Continuing Education

Member Discounted, Open to the Public–
The Cincinnati Art Club is proud to be starting a series of Continuing Education classes with instructors from among the CAC’s own members. We have many fine artists who have been teaching for years and we will now be hosting their classes within our own facility. Instruction will be in various media and will be offered to members and non-members alike. See the class listing for time, date and supplies needed. Be sure to check back here often to see what new instructional opportunities we will offer.

Figure Drawing and Painting– Carin Hebenstreit

Session Two

Mondays, April 8 – June 17, 2024; 9:30 AM – 12:00 Noon
(no class on Monday holidays, 05/27)

10-week Figure Drawing and Painting Class with models

Cincinnati Art Club is delighted to offer this exciting series of figure drawing and painting sessions with a live model!

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced artist, this course is perfect for honing your skills and unleashing your creativity. You’ll have the opportunity to assess and capture the human form in various poses and angles. You will learn how to study the movement and swing of a model’s body, and how to draw figures using values to pull body shapes into a whole.

For more detailed information and to register click HERE

Capturing the Portrait– Marlene Steele

New and Extended Course

Thursdays
January 11 – February 22, 2024
4:00 – 6:00 PM

Marlene Steele will accelerate your learning of portrait painting and the principles of design to achieve sophisticated, distinctive portraits!

The extended ‘Capturing the Portrait’ course will give students more time to grasp all the intricacies of the human head. Students will work in their medium of choice: oil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic, pencil, or charcoal. With a clear understanding of how to position the head on the canvas, to 360-degree views of the subject, students will gain confidence in portrait skills. With hands-on instruction defining major face planes specific to the individual, color mixing for light and different pigmentation, and more; the student will leave with improved, sophisticated capabilities for effective portrait design and painting.

For more detailed information and to register click HERE

Sophisticated Fundamentals: The Value of Values

…a Tonal Approach- David Mueller

This Class has been CANCELED, due to insuficient enrollments. Look for a reconfigured class covering the same material in the future.

(8-weeks of instruction and two weeks of independent study, with homework to be reviewed and discussed with the instructor)

David Mueller will help you sort out the nuts and bolts of sound design principles in traditional art.

This course is an on-going developmental progression that takes a student from where they are to renewed technical skills and greater ability to express their own creativity. Students will understand the significant worth of design, rendering the form, balance, hard edges, and soft edges. These elements are normally presented in much longer study but for the Cincinnati Art Club this course is a variation of Mueller’s larger teachings.

David asks you view a prerequisite video, (requiring a separate $45 purchase).

Previous Continuing Ed Classes

Creating Something Beyond– David Mueller

Introduction to Sophisticated Fundamentals

Saturday mornings, November 4, 11, 18 and December 2
9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

For this Cincinnati Art Club introductory variation of Mueller’s teachings, “Creating Something Beyond”, we will limit the focus to four basic concepts to help you to elevate your work.

• Pushed Designs • Unique Perspectives  • Edge Diversity  • Balance

David asks you view a prerequisite video, (requiring a separate $45 purchase).

Capturing the Portrait: The Head of the Live Model

with Marlene Steele

Thursdays in October
October 5 – October 26, 2023
4:00 – 6:00 PM

Capturing the Portrait: The Head of the Live Model (Expressed in Multimedia) will improve your portraiture skills.

Marlene Steele will use strategies that will improve your skills almost on an immediate basis. Her hands-on instruction will focus on the positioning of the head on the canvas, how to define major face planes specific to the individual, color mixing for light and different pigmentation, and more. The student will leave this series with improved, sophisticated capabilities for successful portrait design and painting. The instructor will include samples from sketch group portraits completed in 2.5 hrs. at the Cincinnati Art Club’s weekly Sketch Group Sessions. Students will be working from the live model

Figure Drawing and Painting– Carin Hebenstreit

Monday Mornings– 10/02/2023 – 12/11/2023
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

10-week Figure Drawing and Painting Class with models

Each session will begin with a series of classes in drawing fundamentals using live models. The instructor will transition to student’s media choices of oils, acrylics or pastels using live models when deemed appropriate.

Carin Hebenstreit has painted portraits of some of the most famous citizens of our city and has been teaching both figurative drawing and portrait painting at the Cincinnati Art Academy for 30 years. Her approach will teach you how to see into the personality– filled with memories, feelings, and attitudes. You will learn how to see the movement and swing of a model’s body, and how to draw figures using values to pull body shapes into a whole. Carin knows all the tricks to bring your art up to the next level. Whether you are a student of figurative art, create landscapes or paint still life, this drawing class will help you see and make you a better artist.

Techniques of Cincinnati Art Club Masters– Marlene Steele

Learn from the Masters as they did, by copying works and applying what you learn to your current work. This special course series will draw on works in the Permanent Collection of the Cincinnati Art Club, chosen by the instructor to reinforce techniques used even to this day. Students will use multiple media and each “topic” will involve copying a piece and then applying the experience to a real still life, portrait or full figure, live model. Course taught by Marlene Steele, a 30-year+ experienced art teacher, working artist and student of Aileen McCarthy, who was a student of Frank Duveneck. Marlene is a member of various art associations with an established network of contacts across the region and country, an alumna of the Cincinnati Art Academy, and owner of Steele Studios. Steele’s works are exhibited widely throughout the region and the U.S. Among her many awards and recognitions, Steele was the recent recipient of the “Individual Excellence Award” from the Ohio Arts Council.

A Single 10-week Session
February 16 – April 10, 2023
Thursday Afternoons, 3:00 to 5:30 PM

For more detailed information and to register click HERE

Figure Drawing– Carin Hebenstreit

Carin Hebenstreit has painted portraits of some of the most famous citizens of our city and has been teaching both figurative drawing and portrait painting at the Cincinnati Art Academy for 30 years. Her approach will teach you how to see into the personality– filled with memories, feelings, and attitudes. You will learn how to see the movement and swing of a model’s body, and how to draw figures using values to pull body shapes into a whole. Carin knows all the tricks to bring your art up to the next level. Whether you are a student of figurative art, create landscapes or paint still life, this drawing class will help you see and make you a better artist.

Monday Mornings, 9:00 to 11:30 AM

For more detailed information and to register click HERE

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