The Barn and The Woman's Art Club of Cincinnati
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The Barn — The Woman's Art Club Cultural Center
The Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati (The Club)
The Club was founded in 1892 by 19 women artists, in response to the Cincinnati Art Club’s refusal to accept female members. Today The Club is more than 250 women strong and is the oldest Woman’s Art Club operating without interruption in the United States. A bit of history: In 1992, our centennial year, The Club moved to its first permanent address at the Pendleton Art Center.
Then, in 2006, in order to raise funds to restore the Resthaven Barn in Mariemont as a Cultural Center, The Club created the Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati Foundation (The Foundation). The Barn currently provides space for art instruction, art exhibits, artists’ studios, meetings and events. The Barn continues to be maintained and operated by The Foundation as a State of Ohio Cultural Facility serving men, women, and children of the Greater Cincinnati Area.
A question commonly asked is, "Do I have to be a member to take classes or attend cultural events at the Barn?". No, you do not have to "join" or pay membership fees for all the wonderful art classes & programming we have to offer. We are an Ohio Cultural Arts Center open to all.
A picture paints a thousand words - so check out this video: IMAGINE
July 23 - August 7: Mo'Vida
New Works by Dave Laug
Sneak preview on Saturday, July 23 from 1 - 4pm; Opening Reception is Sunday, July 24, from 1 to 4pm. Dave Laug is an accomplished Cincinnati based artist and teacher whose vibrant and visually engaging work is included in many private and corporate collections. His work has been featured in numerous shows and galleries including the Duveneck and Indian Hill Art Shows, Closson's, the Carnegie and Ran galleries. Heavily influenced by the Fauve and Post-Impressionist movements, his art reflects his travels and an eye for the simplistic beauty of urban and social environments.
August 12 - 21: Deirdre Dyson: Landscapes +
Open Weekends 1 - 4, Tuesdays - Fridays, from noon - 3pm. Sneak preview days on Friday & Saturday, August 12 &13; Opening Reception Sunday, August 14, from 1pm to 4pm. For complete information about this exhibit, please click here.
August 25 & 26 - Architects to Artists: Rick Koehler & Francesca Padjen
Original Works in Oil and Watercolor. For complete information, click here.
Oh, no...where did the summer go? Don't worry - there's still time for kids to learn some new "maker" skills before school starts! Click on the links below for class information. No sewing machine? No worries - we have sewing machines available at the Barn as part of the FAB (Fiber Arts at the Barn) program!
Learn to Sew a Zippered Bag - August 3 - 5,1 - 4pm (some sewing experience helpful)
NEW Six-Week Classes: July 23 - August 27
Class fee 135.
click on class name for complete info
Color Workshop for Painters - 18 hours of Theory and Hands-On Application
Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 12 noon
A six-week workshop providing guided instruction in color theory and its application in choosing, mixing and understanding color in your painting. Each three-hour class will focus on hands-on color mixing using limited palettes of professional paints to help you solve your real-world painting problems.
· Work in your own medium - oil, acrylic, watercolor or pastel
· Plenty of individual instruction and personal attention.
· Emphasis on your personal progress in a positive environment.
In this workshop you will acquire an in-depth understanding of color and a deeper appreciation of its emotional and visual effects, while developing specific color-mixing solutions for your paintings, whether realistic or abstract.
Sharp-Focus Realism - Make Amazing Drawings from Your Own Photos
Saturdays, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Work with your choice of traditional mediums - graphite, charcoal or Conte pencil - to create realistic finished drawings based on your own personal photographs.
· Review fundamental principles and learn medium-specific techniques
· Gain fresh insight into perception and composition
· Get lots of personal attention and feedback.
Simply copying a photo rarely produces a great drawing. This six-week drawing class will explain why and provide step-by-step instruction in what really does work. The focus will be on choosing an appropriate personal photo, understanding what the photo conveys that's important to you, and then selecting an appropriate drawing medium and using the techniques that will produce a great result.
The goal? Produce amazing finished drawings based on the subjects you choose!