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  • January 29, 2023 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST

    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 to prepare a well-lit space (light source in front or to the side, not behind you) with a straight-back, armless chair and a music stand (or a second chair) for your music, as well as a WiFi-connected device. View upcoming Guitar Master Classes!
    • Ages: 5+
    • Session: One-time workshop on Sunday January 29, 2023
    • Instructor: Judy Handler
    • Cost: Free; suggested donation $20
    • 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"
    Judy Handler Judy is passionate about teaching and sharing her love for guitar music with students of all ages and levels. She is a dedicated teacher who enjoys helping students develop the skills to be able to interpret music that inspires them.  Judy has many years of experience teaching private lessons, masterclasses and performance workshops. She is looking forward to teaching students in the Clifton area where she lived and taught while studying at CCM!

    Judy is Co-Founder of the Connecticut Classical Guitar Society and is established as a preeminent guitarist in the region. She has given solo concerts & workshops at numerous venues throughout the United States including the University of Arizona, Commons Theater in Chicago, the Boston Classical Guitar Society and the Guitar Salon in New York. Judy’s wide repertoire includes traditional classical guitar pieces, Spanish & Latin-American music and arrangements of popular, jazz & Brazilian music. She has received numerous awards including an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Greater Hartford Arts Council.

    In 2021 Judy recorded the audio for a new edition of Book 3 of A Modern Approach to Classical Guitar by Charles Duncan which will be published by Hal Leonard in 2022. Judy performs nationally with her husband, guitarist/mandolinist Mark Levesque. The duo performs their own arrangements of many genres of music including classical, Celtic, Brazilian, swing, gypsy, Spanish, Latin American and Eastern European. Judy and Mark are on the roster of artists for the New England Foundation for the Arts and Cantaloupe Productions in Manhattan. They have received critical acclaim for their CDs Joy to the World (2019), Passion (2008), Two Guitars Live! (2003) and Acoustic Blend (2001). They are also featured on 5 CDs produced by the Connecticut Classical Guitar Society. In 2013 Judy became a founding member of the New American Mandolin Ensemble which performs music for plucked string ensemble. They have done three tours in Europe performing at international festivals, concertized around the East Coast and played at a national mandolin festival in Portland, Oregon. They recorded a unique CD of contemporary works in 2017. Judy received a Bachelor of Music degree from the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati with Clare Callahan and a Master of Music degree from the Hartt School of Music in West Hartford, CT with Oscar Ghiglia. She also earned a Certificate from the Vila-Seca i Salou Conservatory in Spain with José Tomás, a Diploma of Merit from the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Italy with Oscar Ghiglia and a certificate for summer study at the Aspen Music Festival. Judy has played in masterclasses for many renowned guitarists including Pepe Romero, David Russell, Manuel Barrueco, Eliot Fisk, and Carlos Barbosa Lima.
    Having trouble registering? Call CCAC at 513-497-2860 to register over the phone. Suggested Donation: $20.00
  • 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! Explore stamping, painting, and collage inspired by "Elmer" by David McKee. View and register for upcoming Art + Tales events by clicking here.
    • Ages: 2-4 with an adult
    • Session: February 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"!
    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. 
  • Cartooning

    $135.00

    Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Doodle, design and draw your own cartoon characters, then make them leap to life on the page! Students will have fun exploring the twelve principles of animation: from superheroes and villains to manga, we’ll create model sheets, expression storyboards, comic books and more. Course fee includes all supplies.
    • Ages: 8 - 12
    • Session: 3 weeks (April 8 - 22, 2023)
    • Instructor: Lynn Arnsperger
    • Cost: $135/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)
    • Registration Deadline: April 3, 2023
    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.
  • Thursdays, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    In the first class students will learn everything needed to crochet without a pattern by creating a stuffed mushroom. Empowered by their new skills, each student will work on a project of their own design or inspired by provided list of sculptural or utilitarian projects throughout the rest of the class session. Instructor will assist students along the way with their creations, with students leaving the class with a finished product. See below for materials list.
    • Age: Adults and Teens 13+
    • Session: 4 weeks (February 2 - 23, 2023)
    • Instructor: Karen Saunders
    • Cost: $120/student
    • Class Size: minimum of 3 students registered to run class; no more than 15 students total
    • Class Location: CCAC @ Short Vine (2728 Short Vine Street).
    • Registration Deadline: January 27, 2023
    Crochet hooks and yarn will be provided for the first class; students are encouraged to bring hooks and yarn as best suit their chosen projects to subsequent classes.

    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, 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.

  • 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! We're going to use our wettest art materials to make some art inspired by "Rain" by Linda Ashman & Christian Robinson. View and register for upcoming Art + Tales events by clicking here.
    • Ages: 2-4 with an adult
    • Session: March 14, 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"!
    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. 
  • 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! Let's grow our imaginations and some beautiful flowers inspired by "My Garden" by Kevin Henkes. View and register for upcoming Art + Tales events by clicking here.
    • Ages: 2-4 with an adult
    • Session: March 7, 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"!
    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. 
  • 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! We'll make some wild landscapes and creatures with the classic picture book, "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak. View and register for upcoming Art + Tales events by clicking here.
    • Ages: 2-4 with an adult
    • Session: February 28, 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"!
    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. 
  • 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! We'll plant some love as we paint plants, use patterns to decorate paper pots, and more! Our inspiration will be the "Love Grows Everywhere" by Barry Timms and Tisha Lee. View and register for upcoming Art + Tales events by clicking here.
    • Ages: 2-4 with an adult
    • Session: February 14, 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"!
    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. 
  • 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! Inspired by the classic picture book, "The Alphabet Tree" by Leo Lionni, we'll make collage trees, do some printmaking, and spell out some words! View and register for upcoming Art + Tales events by clicking here.
    • Ages: 2-4 with an adult
    • Session: February 7, 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"!
    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. 
  • 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! Wake up those art muscles with a painting and collage project inspired by "Everybody in the Red Brick Building," written by Anne Wynter and illustrated by Oge Mora. View and register for upcoming Art + Tales events by clicking here.
    • Ages: 2-4 with an adult
    • Session: January 31, 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"!
    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. 
  • Saturday March 11, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Be inspired by the masters while also learning art history! In this one-time workshop, students will study Vincent Van Gogh's The Starry Night masterpiece and the techniques used in the artwork's creation: then, they will create mini oil pastels and paintings using the same techniques.
    • Ages: 8 - 12
    • Session: One-Time Workshop, meets on March 11, 2023
    • Instructor: Lynn Arnsperger
    • Cost: $45/session
    • Class Size: Minimum of 3 students required to run class; no more than 12 enrolled.
    • Class Location: CCAC @ Short Vine (2728 Short Vine Street, Cincinnati OH, 45219)
    • Registration Deadline: March 6, 2023
    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.
  • Mondays, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    Drawing is one of the oldest forms of visual art - think of the caves! - and yet it is also an immediate and vital form of communication today. In this class, we’ll learn to draw by observing real objects. By exercising hand, mind, and heart, we’ll also focus on the healing potential of drawing, which engages the “right side” of the brain. For additional inspiration, we'll study examples of drawings and other art forms throughout history. Main requirement: open-mindedness! See below for materials list.
    • Age: 16+
    • Session: 5 weeks (March 20 – April 17, 2023)
    • 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)
    • Registration Deadline: March 13, 2023
    Materials for the first day:
    • Newsprint pad, 18” x 24” or 14” x 17” approx. or white paper pad, 14” x 17” approx. or larger
    • Graphite pencil(s) - 2B to 6B (softer)
    • Graphite sticks, bars - 2B to 6B (softer)
    • Charcoal sticks - one or two square sticks
    • Charcoal pencil - 2B to 6B (softer)
    • Erasers: kneaded, esp; also “magic rub” eraser, etc.
    • Smudging tools: rag, cotton balls, q-tips, tortillons, etc.
    Additional materials:
    • Conté crayons - black, 2B or softer (also, if you’d like, brown, sanguine, white)
    • Water-soluble graphite sticks, bars; water-brush/pen
    • Vine charcoal (very soft and lightweight)
    • Pencil sharpener
    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.

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