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  • Small giftable works of fine art just in time for the giving season!
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Welcome to The Barn & The Club

Written by Lynn Long. Posted in Uncategorised

This is the website of:

The Woman's Art Club Cultural Center (The Barn)
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.

Mariemont Preservation Presents...Fun for Families!

Written by Lynn Long. Posted in The Barn Events


Thanks to another generous grant from the Mariemont Preservation Foundation, we have a great new series of family fun events for the 2015-2016 season! The idea is to take just one Saturday morning a month, and enjoy arts together with the special children in your life. Sponsorship from MPF makes this possible for only $5 per person. Here's the lineup - click on any of the sessions below for complete information! All programs start at 10:30am. You can register and prepay online at https://thebarn.cincyregister.com/MPF2015.

October 17: "High School Alien" from Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

November 21: "Ritmo: Making Music Together" Hands-on Drumming with Liz Wu

December 19: "The Elves and the Shoemaker" from Children's Theatre of Cincinnati

January 16 (2016): "Making Waterless Snowglobes" with teaching artist Beth Renick

February 20: "Under the Bonsai Tree" with MadCap Puppets

March 19: "Chamber Music for Kids" with Ensemble Fioratura

April 30: "The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi" Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

May 21: "The Joy of Zentangle" with teaching artist Joy Ritter

Register Now for Winter: Drawing & Painting with Mary Lou Holt

Written by Lynn Long. Posted in Classes Blog

New! Now available on Thursday mornings AND evenings!


Thursdays Mornings (9:30am - 12:30pm) AND Evenings (6 - 9pm)

Adult Drawing and Painting Classes for All Skill Levels

Taught by Mary Lou Holt

Winter Session: Jan 14 - March 3, 2016

Drawing for Beginners:
During this 8 week class, students will learn how to see the world as an artist sees it. We will start with line drawing techniques and learn basic eye/hand coordination. By learning how to identify positive and negative shapes we will learn how to draw objects accurately. Light, shadow, tonal values and perspective will be taught using simple shapes and still-life objects. Eventually we will be drawing interesting and beautiful subjects from nature and more.

Advanced Drawing and the Fundamentals of Painting:
The Drawing for Beginners class is a prerequisite for these advanced classes. Advanced students will be challenged to draw more complex subjects. Students also have the option to transition into painting or drawing in color, using the medium of their choice including oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel or color pencil. They will learn the fundamentals of color mixing and how light and shadow affect color.

Fee: $220.00 for the full 8 weeks. Can't take all 8 classes? Choose the classes that fit your schedule - $35/class. Minimum: 4 classes.

Contact Us

The Barn, Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center
6980 Cambridge Avenue Mariemont, OH 45227


Phone: 513-272-3700
Email: womansartclub@zoomtown.com

Office Hours
Tuesday through Friday, 9a - 2p

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The Woman's Art Club of Cincinnati is proud to participate in the Find Your Center program, which promotes the many community-based arts centers in the Greater Cincinnati Area.