisite sip and sumptuous bite to the fullest. Lisa Cooper Holmes of Haute Chocolate will be your guide, sharing the key to perfect pairings and the science of enhancing flavors. But it's not just talk - we'll tantalize your palate with samples that'll awaken your appreciation for the finer things in life. Get ready for an evening of pure, unadulterated indulgence!  

    Featured Panel

    • Lisa Cooper Holmes, Haute Chocolate

    Location

    Clifton Cultural Arts Center 3412 Clifton Ave Cincinnati, OH 45220

    Tickets

    $10 in advance, $12 at the door

    Thank you to our generous sponsors

    Scripps Howard Fund
    Drs. Patricia Klein and Reid Hartmann
    LISA COOPER HOLMES is the Proprietor, Queen, and “Choco Boss” of the fabulous Haute Chocolate in downtown Montgomery. Lisa’s journey into chocolate began in 1979 here in Cincinnati, when her quests to make the perfect brownie and to put a unique spin on chocolate truffles converged. Thus began her chocolate boutique in Cincinnati, opening with just two products: brownies and truffles. Lisa and her elves have been tempting Cincinnatians for more than 30 years, marketing over 60 unique products of her exquisite creation throughout the country. For those who inquire, the logo for Haute Chocolate features a pig – named Reginald. He was inspired by the “truffle pigs” in Europe who sniff out the best truffles for culinary preparation.
  • Pilates Class Payments

    $10.00$80.00

    Mondays and Fridays, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. and Thursdays, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

    Pilates is a form of exercise which concentrates on strengthening the body with an emphasis on core strength. This helps to improve general fitness and overall well-being. Similar to Yoga, Pilates concentrates on posture, balance and flexibility. Pilates also focuses on the mind-body connection. Class payment options:
    • $10 per class for a single class
    • $80 for a 10 class pass
  • March 23, 2024 at 11:00 a.m.

    Venture down the yellow brick road as Madcap Puppets gives a refreshingly funny take on this classic family-friendly story featuring Dorothy Gale and her best friends; The Cowardly Lion, the Tin Man, and the Scarecrow.
    Performance location:
    • CCAC's new home (3412 Clifton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220). Free parking is available in the lot!
    Performance details:
    • Tickets are $10 general admission; children under 1 are free. Ticket purchase is non-refundable.
    • House opens one hour prior to showtime for seating.
  • 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.
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

    The Nia technique is an expressive body-mind movement and fitness program incorporating dance, martial arts and healing arts, including yoga. It is a cardiovascular program that uses whole-body, expressive, grounded movement. Nia is adaptable to most levels of fitness, age and body types. Class payment options:
    • $10 per class for a single class
    • $6 per class for students (with a valid student ID) and seniors (over 65 years)
    • $80 for a 10 class pass
    • $140 for a 20 class pass
  • 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 p.m. (SOLD OUT)
      • Session 2: Friday, April 26 | 6:00 - 9:30 p.m.
      • Session 3: Wednesday, May 15 | 6:00 - 9:30 p.m.
    • 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 18, 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.
  • Wednesdays or Fridays, 10:15 - 10:45 a.m.

    Participate with your toddler in singing, moving, dancing, listening, and playing simple instruments – while developing a strong musical bond with your child. Toddlers and their adults will sing, chant, move, dance, listen and play simple instruments: this class provides a full mix that allows them to be active, which is how they learn. We'll channel the toddler's energy productively, facilitate expression of feelings, assist in improving memory through repetition, and develop further musical aptitude and focused listening.
    • Ages: 16 months - 3.5 years with parent/guardian
    • Session: 19 weeks
      • Wednesday sessions run Jan 3 – May 22, 2024. No class Mar 27!
      • Friday sessions run Jan 5 – May 24, 2024. No class Mar 29!
    • Instructor: Shea Haney
    • Cost: $245/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.
  • Tuesdays, 9:30 - 10:45 am or Thursdays, 7:15 - 8:30 pm

    Tai chi and qigong are complementary traditional Chinese arts that help to improve one’s health, vitality, and well-being. 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 10 step form in January and the Yang 8 step form in March. 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 Daoyin Bao Jian Gong, 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 (50+)
    • Session: 
      • Spring 2: Tuesdays, 9:30 - 10:45 a.m., March 12 – May 14, 2024 (10 weeks)
      • Spring 3: Thursdays, 7:15 - 8:30 p.m., March 14 – May 16, 2024 (10 weeks)
    • Instructor: Rick Warm
    • Cost: $50 for 10-week session
    • Class Location: CCAC's new home (3412 Clifton Ave)
    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. 
  • Sale!

    Sunday, May 12 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Tour a diverse sampling of Clifton's most unique homes and gardens.  

    Location

    Start your tour at Clifton Cultural Arts Center's new home: 3412 Clifton Ave, Cincinnati OH, 45220

    Tickets

    Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door.
  • Friday September 15, 2023 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    We are celebrating A Taste of Puerto Rico! Join us for a lunchtime extravaganza with traditional Puerto Rican music by Fabiola Méndez and traditional Puerto Rican food, mofongo, served by local restaurant, MashRoots, and horchata from La Ofrenda Tequila, courtesy of the Hispanic Chamber of Cincinnati.

    View upcoming Guitar Master Classes!
    • Ages: All Ages
    • Session: Lunchtime Workshop, meets on Friday September 15, 2023
    • Instructor: Fabiola Méndez
    • Cost: Suggested donation $20 per attendee; registration requested.
    How to Register: enter your donation amount (from $20+) in the box below, then click “Donate”

    Fabiola Méndez Native to Caguas, PR, Fabiola Méndez began playing the cuatro, a 5-double string traditional guitar of Puerto Rico, when she was 6 years old.

    She was a student at the Hogar del Cuatro Puertorriqueño, the Humacao Musical Institute, the Antonio Paoli School of Music in Caguas, the Conservatorio de Artes del Caribe, and Berklee College of Music, where in 2018 she graduated as the first student to play the Puerto Rican cuatro as principal instrument.

    She has worked with organizations such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Celebrity Series of Boston, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Puerto Rican Arts Alliance in Chicago, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, among many others. She has collaborated with artists such as the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra, Totó La Momposina, Pedro Capó, Andy Montañez, Victoria Sanabria, Cucco Peña, Decimanía de Puerto Rico, Danny Rivera, Chicago Philharmonic, and the Boston Landmarks Orchestra.

    Her list of recordings include: the Banco Popular Special Eco (2008), Fabiola Méndez and Herencia Criolla (2009), Ready for Departure (2014), Cuatro Sinfónico (2019), Al Otro Lado Del Charco (2019), and Afrorriqueña (2021), the last three being cataloged as part of the best 20 productions of 2019 and 2021 consecutively, according to the National Foundation for Popular Culture. In 2022, she produced her first documentary "Negrura", showcasing Afro-Latinx stories in topics around colorism and discrimination within our own communities. 

    In recent years, she’s had the honor of receiving recognition such as the Quincy Jones Award, ambassador for the Puerto Rican Day Parade in NYC, a motion from the PR House of Representatives as the first cuatro player to graduate from Berklee, the Brother Thomas Fellowship 2021, the Whippoorwill Arts Fellowship 2022, and the ASCAP Foundation Lucille and Jack Yellen Award 2022.

    Currently, Fabiola and her trio present her original music nationally and internationally. She is an artist in residence for the Boston Landmarks Orchestra, a fellow for Whippoorwill Arts, and a composer for children's animated series, including PBS Kids shows Alma's Way and Work It Out Wombats, and HBO Max's Mecha Builders, produced by Sesame Street.

    Having trouble registering? Call CCAC at 513-497-2860 to register over the phone.
  •  

    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.
  • Zumba

    $9.00$70.00

    Saturdays, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

    Get a great aerobic workout when you practice this Latin-inspired dance exercise routine.
    • Ages: Adults and mature teens 16+
    • Session: March 16 - May 25 (11 weeks)
    • Instructor: Robin Goodrich
    • Location: CCAC's new home (3412 Clifton Ave)
    • Payment options:
      • $9/ single class
      • $70/ 10-class pass
    Robin Goodrich Meet Robin, whose true passion has always been music!  Robin has over 10 years of experience in teaching Zumba Fitness™, with certifications in various Zumba™ formats, such as Zumba™ Basic 1 & 2, Zumba Gold™, Zumba Kids & Kids Jr. ™ & Zumba Step™. She also specializes in Zumba™ World Rhythms, such as African, Jamaican, Indian and Brazilian rhythms, as well as CIRCL Mobility™ & Cardio Drumming. Robin is a versatile and dynamic instructor who can adapt to different fitness levels and preferences. Robin started teaching at CCAC in winter semester 2012 and is thrilled to be back at CCAC’s new location. She has also taught at various fitness centers and community venues, such as Mercy Healthplex, Trihealth Fitness Pavilion, Westwood, Northside and Finneytown. Robin offers a medium impact Zumba™ class that incorporates higher & lower level modifications. She welcomes all fitness levels and ensures that everyone feels successful in her classes. She uses both verbal and non-verbal cues to guide the participants through the routines. If you are looking for a fun and effective way to stay fit and healthy, join Robin’s Zumba class and get ready to groove to the beat! 🎶

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