• Saturday, Oct 5

    Drive up and enjoy an outdoor movie with CCAC at the Clifton Recreation Center (320 McAlpin Ave). Grab dinner from the Clifton Business District, pick up a snack from our on-site Esquire Theatre concession stand, then park and tune in on your vehicle's radio to listen to the movie! Pre-registration requested (closes at noon on Oct 5). Parking lot opens at 6:30 pm Spots are first-come, first-serve. The movie will begin after sundown (approx. 7:15 pm).
    Each registration admits 1 car/van and comes with a $5 coupon to be used at the concessions stand.

    E.T. The Extra-Terrestiral   PG

    After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott (Henry Thomas). Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie (Drew Barrymore), and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien.
  • Tuesday, May 21, 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: May 21, 2024
    • Instructor: Kelli Gleiner
    • Cost: Free, suggested $5 per class donation
    • Class Size: maximum of 12 children registered per program day
    • Class Location: CCAC's new home (3412 Clifton Avenue)
    How to Register: enter donation amount in the box below, then hit "donate"! Registration closes 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. 
    An inspirational story of a boy who loved the stars so much, he decided to catch one of his very own. The beautifully illustrated, original debut picture book from shining talent Oliver Jeffers. There once was a boy who loved stars so much that he wished he had one of his very own. Every night he watched the stars in the sky from his bedroom window and dreamed of how he could be their friend and how they could play hide-and-go-seek together. So, one day, he decided to set about catching a star of his very own…
  • Tuesday, May 14, 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: May 14, 2024
    • Instructor: Kelli Gleiner
    • Cost: Free, suggested $5 per class donation
    • Class Size: maximum of 12 children registered per program day
    • Class Location: CCAC's new home (3412 Clifton Avenue)
    How to Register: enter donation amount in the box below, then hit "donate"! Registration closes 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. 
    With perfect comic pacing, Greg Pizzoli introduces us to one funny crocodile who has one big fear: swallowing a watermelon seed. What will he do when his greatest fear is realized? Will vines sprout out his ears? Will his skin turn pink? This crocodile has a wild imagination that kids will love. With bold color and beautiful sense of design, Greg Pizzoli's picture book debut takes this familiar childhood worry and gives us a true gem in the vein of I Want My Hat Back and Not a Box.
  • Tuesday, May 7, 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: May 7, 2024
    • Instructor: Kelli Gleiner
    • Cost: Free, suggested $5 per class donation
    • Class Size: maximum of 12 children registered per program day
    • Class Location: CCAC's new home (3412 Clifton Avenue)
    How to Register: enter donation amount in the box below, then hit "donate"! Registration closes 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. 
    Spare, rhythmic text and pairs of simple circular shapes convey opposite relationships in the arc of a day in this very simple concept book. Dots here, dots there, you can see dots everywhere! Some are loud, and some are quiet. Some are happy, and some are sad. Some dots even taste yummy, while others taste bad. Graphic designer Patricia Intriago sets bold, circular shapes against a stark white background to emphasize opposite dot relationships.
  • Tuesday, Apr 16, 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: April 16, 2024
    • Instructor: Kelli Gleiner
    • Cost: Free, suggested $5 per class donation
    • Class Size: maximum of 12 children registered per program day
    • Class Location: CCAC's new home (3412 Clifton Avenue)
    How to Register: enter donation amount in the box below, then hit "donate"! Registration closes 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. 
    A lively and inspiring poem weaves together facts about water and the need for water conservation.
  • Tuesday, Apr 9, 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: April 9, 2024
    • Instructor: Kelli Gleiner
    • Cost: Free, suggested $5 per class donation
    • Class Size: maximum of 12 children registered per program day
    • Class Location: CCAC's new home (3412 Clifton Avenue)
    How to Register: enter donation amount in the box below, then hit "donate"! Registration closes 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. 
    A small boy imagines what it would be like to have his own rainbow to play with.
  • Tuesday, Apr 2, 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: April 2, 2024
    • Instructor: Kelli Gleiner
    • Cost: Free, suggested $5 per class donation
    • Class Size: maximum of 12 children registered per program day
    • Class Location: CCAC's new home (3412 Clifton Avenue)
    How to Register: enter donation amount in the box below, then hit "donate"! Registration closes 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. 
    Meet a winning, winsome inchworm, proud of his ability to measure anything under the sun, from a robin's tail to a toucan's beak. When a hungry nightingale threatens to eat him for breakfast unless he can measure her song, the inchworm calls on his craft and skill to creatively solve the dilemma.
  • Tuesday, Jan 9, 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: January 9, 2024
    • 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 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. 
    Named an NPR Best Book of the Year and Junior Library Guild Selection, Flashlight by Lizi Boyd is a wordless storybook with stunning illustrations that aims to lighten the fear of the dark and the noises that come with it. " Flashlight allows readers to experience the wonder and excitement of nighttime exploration in the woods and wordlessly entices readers to explore the hidden nature outside their own homes."— The Busy Librarian Inside the tent it's cozy, but what is going on outside? Is it dark? Is it scary? Not if you have your trusty flashlight! In this charming story, told solely through images, artist Lizi Boyd offers an enchanting exploration of night, nature, and the nocturnal world. One boy's camping adventure gets even better when he shines a light into the shadows and finds all sorts of nighttime creatures, fascinating insects, plants, trees, and streams—all brilliantly illuminated in the beam of his flashlight.
  • Tuesday, Jan 2, 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: January 2, 2024
    • 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 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. 
    Snow is a 1998 New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year and a 1999 Caldecott Honor Book. "It's snowing, said boy with dog. "It's only a snowflake," said grandfather with beard. No one thinks one or two snowflakes will amount to anything. Not the man with the hat or the lady with the umbrella. Not even the television or the radio forecasters. But one boy and his dog have faith that the snow will amount to something spectacular, and when flakes start to swirl down on the city, they are also the only ones who know how to truly enjoy it. Uri Shulevitz' playful depiction of a snowy day and the transformation of a city is perfectly captured in simple, poetic text and lively watercolor and pen-and-ink illustrations.
  • Tuesdays, 7:30 – 8:30 pm

    Tai Chi is the slow, meditative Chinese martial art practiced to promote health, balance, mental calm, and clarity. Come and join us to learn and practice this profound and wonderful art. No previous experience is necessary.
    • Ages: Adults and Mature Teens 14+
    • Session: Ongoing, meets year-round. Class will be on break from May 28 - July 2, resuming on July 9.
    • Instructor: Uri Sella
    • Cost: Pay-what-you-can (suggested donation of $5/class.) Pay online below or in person before class with cash/check
    • Class Location: CCAC's new home (3412 Clifton Ave)
    • How to Register: Email classes@cliftonculturalarts.org with “Tai Chi” in the subject line.
    This is a "Pay-what-you-can" class! We determine the "suggested donation" amount based on the absolute minimum that it costs the center to run this class. If that amount is out of your reach today, enter an amount that you are comfortable with in the box below, then hit "donate" to register. If you can afford it, we encourage you to pay the "suggested donation" amount (or more) so CCAC can continue offering creative experiences that are available and accessible to everyone! If you do not see a "donate" option, the program is full.
    Uri Sella Uri grew up in Israel, where he served in the Israeli army and studied law. Upon graduation, he clerked on the Israeli Supreme Court and, in 1994, moved to New York City to start a career as a corporate lawyer. In New York, he discovered a passion to express himself with paint. Twice a week, after a long day in the office, he would shed his suit and tie and travel downtown to attend Jack Potter’s evening classes on drawing and composition at the School of Visual Arts. Several years later, he decided to abandon the practice of law and joined his wife in Cincinnati. Upon the birth of his first child, he became a stay-at-home father. He also studies and teaches tai chi.
  • Saturday, May 25 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

    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 can. Kindly RSVP using the form below. Walk-ins are welcome! This will be in conjunction with CCAC's Spring Student Recital going on at the same time.  

    How to RSVP

    Click the "donate" button to RSVP. You may enter a donation amount if desired before clicking!
  • Saturday, April 20 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

    Celebrate Earth Day with fun activities based on the children's book "You Live Inside." This illustrated book uses rhymes to show us how things live inside each other, starting from the universe to the planets to you and finally reaching what’s inside of you! We'll be joined by the author for a fun and joyous morning!
    • Ages: All ages
    • Session: April 20, 2024
    • Instructor: Victor Vélez
    • Cost: Pay-what-you-can (suggested donation of $5)
    • Class Location: CCAC's new home (3412 Clifton Ave)
    This is a "Pay-what-you-can" class! We determine the "suggested donation" amount based on the absolute minimum that it costs the center to run this class. If that amount is out of your reach today, enter an amount that you are comfortable with in the box below, then hit "donate" to register. If you can afford it, we encourage you to pay the "suggested donation" amount (or more) so CCAC can continue offering creative experiences that are available and accessible to everyone! If you do not see a "donate" option, the program is full.

    Victor Vélez Victor, a native of Puerto Rico, grew up in New York City and currently lives in Cincinnati. His creative talents are expressed through multiple artistic disciplines as a writer, poet, photographer, and musician.  Victor studied Communication Arts at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, New York and began his writing career as a freelance writer in the early 1980s.Victor’s published works include:
    • Poetry collections – A Quest for Answers (2003), Conga Blues (2008), Donde Estas, Senor? (2014), Divine Reflections (2016), and Wandering Soul (2019)
    • Photography – Images (2013)
    • Children’s book – You Live Inside (2022)
    • Fictional and non-fiction works – Salsa in the 'Nati (2020), The Triduum of All Hallows (2021), The Twelve (2022), and Forecast (2022)
    • "Jennifer's Notes," a novel suspense thriller with a twist, is coming in 2024.

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