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The Cincinnati Art Club hosts Workshops with nationally known instructors several times during the year. Instruction is in various media and often features the teacher’s specialized techniques. Most are two or three days of small group, high intensity learning. Improve your art with some of the best. Material requirements are part of the announcement or are sent to applicants upon registration. Be sure to check in at this page often or sign up to get on our Email List.

The Hand Simplified with Marlene Steele

March 25, 2023
1:00 – 4:00 PM

“The Hand Simplified” is a three-hour+ workshop on drawing the human hand. The day will begin with instructor discussion and a demonstration on the hand structure and form. The group will then draw from a hand model. You should leave the workshop with a greater understanding of the hand, how to accurately render it, and have a greater confidence in your future work.


Previous Workshops

Jacqueline Sullivan

Finding Your Muse
January 15 & 16, 2022

In this workshop we explore the idea that the “Muse finds you working”. Working in a series of small abstract paintings on paper, we will work quickly at the beginning of class, cranking out small series of paintings. Using acrylic paints, collage, and drawing media, we will work in multiples based on specific guidelines and examples. The speed of working will force us into working intuitively without putting two much thought into the work. Each series will develop from a given theme or technique that the instructor will present before the series is started. These small paintings will be used as sketches for larger works.


John Michael Carter

Creating a Compelling Composition Around the Figure
Sept 17-19, 2021

The class will paint from costumed models in environments with an emphasis on identifying the design and value patterns that creates a convincing figure and a compelling composition. Mr. Carter will work and demonstrate with each student individually according to their skill level.


MaryBeth Karaus

Oil Workshop – Painting the Structure and Essence of Flowers
May 1st – 2nd, 2021

In this workshop, we will spend both days discovering how to paint and express our love for peonies, roses, irises or other available beauties on this first week of May. 


Jenny Buckner

Animal Paintings with Energy and Life
March 26th – 28th, 2021

This workshop will center around painting animals with simple strokes and bold color. Jenny will show how to take a good photograph that will lead to a dynamic painting, emphasizing color and light. 


For additional learning opportunities check Continuing Ed