creative research gallery and drawing center
a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization

 

    

DRAWING CENTER STUDIO

  studio offerings year-round
making better artists

ABOUT OUR PROGRAM WHY DRAW? OUR INSTRUCTORS STUDIO CALENDAR DARKROOM CALENDAR

REGARDING IMPACT OF THE COVID-19 ON MANIFEST PROGRAMMING
The Drawing Center Facility is currently closed in compliance with the Ohio Governor's state-wide stay-at-home order through April 6th.


Most regular programming has been paused
. Some programs are running remotely via Internet. Items with gray backgrounds below are paused, but will resume when we are able to safely reopen. Our people are hard at work developing new offerings to maintain Manifest's culture of creativity, aspiration, and learning during this uncertain time. These will be posted below, and shared via email and social media as they become available.

Direct public contributions to our nonprofit organization are the only way Manifest can maintain its facilities. Now, this support is more important than ever before. Those who are able are encouraged to use the DONATE button at the bottom of this page to give today. We will also be developing vouchers for future tuition at the Center, the proceeds from which will help carry us through this storm.

WEEKLY OPEN PROGRAMS


Drawing As Mindfulness

Mondays, 7-9pm (REMOTE PROGRAMMING)
Weekly Instructed sessions focused on activities (drawing, discussions, writing) promoting mindfulness of self and context. Year-round!
Taught by Brigid O’Kane


Open Photography Lab Sessions

Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Sundays
6-10pm

Weekly uninstructed access to our analog darkroom and film processing facilities. Student discounts.

About Our Facilities and Equipment

MEDIA CATEGORY KEY

Drawing
Photography
Painting
Non-Media-Specific

IN-DEPTH STUDIO CLASSES


MINI LYCEUM

Kids Teaching Kids
Live Video Demos & Discussion About Key Topics in Art
Wednesdays, 4-6pm (REMOTE PROGRAMMING)
A COVID-19 special production geared towards kids interested in visual art ages 8-14 (but open to all kids).
Led by Private Lesson Instructor Alexandra Franz (age 15)


Drawing Materials:

Soft Pastels

Sundays, 10am-1pm
March 8-29

A 4-week survey focused on exploring the possibilities of our most common DRAWING mediums.
Taught by Scholar in Residence Angela Livezey


The Drawn Subject:

Interior Spaces Beyond Perspective

Saturdays, 1:30-4:30pm
March 7-28

A NEW 4-week DRAWING course probing the realities and implications of some of Art History’s greatest subject-matter themes. Ideal for those transitioning from the beginning to intermediate levels!
Taught by Brad Davis


Drawing Essentials:

Volume

Thursdays, 6-9pm (REMOTE PROGRAMMING)
March 5-26

A 4-week, foundations-level drawing course.
Taught by Resident Instructor Samantha Haring


 

WORKSHOPS & SPECIAL EVENTS


More Alive By It:

Conversations about Photography and Life

Fridays, 7-9pm (will likely be postponed)
April 10

A FREE discussion series featuring new guests each month led by Michael Wilson


Drawing Marathon

Saturday & Sunday, Date TBD
12 hours of life drawing with 2 models.


FREE High School Open Figure Drawing Sampler

Tuesdays, 7-9pm
Date TBD

A FREE opportunity for High School students and teachers to experience working from a live model.


GRAND OPENING EVENT!
Friday, June 5, 6–10pm (we are hopeful!)
A special public celebration and showcase of our new home at 656 E. McMillan in Walnut Hills, and a display of the work created at the Drawing Center by our program students, participants, and instructors. Food and drink provided. More details coming soon at the link.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!


Scholarships Available!
For Teens & Emerging Artists

Gift Certificates Available!
Good for all programs

YEAR-LONG ATELIER STUDYPASS
A full year of access to all Center offerings, plus access to studio for self-directed study.

LYCEUM: A Culture in the Pursuit of Quality
Mondays, 9am-Noon for continuing students    Enrolling new students September 2020
Up to a year-long studio course, offered in 10-week increments, for those prepared to take on advanced independent and directed study.
Taught by Jason Franz, Manifest's Founding Executive Director



Map to NEW Walnut Hills Studios   |   Studio Calendar    |   Darkroom Calendar





    

Manifest's 16th season is funded in part by a grant from the Robert H. Reakirt Foundation, PNC Bank, Trustee. This season's programming is also supported by an impact grant from ArtsWave, by a sustainability grant from the Ohio Arts Council, and through the generous contributions of individual supporters who care deeply about the visual arts.


gallery hours:

tues-fri noon-7pm, sat noon-5pm
(or by special appointment)


closed Sun and Mon

Contribute to our Annual Fund

    


   


gallery map
2727 woodburn avenue
cincinnati, ohio 45206


drawing center map
656 E. McMillan St.
cincinnati, ohio 45206


   

 


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