• 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! 🎶
  • Tuesday, March 12 6:00 - 9:00 pm

    Learn how to needle-felt by creating a felt sculpture of a four-legged animal of your choice. Whether you choose a pet or your favorite wild beast, you will leave with a finished animal, perfect for a gift or special ornament! Bring photos on your phone of front, side, and back views of your animal.
    • Age: Adults and Mature Teens 13+
    • Session: One Time Workshop, meets on March 12, 2024
    • Instructor: Karen Saunders
    • Cost: $55/student
    • Class Size: minimum of 4 students registered to run class; no more than 20 students total
    • Class Location: CCAC's new home (3412 Clifton Ave)
    • Registration Deadline: March 4, 2024

    Karen Saunders Karen is a multi-disciplinary artist who hopscotched across the Midwest before landing in Cincinnati, where she’s been practicing as an artist and arts educator for almost three decades. She has a BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with an emphasis on Ceramics and an MA in Art Education from Miami University at Oxford.

    For the better part of 20 years, she has worked with diverse audiences at local institutions, such as the Cincinnati Art Museum and the Kennedy Heights Arts Center, and exhibiting her art at such venues as the Contemporary Arts Center, Canton Art Museum, Richmond Art Museum, and 21c Museum/Hotel.

    She routinely works collaboratively with community and artist groups, with one notable example being the Bombshells of Cincinnati, a largely anonymous group of local lady crafters who juxtapose vandalism with the non-threatening nature of fiber art.

    Karen is inspired by large-scale projects that might intimidate less resourceful and creative artists. She is ever challenging her own expectations and growing her ongoing practice.

  • Sale!

    May 22, 2024 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

    Prepare to journey behind the scenes of America's power hub as we sit down with the remarkable Michael Collins, once a reporter for the Cincinnati Post and The Kentucky Post and now USA Today's White House correspondent. In this engaging expert panel discussion, we'll delve into the inner workings of the White House press room, uncovering the intricate dance of reporters, officials, and the President. Gain insights into the highs and lows of traveling with the Commander-in-Chief and breaking world-changing news. Hailing from Whitesburg, Kentucky, Michael's journey to the heart of political journalism – covering one presidential funeral, two papal visits, six inaugurations, and 15 White House Correspondent Dinners, as well as riding on Air Force One eight times and taking 55 (and counting) COVID tests – is an inspiring tale in itself. Join us for an enlightening evening as we unravel the stories behind the headlines and the incredible career of a journalist who brings the White House to the world.  

    Featured Panelist

    • Michael Collins, USA Today White House correspondent

    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
    Michael Collins is a White House correspondent for USA Today. He has been a Washington-based reporter for over 20 years, first with Scripps Howard News Service, where he covered Congress and other issues for Scripps' papers in Ohio, Kentucky, California, and Tennessee. He has been with USA Today for eight years and covered the White House for the past five years. As a White House correspondent, he has reported from France, Italy, Poland, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Before arriving in the nation’s capital, Collins was a reporter for The Cincinnati Post and its sister paper, The Kentucky Post in Covington. He spent five years in Frankfort, Ky., as The Kentucky Post’s state capital bureau chief, where he covered the governor and the legislature. He also served as night city editor and editorial writer. A native of Whitesburg, Ky., he is a 1984 graduate of Western Kentucky University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and served as editor of the student newspaper, the College Heights Herald. He is a member of the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame and the recipient of the 2019 College Heights Herald Award for outstanding contributions in journalism.
  • Mondays, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    Each month of 2024, explore a new aspect of Fiber Art. See the full schedule HERE. Hand stitching is found on everything these days.   It’s a hot trend as well as a time-honored tradition.  You’ve been dying to try it but don’t know where to begin, right?  Well, then, this beginning embroidery class is perfect for you!  We will learn the fundamental stitches, as well as some fun, frivolous ones, and then we’ll start exploring what to do with them.  Want to stitch into your clothing?  We’ll learn image transfer methods, the right materials to create the most success, and which stitches give you the most bang for your buck.  Interested in a more global outlook?  We’ll dive into traditions from around the world, including Japanese sashiko and Indian kantha.  You will come away from this series with lots of new skills and the confidence to apply them in a myriad of fun ways.  Best of all, you’ll experience the unique magic that is the sewing circle; a place where you are forced to slow down, be present, take your time, and have wonderful conversations with your newfound friends as you happily stitch away.
    • Age: Adults
    • Session: March 11 - Apr 1 (4 weeks)
    • Instructor: Abby Langdon
    • Cost: $100/student + supplies fee of $10
    • Class Location: CCAC's new home (3412 Clifton Ave)
    Abby Langdon Abby Langdon is a textile artist with more than 15 years of experience creating fiber art in fun, innovative ways.  Her career began on the indie craft show circuit in 2008 when she opened her business, abbydid, where she designed and produced plush creatures, mainly monsters, which now dwell (harmlessly) in homes around the world and have been featured in quite a few publications.  This focus eventually evolved into 2D and 3D fiber art that appeared in gallery shows, art fairs, and commercially commissioned settings.  Langdon's techniques and focus are ever-evolving, and now include a millinery business of handmade hats and accessories incorporating traditional techniques.

    Throughout Abby Langdon’s time as an artist, she has remained passionate about sharing her knowledge and experience with the community.  She has been teaching workshops in hand and machine stitching to adults, teens, and kids for over a decade and has enjoyed the mentoring relationships she has developed immensely.  Having fun, bringing a touch of lighthearted irreverence to the work, stoking the creative fire within, and fostering community through art is of the utmost importance to her.

  • January 29, 2024 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

    Get ready to roll out your mat and embark on a journey of self-discovery at our upcoming evening salon! We've gathered a remarkable group of wellness practitioners and teachers, each with a unique passion for their craft. From the soothing embrace of yoga to the core-strengthening wonders of pilates and the flowing serenity of tai chi, our experts will share the transformative benefits of these practices and then encourage you to stretch, breathe, and move right alongside them. You'll have the chance to ask burning questions, feel the practices firsthand, and leave with newfound insights into your personal wellness journey. Don't miss this chance to revitalize your body and soul!
    P.S. This is one of the final events at our CCAC @ Short Vine location. Don't miss your chance to say goodbye to this chapter of CCAC's history.

    Featured Panel

    Location

    CCAC @ Short Vine 2728 Short Vine Cincinnati, OH 45219

    Tickets

    $10 in advance, $12 at the door

    Thank you to our generous sponsors

    Scripps Howard Fund
    Drs. Patricia Klein and Reid Hartmann

    Anna Ferguson

    Anna has been studying and teaching yoga, meditation, and mindfulness practices for over twenty years. She is the co-creator of World Peace Yoga and the director of World Peace Yoga’s online and in studio Personal Spiritual Growth and Yoga Teacher Training programs.

    On Anna's quest to inspire individuals to manifest the most exquisite version of themselves, she wrote, World Peace Yoga: Yoga for People Who Breathe. In her book, readers learn tools for creating inner peace through a variety of self-care practices, including breath work, meditation, and posture techniques, as well as plant-sourced living.

    Anna works in collaboration with the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati State to offer credit and non-credit courses in yoga and meditation. You may also find her on Jewel Never Broken via the “Mindful Movement Course” or a livestream event.

    Anna organizes the annual Cincy VegFest event at Burnet Woods and is passionate about building community, compassionate living, and her wonderful son Noah.  Connect with her on Instagram and Facebook via @annafergusonpeace.

    Diamyn Rembert Diamyn is the Owner of Diamyn’s Crystal Bar and co-owner of a wellness and mindfulness space, Pause Cincy located in Cincinnati, OH. The mission of Diamyn’s Crystal Bar is to promote mind, body, and spirit wellness through mindfulness, self-care, and crystal energy. She empowers and encourages you to become more mindful of your energy and overall wellness.  She offers crystal knowledge courses, reiki and crystal healing, custom jewelry, and crystals! She’s a self-taught gemologist and crystal healing teacher who has a mission to help others discover the power of crystals and self-care. She has been in love with crystals, energy, healing, and astrology for most of her life, and in business for 7 years. Diamyn's overarching goal is to spread awareness of her business, and share her passion to support others on their healing journeys. Barbara Sferra Maintaining a connection between mind, body and form has been a focus throughout Barbara's life. She participated in gymnastics from Jr. High School through College. She took her first dance class at the age of 22 and has been dancing ever since. She was introduced to Pilates as a means to strengthen her core and improve her overall movement and well-being. In August 2008, Barbara received her Pilates certification from Pendleton Pilates, where she taught Group and Private Reformer Classes, Mat Classes, and Initial Consultations until 2020. Barbara currently teaches Group and Private Reformer classes at Anchor Wellness. Professionally, Barbara has a background in Employee Relations and Training, and currently gives back to the community through various volunteer activities. Mary Singler The beauty that Nia brings out in individual students inspires Mary to teach this lovely form of movement. She sees a hand bent with age offer a heart felt gesture; she see an athletic expression of energetic movement – both movements are gifts. Mary has been fascinated with encouraging health both professionally and personally. Her master’s degree is in health promotion with a focus in cardiorespiratory fitness. Marcy is a certified exercise physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine and is certified to teach (and currently also teach) yoga, strength training, and indoor cycling. In her opinion, Nia is one of the best ways to sustainably condition the body. Rick Warm Rick 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 elderRick 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. 
  • Tuesday, 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! This week we'll read When's My Birthday? (by Julie Fogliano with pictures by Christian Robinson), then make some excellent birthday cakes using paint, paper, sequins, and more!
    • Ages: 2-4 with an adult
    • Session: November 28, 2023
    • Instructor: Kelli Gleiner
    • Cost: Free, suggested $5 per class donation
    • Class Size: maximum of 10 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 the 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. 
  • Sunday, November 5 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

    As a Master Class participant, each student has the opportunity to present a piece and learn from our instructor’s expert coaching and advice. Remember to tune your guitar and warm up beforehand, and come prepared with your questions for our instructor as well as an open mind! View upcoming Guitar Master Classes!
    • Ages: 5+
    • Session: One-time workshop on Sunday, November 5, 2023
    • Instructor: Donald Broerman
    • Cost: Free; suggested donation $20
    • Location: CCAC @ Short Vine (2728 Short Vine). Please note that there will be no virtual option for this master class.
    • What to bring to master class: 
      • Your guitar (please tune and warm-up beforehand).
      • A classical guitar piece you are currently working on.
      • Your questions for the guest artist.
      • Your open, “beginner mind”.
    How to Register: enter your donation amount (from $0 - $20+) in the box below, then click "Donate"
    Donald Broerman Donald Broerman is an active composer, whose compositions are primarily solo guitar works. His music has been heard in concert at: The Cincinnati Guitar Society, Dayton Guitar Fest, CCM’s Something Different, Classical Revolution and House Concerts all over the midwest and as far as North Carolina. With two albums of original classical and classical crossover compositions, Donald's music has reached listeners in 73 countries and 5 continents. Donald earned his BM in Classical Guitar Performance at the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) under the direction of Clare Callahan and graduated Magna Cum Laude. He has also taken masterclasses with internationally acclaimed artists: Oscar Ghiglia, David Russell, Zoran Dukic, Marcin Dylla, Carlos Perez and Johannes Möller Donald studied composition with Terry McQuilken at the University of Oregon, Orchestration at CCM and took private lessons with Jennifer Jolley (Professor of Music Theory and Composition at CUNY Lehman College, President and Co-founder of N.A.N.O. Works Opera Company). Donald humbly gives back to the community through the Greater Cincinnati Guitar Society where he served as President from 2013 to 2022. His current role in the Society is Education Director. Donald is a member and guitar adjudicator for the Ohio Music Educators Association. He served as co-director and guitar faculty for the Summer Youth Guitar Workshop at CCM. Donald is a dedicated teacher whose students have won both state and regional gold medals through the Royal Conservatory of Music. He currently teaches at Indian Springs Academy of Music, The Wyoming Fine Arts Center, Leaves of Learning, Frederick Douglass Elementary, as well as his Home Studio. Learn more about Donald at https://donaldbroerman.com/home
    Having trouble registering? Call CCAC at 513-497-2860 to register over the phone. Suggested Donation: $20.00
  • AfroBeat Workout by Basko

    $20.00$204.00

    Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

    Are you ready to explore Africa without your passport? This class is not just an Afro-dance workout. It's an education, a journey, and a new way of merging the dynamic dance moves of Afro beats with an intensive full-body workout. You'll learn to move your body in ways you didn't know it could move while burning calories and having fun. Add cultural flavor to your workout routine. This class will feed your mind and soul as you learn the moves and rhythms paired with energizing music from the African continent.
    • Ages: Adult
    • Session: Ongoing starting February 1, 2024.
    • Instructor: Basko
    • Class Location: CCAC’s new home (3412 Clifton Ave)
    • Class payment options:
      • $20 for a single class
      • $108 for a 6-class pass (10% discount)
      • $204 for a 12-class pass (15% discount)
  • Wednesday, November 8 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

    All Community Members Welcome! Come together with neighbors and friends to break bread and share stories: CCAC invites you to a free Community Potluck to connect new and long-time Cincinnati residents. Please bring a dish to share if you are able. Kindly RSVP using the form below: walk ins welcome!

    Location

    Immanuel Presbyterian Church 3445 Clifton Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45220

    Partners

    How to RSVP

    Click the donate button to continue to RSVP form; enter donation amount if desired before clicking!
  • Wednesdays or Fridays, 11:00 - 11:40 a.m.

    The Cycle of Seasons is a musical celebration of the four seasons using activities that build on the child's growing independence and competencies. It nurtures the children's ability to use language and capitalizes on their delight in dramatic play within the musical context. Classes are filled with songs, movement activities, exploration of instruments, and imaginative stories for children to make their own. Encourage the child's moving, singing, verbal, and listening skills and tap into the child's vivid imagination and lay the foundation for creative development via story-telling and poetry.
    • Ages: 3-5 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.
  • Tuesday, 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: November 21, 2023
    • 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 the 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. 
  • Friday, April 19 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

    Mark your calendars each month for the most fun evening of creativity that you'll find. Craft a unique piece of art while enjoying the evening's signature cocktail (or any other drink). At this month at Crafts & Cocktails, we're building mini terrariums.
    • Age: Adults 21+
    • Session: One Time Workshop, meets on April 19, 2024
    • Instructor: Melinda Welch
    • Cost: $60/student (includes 1 drink ticket)
    • Class Size: minimum of 7 students registered to run class; no more than 24 students total
    • Class Location: CCAC's new home (3412 Clifton Ave)
    • Registration Deadline: April 18, 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.
  • Wednesdays or Fridays, 9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

    Play musically with your baby through bouncing and rocking songs, wiggle and peek-a-boo games, dancing, moving, and singing. Music play activities are designed to increase your child’s curiosity about music, to develop listening skills and a sense of beat, and to establish the foundation for singing and musical thought.
    • Ages: newborn - 18 months 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.

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